About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
Relay Majulah is a ground-up initiative to form a 200-runners team to conquer 2,000km over 200 hours (2-10 Nov 2019) to raise funds for President's Challenge and its 67 supported charities; and to commemorate Singapore's 200 years. It also aims to unite the community, for the community; and tell the inspiring stories of people with indomitable spirit, who live life to the full and live life without limits.
In 2005, Michael Quek's world fell apart. The self-employed electrician and air-con installer suffered a stroke, which left him wheelchair-dependent. While it may seem natural to admit defeat, Michael's positive outlook enabled him to look beyond his disability. After three years focused on his recovery, he took up a multimedia course at SPD, a local charity that helps people with disabilities to maximise their potential and integrate them into society. SPD recommended him to Richardo Chua, the group managing director of Adrenalin Group, an event management company that champions an inclusive workplace. At Adrenalin, 30 per cent of the employees have disabilities. Hiring persons with disabilities is a policy which Richardo Chua instituted from Day 1, and is part of the company's culture and DNA.
Michael and Richardo are running for a more inclusive Singapore, to advocate for inclusive employment, to raise awareness for social entrepreneurship and to show that we can all do a bit and collectively, we can do a lot.
About the Charity
The President's Challenge is an annual community outreach and fundraising campaign for charities selected every year by the President's Office. It is a call to all Singaporeans in doing their part in building a more caring and inclusive society. Initiated in 2000 by former President S R Nathan, the Challenge represents the coming together of people from all walks of life, to help the less fortunate. In 2012, under the leadership of former President Tony Tan Keng Yam, the Challenge was expanded to go beyond fundraising by including volunteerism and social entrepreneurship. In 2018, President Halimah Yacob announced a $10 million fund (Empowering For Life Fund) which will empower vulnerable groups through skills upgrading, capacity-building and employment. Visit http://www.pc.org.sg/WhoWeSupport to find out about the benefiting organisations supported by President's Challenge this year. 100% of the donations received go towards the charities we support.