The bi-annual “SPD Charity Show” is back for a fourth year.
Close to 30 local and foreign television personalities will come together next month to help raise S$3.5 million for the Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD) through a line-up of entertaining performances put up for the charity’s largest fundraiser of the year.
The three-hour television show will be broadcast live over MediaCorp Channel 8 on Sunday, 17 March, at 7pm and repeated a week later on 24 March at 3.30pm.
The theme for “SPD Charity Show 2013” is “Where Dreams Begin” in the hope of creating opportunity for the physically disabled to have the chance to pursue their dreams.
The objectives of the show include raising funds for SPD, raising awareness of SPD and its programmes and services, and to update the progress of the beneficiaries under SPD.
One highlight will feature MediaCorp artiste Dennis Chew helping 19-year-old Jeffrey Koh, an individual who is stricken with muscular dystrophy, complete an illustrative piece.
Another segment will see Zoe Tay and Vivian Lai together with other female artistes modelling the designs of 12-year-old autistic designer Ada Soh.
For the first time, the outdoor segment will take place at two locations – Ang Mo Kio Hub and Bugis Junction – to reach out to more people.
The show will be graced by Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.