Lions Befrienders charity race raises S$215,000 for senior activity centres

Call it a race to make a difference.

About 250 people took part in a car race organised by the Lions Befrienders to raise awareness about vulnerable seniors.

Acting Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing flagged them off at the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

Participants were required to make pit stops at 12 islandwide checkpoints.

These included four activity centres run by Lions Befrienders where they played games and interacted with seniors there.

About S$215,000 was raised for senior activity centres.

Winners of the race received NTUC and car-grooming vouchers.

Outreach programme are conducted through six Senior Activity Centres (SACs) located in Ang Mo Kio, Bendemeer, Tampines, Ghim Moh, Clementi and Mei Ling.

At these SACs, Lions Befrienders promotes active ageing and continuous learning by engaging about 3,000 seniors activities and courses.

Source: CNA