The World Gourmet Summit Charity Dinner raised funds this year for beneficiaries of The Community Chest through sale of tables with more than 340 seats priced at $1,000 each.
There was also a charity auction of items, including a necklace valued at $15,000, at the W Hotel yesterday.
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan and former president of Singapore S R Nathan graced the occasion. The funds raised will be matched by the Government.
Meanwhile, another charity dinner organised by The Migrant Workers' Centre raised more than $175,000 for its Migrant Workers' Assistance Fund through donations and sales received for the dinner tables.
This article was published on April 5 in The Straits Times.
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