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 a privilege to be born in Singapore, an environment absence of strife and conflict providing us a platform to achieve our goals. Being an only child of a single parent family has its fair share of challenges. You are tasked to grow up quickly and accept more responsibilities at home. Now, coupled with being a working adult, balancing between responsibilities at home, work and participating in community initiatives can be challenging at times. What helps is that I have a supportive mother and motivated volunteers around me.
Through my participation in Relay Majulah, I hope to raise awareness of volunteerism in Singapore. Volunteers are unique breed of individuals, heeding the call of the community and serving willingly. Often their contributions go unnoticed. Initiatives such as the Singapore Silent Heroes Award provide them a platform to share about their work and inspire others. My hope is that through Relay Majulah, we can rally more people to actively volunteer and make a difference in our society 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
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.