ChildAid 2019 raised S$2.12 million for its two charities, including The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, which provides arts training for financially disadvantaged children. The latest edition of this fund-raising concert by children for children brings the collective amount raised for both funds to more than S$22.71 million, since the annual charity concert series started in 2005.
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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.
Longtime fans of the annual ChildAid concerts agree: Its 12th edition was one of its best ever. Themed ‘Living Dreams’, the charity concert gained strength and intensity with each successive item – culminating in a string of big group numbers that pulled out all the stops to impress the audience. This year’s ChildAid raised S$2.049 million in support of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund.
ChildAid 2016 raises over $2 million for two children’s charities
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The 11th edition of ChildAid, one of Singapore’s biggest charity concerts, opened with a bang last night at the Grand Theatre at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS). Dance crew Sugar Rush from the Little Arts Academy performed a slick number choreographed to ChildAid’s original theme song, A World To Imagine, composed in 2006 by the late Iskandar Ismail. This year’s ChildAid raised $1.98 million for both ST SPMF and BT BAF.
ChildAid 2015 raises nearly $2m for two children’s charities
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The annual ChildAid charity concert, now in its 10th year, has raised $2.327 million, a record high since it first started in 2005. More than 200 performers, including a 64-strong orchestra, took to the stage on Friday night for the two-day event held at the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands. This year’s line-up featured several well-known ChildAid alumni such as piano prodigy Abigail Sin, pop singer Farisha Ishak, soprano Janani Sridhar and classical guitarist Kevin Loh.
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Jugglers, clowns, magicians, martial artists and acrobats feature in this year’s ChildAid charity concert. Set to a carnival theme, nearly every aspect of the show – from its programme highlights to its elaborate set and costumes – is designed to evoke the atmosphere of a circus. The concert raised $2.035 million – a new record sum, compared to last year’s $2.016 million.
The audience held foam lightsticks of about an arm’s length, while the young talents performed against LED screens showing visual projections. The young ones wowed the crowd with a high-voltage performance at the Electric Edition-themed ChildAid concert. In its eighth year, the annual charity event raised a record sum of over $2 million – higher than last year’s $1.88 million.
This year’s ChildAid encapsulated the themes of friendship and hope with performances that featured 13-year-old violinist Asami Wada from Japan and the NUS Symphony Orchestra. $1.88 million was raised in support of the two charities.
ChildAid 2011 – Celebrating Friendship and Hope
Showcasing young musical talents from Singapore and around the region, ChildAid 2010 features 13 acts to be performed by 144 talents aged between seven and 19 years. The acts cover diverse music genres such as classical, pop-rock and hip-hop and feature songs, dances and instrumental performances on the flute, piano and drums. A total of $1.28 m – a record amount in the event’s six- year history was raised, which surpasses the $1 million mark set for ChildAid 2009.
The 5th edition of ChildAid showcased 274 performers aged from 4 to 19 years. A total of 15 acts will take to the stage – including seven youths from Malaysia and Indonesia, chosen from 550 acts following July and August auditions held in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. This year’s concert raised a record $1 million to help needy children, double last year’s fund-raising total of $506,000.