President’s Star Charity aims to raise more than S$6.5m

This year’s President’s Star Charity aims to raise more than S$6.5 million. The show, which was shown live on Channel 5 – was also the first under the auspices of President Tony Tan Keng Yam, who took office last year.

One of the biggest acts this year is Grammy Award winning artist Richard Marx, who serenaded the audience with his hits “Right Here Waiting” and “Hazard”.

Others included Hossan Leong, Gurmit Singh, Daren Tan and Sheikh Haikel, reprising their medley. The four had also performed in last year’s show.

The theme for this year’s President’s Star Charity, now into its 19th edition, is “unsung heroes”. Stories of brave, selfless Singaporeans who overcame adversity and obstacles to find simple joys, is a highlight of the show.

55 beneficiaries, almost double the number last year, are recognised this year.

A repeat telecast of Sunday’s show will be on October 21 on Channel 5, from 4pm to 6.30pm.

The public can donate in amounts of S$5 (1900-122-8821), S$20 (1900-112-8822), and S$100 (1900-112-8823). Contributions can also be made online at

As of October 14, the donation tally stands at S$6,227,958. The figure includes corporate donors, telepolls and online donations.

Donation telepoll will close on October 21 at midnight.

This article was first published in TODAY