1000E and 1000P Raise $5 million for Children in Need
A total of $5 million was raised through Singapore Children’s Society’s 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need (1000E) and 1000 Philanthropists (1000P) programmes in 2017, thanks to the efforts of its 1,703 participants.
Both programmes saw a rise in the number of participants, with 734 companies and 969 individuals on board in 2017, compared to 716 companies and 834 individuals in 2016.
The contributors were recognised during the 1000 Enterprises and 1000 Philanthropists for Children-in-Need Appreciation Dinner 2018, held on 16 March at Fairmont Singapore.
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who is also Coordinating Minister for National Security and Patron of the programmes, was the Guest-of-Honour.
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean (centre) and Children's Society Chairman Mr Koh Choon Hui
(first from right) pose with the 1000E and 1000P ambassadors.
In addition to presenting tokens of appreciation to those who had helped further Children’s Society’s mission of bringing relief and happiness to children in need, DPM Teo also presented a certificate of appointment to the new ambassador of the 1000E and 1000P programmes.
Mr Chew Ghim Bok, Director of SkyVen Asset Management Pte Ltd, will help engage the business community and individuals to raise funds and awareness on behalf of Children’s Society.
Crawfort Pte Ltd, a licensed moneylender in Singapore, also presented a cheque of $100,000 to Mr Koh Choon Hui, Chairman of Singapore Children’s Society, in support of the Society’s cause.
“We strongly believe that today’s children will form an immovable pillar that will anchor the future of subsequent generations,'' said Crawfort managing director Mr Jjohn Cheow. '' We all have a crucial part to play in guiding the incumbent generation to leave rich legacies for the next,” he added.