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.
It's an honor and privilege to be part of the 200 runners team for Relay Majulah to help raise funds for President's Challenge and 67 charity organizations. I have been volunteering for the past 8 years and have been able to witness many who are less fortunate - old and young and are struggling every day. From dealing with their sickness, worrying about their medical expenses, their next meal, affording a decent roof with a bed, being jobless and no pocket money to buy school uniforms and text books. Without these charities, I can't fathom how will these less fortunate cope with their daily lives. Your kind donation will be greatly appreciated, ensuring the less fortunate will be taken care of. Every dollar counts, likewise the every step I make during the relay. I hope to motivate more runners to participate in such fundraising events in future and also to continue to support these charity organizations by contributing back to the community.
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.