ComChest charity show raises over $6.2 million

ComChest charity show raises over $6.2 million

The ComChest Care and Share Charity Show 2014 has raised more than $6.2 million for beneficiaries of the Community Chest, the fund-raising arm of the National Council of Social Service.

A special art installation was also unveiled at the end of the show, which was held at the Resorts World Sentosa Theatre on Sunday.

It comprises balloon sculptures, sand art, paper flowers and notes from well-wishers like volunteers and donors.

The charity show is part of the Care and Share Movement, a nationwide drive to spur donations and volunteerism in the run-up to Singapore's 50th anniversary celebrations next year.

As part of the movement, eligible donations received this year will be matched dollar for dollar by the Government.

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, who chairs the SG50 steering committee that is spearheading the jubilee celebrations, was the guest of honour at the show.

Meanwhile, international celebrities have contributed items for an online charity auction that will remain open until Thursday.

The items up for bidding include former football star Michael Owen's autographed England jersey and veteran Hong Kong singer Wakin Chau's guitar.

Telephone poll lines for donations will remain open till Aug 10.

All donations will go towards 83 charities that run 226 programmes that will help over 300,000 beneficiaries under ComChest's care.

Those who wish to contribute can go to or call:

1900-112-8808 to donate $8;

1900-112-8828 to donate $28;

1900-112-8848 to donate $48;

1900-112-8888 to donate $88.

This article was published on July 29 in The Straits Times.

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