About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
I was a gas plant technician before my amputation and my duty was to ensure that the gas system runs smoothly without failures to our customers. As a quad amputee, I encountered difficulties initially when it came to selecting a sport of my liking. I am glad to have had the opportunity to try out swimming, rock climbing, table-tennis, scuba-diving, sitting volleyball, wheelchair-fencing and wheelchair rugby. It was wheelchair rugby that called out to me and that sport keeps me moving forward. I count myself blessed to be able to live each day, do volunteering and give back to the society. I am honoured to be part of Relay Majulah and look forward to meeting the runners who all came forward, for a good cause. I hope that by taking part in this relay, we can create awareness to the public to forge a more caring and inclusive society.
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.