THE SGX Bull Charge community has gone the extra mile for beneficiaries in the Virtual Charity Run, clocking over 150,000 km to surpass its collective target of 100,000 km. With the support of corporate sponsors and individual donors, the flagship charity initiative of Singapore Exchange (SGX) raised S$3.63 million amid a challenging year for charitable fundraising.
At a ceremony at SGX Centre on Nov 18, guest-of-honour President Halimah Yacob witnessed the cheque presentation to Community Chest, through which all proceeds would be channelled to the adopted beneficiaries for 2020: AWWA Ltd, Autism Association (Singapore), Fei Yue Community Services, HCSA Community Services and Shared Services for Charities.
SGX Bull Charge this year transformed its 17th annual Charity Run into a two-week virtual fundraiser.
The event kicked off on Oct 30, with Team Singapore Olympian Joscelin Yeo joining 44 CEOs and chiefs of companies in the 3km virtual Chief Challenge, which was flagged off by C Kunalan and Team Singapore Paralympian Theresa Goh. Over 5,000 participants in the virtual Mass Run each ran at their own pace and space across different cities, including ultramarathoner Stephen Lim who topped the individual leaderboard with 800 km.
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