More than 6,000 people walked barefoot for charity

More than 6,000 people walked barefoot for charity

SINGAPORE - Over 6,000 people bared their soles to raise $350,000 for charity during the annual barefoot walkathon Bare Your Sole 2015 at Palawan Beach, Sentosa.

The event which is organised by Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Singapore aims to improve the living conditions, safety and sanitation of the elderly and the vulnerable living in one- and two-room rental flats across the country.

In its 7th year, all proceeds from Bare Your Sole 2015 will go towards Project HomeWorks, Habitat for Humanity Singapore's local home-cleaning programme.

Mr Yong Teck Meng, National Director of Habitat for Humanity Singapore said: "We are very thankful for the tremendous support we've received throughout the years. It is always heartening to see everyone come together to help the less privileged within our community."

Ultramarathon runners, Mr Lim Nghee Huat and Mr Yong Yuen Cheng, were also present to complete the walkathon route as part of their SG50 tribute to run 50km each day for 50 days. Bare Your Sole 2015 marked their 45th day where they kick-started the event, leading the pack with participants walking barefoot behind them.

In addition to the walkathon, participants were treated to a wide range of activities such as a high elements course with flying fox and rock-climbing wall, a Habitat Village and a Kids' Corner.

debwong@sph.com.sg

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