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

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.

Click here the the appeal letter.

Click here for the booking form.

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.

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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Thrice a Charm: Yu Neng Primary School Pays It Forward with Tote-ally Eco Friendly Project

For a third year running, a local primary school and its supporting community will come together to raise funds for students in need.

Yu Neng Primary School (YNPS) will be creating 1,324 eco tote bags featuring an owl motif with hand-sewn eyes, that will be distributed to the public whose donations for the bag will go towards raising funds for ChildAid, an annual charity concert in aid of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF).

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Leading Childcare Educator Celebrates Children’s Day with A Good Deed To Charity

Leading Singapore childhood educator, Patricia Koh brought cheer to 200 beneficiaries yesterday with a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative through her childcare chain, MapleBear Singapore on Children’s Day.

In celebration of Children’s Day and in the spirit of giving back to the community, Koh’s childcare chain, MapleBear Singapore – developed from a Canadian based early learning programme – demonstrated its generosity with a treat for beneficiaries of the Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF) at Resorts World Sentosa. This is MapleBear Singapore’s first CSR outreach to financially disadvantaged families with young children in Singapore. Net proceeds from the event are donated to the BT BAF.

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Childaid Benefits from UOB and Yu Neng Primary School’s Fundraising Efforts

A key Singapore children’s charity event will be receiving a strong boost with a generous donation from United Overseas Bank (UOB) and a heartfelt initiative from Yu Neng Primary School.

UOB donates $800,000 to The Business Times Budding Artists Fund and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

UOB is donating $300,000 to The Business Times Budding Artists Fund under the annual children charity concert ChildAid.

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Yu Neng Primary’s beary-thoughtful gift for less-privileged peers

To commemorate its 80th anniversary and Singapore’s Golden Jubilee this year, pupils of Yu Neng Primary School will give back to the community, one stitch at a time. More than 1200 pupils, staff and parent-volunteers will be hand-making 1,200 fabric bears on August 3 as part of its values-in-action-education programme and fundraising effort called, Pay-It-Forward SG50 Bears.

Leading integrated logistics solutions provider, Cogent Holdings Limited (“Cogent”, together with its subsidiaries, “the group”), will be donating $110,000 in support of the Pay-It-Forward initiative.

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