Walk for Our Children Raised $800k for Beneficiaries
Singapore 13 September – Presented by Hong Leong Foundation, the charity arm of Hong Leong Group, Singapore Children’s Society annual fund-raising walkathon “Walk for Our Children” attracted a record of 10,000 event participants and raised $800k to further the Society’s mission of bringing relief and happiness to children in need.
In pledge of their support for the cause, Hong Leong Foundation together with Hong Leong Group Sports & Recreation Club (HLGSRC) gathered a strong contingent of more than 1,420 staff participants and their families to participate in the walkathon.
Mr Kwek Eik Sheng, Alternate Governor of Hong Leong Foundation says: “We want to help Singapore Children’s Society reach out to needy children and try to ensure no one falls through the gaps of the society. We hope our actions will inspire those around us to contribute and make a difference in our community.”
Held on 6 September 2015 at Palawan Beach, Sentosa, Guest-of-Honour Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry, officiated launch of the three-kilometre walkathon. Participants of the walkathon were treated to an exciting carnival and fringe activities to encourage family bonding. Hong Leong Group’s annual Family Day is also held at the same time.
“This year’s Walk for Our Children is the largest to date,” says Mr Alfred Tan, Chief Executive Officer of the Society. Over 700 volunteers signed up for the event, exceeding the Society’s initial target of 500.” The amount raised was also the highest to date for this annual event.
Other partners of Walk for Our Children 2015 include attraction partner KidZania Singapore, venue partner Sentosa Development Corporation, event partners Ministry of Social and Family Development and American Association of Singapore, and supporting organisations Tote Board and Singapore Pools.