ChildAid charity concert raises record $2.035 million
More than 160 young performers took the stage last night at the Marina Bay Sands' (MBS) Sands Theatre to sing, dance, juggle and more at the opening night of this year's ChildAid charity concert.
Organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times, the two-day event has raised $2.035 million - a record high since the concerts started in 2005.
The money will go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund. The former gives pocket money to children from low-income families; the latter gives underprivileged children and teenagers lessons and other opportunities in the arts.
Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong was guest of honour. There will be two more shows today.