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.
Singapore Sports School student Nicholas Rachmadi had joined the school to be part of their Swimming Academy and some way through he decided to switch to triathlon 3 years ago. He needed to train up his running abilities but unfortunately, he was not able to train with the school's Track & Field Academy back then. Instead of dwelling on the problems, Rachmadi took his self-training to the school's 200m long corridor and his runs would go up to 10km. Now, Rachmadi is a national triathlete and will be representing Singapore at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games later this year.
I am happy to participate in Relay Majulah knowing that this is for a good course. I am proud to be a Singaporean and nothing beats the feeling of setting foot onto the carpeted Changi airport whenever I arrive back in SG from overseas trips. Although I know I cannot change the whole world by participating in Relay Majulah, I know I can definitely help change the world for at least one person.
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
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.