The Blue Charity Gala 2019– Stand by Me

Themed Stand by Me, The Blue Charity Gala held at Resorts World Sentosa on 30 August saw more than 600 individuals and corporates coming together in support of SPD and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF).

Local disability charity SPD and not-for-profit arts organisation The RICE Company Limited (TRCL), which manages BT BAF, joined hands for the first time to raise more than $500,000 for persons with disabilities and young persons with aspirations in the arts.

Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance graced the event as the Guest-of-Honour.

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Blue Charity Gala dinner raises S$500K for BT BAF, SPD

Gala event to raise S$600,000 for persons with disabilities and the arts

Children for Children 2019

This October, close to 900 children in Singapore will get to enjoy Children’s Day at Resorts World Sentosa and also learn about the milestones of Singapore’s accomplishments in commemoration of 200 years of nation building.

Children for Children (CFC) will see children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds across 36 primary schools celebrate “Our Home, Our Singapore” …

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Light Up of ChariTrees 2018

In celebration of Singapore’s Community Heroes, President Halimah Yacob and some 11 community groups and individuals turned up for the light-up ceremony of ChariTrees 2018, along with seven corporate donors, and more than 130 children and youth as well as their families were invited to the event. These children and youths are beneficiaries of the Business Times Budding Artists’ Fund (BT BAF), the recipients of the year-end annual charity fundraiser.

“ChariTrees’ 20 traditional Christmas trees and 10 “Art” trees are dedicated to the many individuals, groups and organisations which have made a positive impact towards our community”, said Mr Tan Puay Kern, chairman of the ChariTrees 2018 Organising Committee.

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Children for Children 2018

This October, 1,000 children can look forward to a day of fun hosted by pupils from CHIJ Kellock (Primary), who will also put up an original musical performance.

Children for Children (CFC), jointly organised by CHIJ Kellock, not-for-profit arts organisation and charity The RICE Company Limited, The Business Times and Resorts World Sentosa since 2008, brings children from across more than 50 schools in Singapore to celebrate Children’s Day each year with a special outing to iconic attractions in Singapore.

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British Theatre Playhouse – The Definitive Rat Pack “Art for Charity” Gala Reception, Dinner & Performance

Wednesday 27th June 2018, 7.30pm onwards
Guest of Honour: H.E. President Halimah Yacob
Under the Patronage of the British High Commissioner
H.E. Scott Wightman


About “The Definitive Rat Pack”

Direct from London’s West End, “The Definitive Rat Pack” has undoubtedly some of the world’s finest interpreters of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr.

Having premiered in London’s West End where it earned an Olivier Award nomination, we now look forward to welcoming the original cast, Stephen Triffittt, Mark Adams and George Daniel Long to Singapore. The production has subsequently toured Europe and the USA – driven by UK performers and musicians – it has been seen by more than 10 million worldwide for more than 10 years!

The Business Times Budding Artists Fund will receive 30% of the gross proceeds from all the table and ticket sales. For more information, please contact us.

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Moving Hearts, Overflowing Hands

‘Moving Hands, Overflowing Hearts’ featured the Inspiring Trio – Chen Jing, 8 Toby Tan, 9 and Jessie Meng, 10. The three young performers gave an exhilarating concert at The Esplanade Recital Studio in aid of The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF).

This concert is organised by The Musique Loft and raised over $10,000 for BT BAF.

ChildAid 2017 raises over $2m for beneficiaries – THE BUSINESS TIMES


Annual children’s charity event ChildAid raised more than S$2.1million for socially-disadvantaged children on Friday night. Now in its 13th year, the event, which previously featured a concert, changed its format to a narrative musical for children, replete with magical beings and a whirlwind tour of foreign lands.

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ChildAid 2017: An Amazing Awesome Asian Adventure raised more than $2.1 million

ChildAid 2017: An Amazing Awesome Asian Adventure raised more than $2.1 million

The 13th edition of annual charity concert ChildAid organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times raised more than $2.1 million.

The proceeds go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, both of which help underprivileged children, bringing the collective amount raised over the years to more than $16 million.

Gracing the concert’s opening night on 24 November 2017 at Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa was Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development, and the Second Minister in the Ministry of National Development.
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String A Legacy: Raising the Next Generation of Musicians

A musical legacy will be handed down this coming November in a concert titled String A Legacy featuring Singapore’s internationally renowned violinist Min Lee and her protégé 12-year old Samuel Tan making his debut at Esplanade Concert Hall.

Samuel, the youngest winner of the prestigious 2014 Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition in Italy at the age of nine and among United Kingdom’s favourite classical radio station Classic FM’s top ten list of child prodigies in 2016, has been under Min Lee’s mentorship since he was seven years old.

Centered around the theme of legacy, String A Legacy will also see Samuel continuing the violin lineage from his mentor, Min Lee.

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Piano Marathon: 12-hours of non-stop piano-playing World’s leading piano maker launches new community outreach programme with a piano marathon for charity

The world’s leading piano maker, Steinway & Sons, will score a first in Asia this December with the launch of a new community outreach programme that will see a 12-hour music marathon for charity.

Called Piano Marathon 2017 @ ION Orchard, the event is scheduled to be held on 16 December at Singapore’s iconic shopping mall ION Orchard Level 1 Atrium. It aims to reach out to over 500 participants from all ages and all walks of life to provide 12 hours of continuous piano music. Nett proceeds from funds raised for the event will be donated to The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF) that provides arts training to children and youths from financially disadvantaged families.

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