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 without limits.
I am Chief Armour Officer in MINDEF and also the organizer for National Day Parade (NDP) 2019. It was an incredible journey to organize NDP19, made possible only by a fantastic team, volunteers and participants. There were many challenges along the way, but the team rallied together to deliver a spectacular show and celebrations - a special NDP at the Padang befitting of Our Bicentennial! Beyond the show, NDP is ultimately about our people. It is amazing to see 15,000 fellow Singaporeans, coming together every weekend for rehearsals, and giving a little more of themselves to make NDP19 possible. And this is why NDP is always special, because it is a show by Singaporeans, for Singapore, for Singaporeans!
Having seen so many Singaporeans give a little more of themselves to make NDP19 possible, I am motivated and inspired to do my part, and to give a little more for Our Singapore! Hence, I decided to take up the challenge to participate in Relay Majulah where it is likewise, all about our people. Join me as we give a little more for Our Singapore, together!
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.