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$11m raised in this year's President's Challenge

Published on Oct 23, 2012 3:20 PM
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President Tony Tan Keng Yam interacts with children who took part in an art competition which was held in conjuntion with the President's Challenge 'Symphony for Health' event held at Punggol Waterway on Oct 14, 2012. More than $11m in donations was raised in this year's President's Challenge. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

MORE than $11 million in donations was raised in this year's President's Challenge.

The amount, achieved despite "challenging times", was chalked up from direct public contributions and more than 40 fundraising events, said the charity drive's steering committee in a statement.

Fifty-five organisations will benefit from the amount raised, up 40 per cent from the 39 last year.

A reception will be held this evening at the Istana to thank individuals, institutions and organisations for their support.

 
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