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UOB employees and customers raise $1m for needy children in Singapore

Published on Jun 1, 2014 7:20 PM

SINGAPORE - More than 4,000 employees of UOB, their families and the bank's customers took part in an annual charity event on Sunday to raise $1 million for underprivileged children in Singapore.

Some participants of the UOB Heartbeat Run/Walk walked a 3 km route while others ran 10 km along East Coast Park, before enjoying a family carnival.

The sum they raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Government under the Care and Share Movement, and donated to the ASPN Katong School, Minds Towner Gardens School and the Pathlight School, UOB said in a press release.

"These schools give children with special needs the opportunity to discover and develop their creative talent through education, early skills intervention and rehabilitation through art," the bank said.

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