Children For Children at The Singapore Zoo

On 30 September, The Business Times, CHIJ (Kellock) and The Arts House came together, for the second year running to create a fun-filled community event called Children for Children, in aid of ChildAid, an annual fundraising concert where proceeds will go towards The Business Times Budding Artists Fund and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. The inaugural Children for Children event last year saw 1,000 children from lower income families take the exhilaraIng ride on the Singapore Flyer on Children’s Day. This year, it was held at the Singapore Zoo and
aSracted close to 1,000 children from lower income families.

Mr Colin Goh, General Manager of The Arts House, comments, “The arts have a certain social responsibility towards the community in which it is born and it is no different for an arts organisaIon and venue like The Arts House. We are honoured to be able to conInue playing a role in helping children who are economically distanced this year through our efforts in raising funds for ChildAid.”

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Children For Children 2009

The second edition of Children For Children adopted a bold and fearless safari theme – Into The Wild. It was a perfect name as the event was held at the iconic Singapore Zoo. About 1,000 children took on the role of Little Explorer and were given a treasure-hunt map. The children were from various primary schools and non-profit organizations from across the island. They were paired with staff from The Business Times, Pico Art International Pte Ltd, Rabobank International and WBL Corporation Limited. The event was also graced by Mr Sam Tan, the Parliamentary Secretary of Ministry of Trade & Industry and Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts.

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ChildAid raises record amount for underprivileged children in Singapore. Both nights sold out.

ChildAid, the annual children´s charity concert organised by The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, has raised a record $506,000 for the two charities this year.

Thanks to strong corporate support and healthy public ticket sales, the collection for the two-night concert surpassed last year´s sum of $450,000 (The list of sponsors are listed below.). This brings the total amount raised since the inaugural concert in 2005 past the $1.5 million mark.

“This proves that despite the challenging economic climate, the Singapore public and corporate sector have big hearts. It signals to the needy children that our society cares for them,” said Mr Peter Khoo, ChildAid’s organising chairman. “We are truly grateful to everyone for their tremendous support.’’

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Children For Children 2008

The inaugural Children For Children was held at the tallest Ferris Wheel in the world, Singapore’s very own Singapore Flyer. The flyer had only been opened for less than a year when more than 1038 young children came bustling to celebrate Children’s Day. The children hailed from over 20 different organizations such as Canossaville Children’s Home, Student Advisory Centre, CARE Singapore and As-Saalam YWMA Family Support centre. They were grouped with pupils from CHIJ (Kellock) who were their minders for the day. Dr Lee Boon Yang, then Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts graced the event and even rode in one of the capsules with the children. Continue reading “Children For Children 2008”

Children For Children at Singapore Flyer

More than 100 children will come together to create a fun-filled Children’s Day for 1,000 children from low-income families at a fundraising-cum-community event called Children for Children @ Singapore Flyer today! The event will be graced by Dr Lee Boon Yang, Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts.

Organised in aid of ChildAid which supports two charities for needy children in Singapore, mainly the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, Children for Children has raised the targeted S$200,000 within just three weeks through donations from organisations such as Overseas Union Enterprise, CapitaLand Hope Foundation and United Overseas Bank, as well as individual company executives.

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ChildAid raises record $450,000 for underprivileged children in Singapore

ChildAid, the annual children´s charity concert has raised a record $450,000 for the two charities, bringing the total amount raised since the inaugural concert in 2005 passed the $1 million mark. Thanks to strong corporate support and healthy public ticket sales, the collection for the two-night concert, has surpassed last year´s $390,000. The first ChildAid concert in 2005 raised $330,000. This year´s concert featured a Family Segment and notable performers include 16-year-old Bertand Peh and his grandmother, Madam Mary Ho, 71, who will be playing on electric guitars, and talented siblings Jonathan and Angela Lim who will perform a piano duet.

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ChildAid raises record $450,000 for underprivileged children in Singapore

ChildAid, the annual children´s charity concert organised by The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, has raised a record $450,000 for the two charities, bringing the total amount raised since the inaugural concert in 2005 past the $1 million mark.

Thanks to strong corporate support and healthy public ticket sales, the collection for the two-night concert, has surpassed last year´s $390,000 (The list of sponsors are listed below.). The first ChildAid concert in 2005 raised $330,000.

“This proves that the Singapore public has a big heart and supports young local talent,” said Mr Peter Khoo, Organising Chairman of ChildAid. “We are humbled and grateful to every one for their tremendous support.

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ChildAid raises record $390,000 for underprivileged children in Singapore

ChildAid, the children’s charity concert has raised a record $390,000. Thanks to strong corporate support and brisk public ticket sales, the collection for the two-night concert has surpassed last year’s total of $335,000. Award-winning classical pianist Abigail Sin, 14, and soprano Janani Sridhar, 17, will lead the young talents on show. Other notable performers are jazz singers Nathan Hartono and Ming Bridges, 11-year-old singer Justina Ravi, the Tampines Primary School Children’s Choir and seven-year-old drummer Ethan Ong.

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ChildAid raises record $390,000 for underprivileged children in Singapore

ChildAid, the children’s charity concert organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times, has raised a record $390,000 for two beneficiaries, The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund.

Thanks to strong corporate support and brisk public ticket sales, the collection for the two-night concert has surpassed last year’s total of $335,000. (List of sponsors can be found below)

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