Giving back to society — that is exactly what some younger Singaporeans did on Saturday morning at the inaugural charity walk event organised by the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan (SHHK) Youth Group.
They were joined by Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing who said it was heartening to see them do so through simple activities.
The event raised more than S$90,000 for two of its beneficiaries — the Jamiyah Children’s Home and Very Special Arts Singapore.
Chinese community and business leaders, community partners, members of Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan, and teachers and staff of its affiliated schools were among the 1,400 participants who turned up for the walk at Gardens by The Bay East.
“Many of the younger children were asking ‘why are we doing this, why come out on a Saturday morning to do this walk’,” said Mr Chan.
“But then they realised that there are actually people who need help and so through this simple activity, they realised that actually there is a larger society that we live in (and) we can all play our part… to help the less fortunate.”
This year, TTSH Charity Ride 2014 heads to Phuket, Thailand from 22 to 25 May 2014, covering over 170km in 2 days, along the beaches of Phuket to the hilly Khao Sok.
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The popular Free Cone Day is back. This year, not only do you get a free cone if you rock up to one of the 4 participating scoop shops, you will also get to do your bit for charity.
On April 8, ice cream fans can get a free scoop of ice cream at VivoCity, Dempsey Hill and Great World City outlets from 12pm to 8pm, and Ben & Jerry’s @ Zoo Entrance from 12pm to 6pm, following the zoo’s operating hours.
While you are there, you can contribute your donations. Funds raised will go to The Children’s Charities Association of Singapore (CCA), helping the organisation fund programmes that will educate, train and assist the physically, mentally and socially-disadvantaged children in Singapore to become independent and useful citizens.
This year is also the first time that Ben & Jerry’s is bringing in Free Cone Day on Wheels to visit the six member charities under CCA.
“Free Cone Day on Wheels is a great way to celebrate and bring the cheer of Free Cone Day to those who would not usually be able to join us. We believe in sharing the peace, love and ice cream with as many as possible, and nothing makes us happier than giving back to our fans and community,” said Kenneth Lau, Brand Manager (Category Lead) – Ice Cream Unilever Singapore.