A ball of a time - and all for charity

Madam Wang Qingzhen (above foreground)
Madam Wang Qingzhen (above foreground)PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Madam Wang Qingzhen, 72, showing off her moves as one of 10 "Golden Girls" - dancers aged between 60 and 77 from the Touch Seniors Activity Centre.

The women, all good sports, were taking part in the inaugural Touch Charity Ball organised by Touch Community Services and endorsed by Hospitality Alliance Singapore.

Close to $500,000 was raised at the charity event held at Resorts World Sentosa yesterday. The money will go towards supporting two of the charity's eldercare programmes - home care and senior activities centre. More than 2,500 senior citizens under the charity's aid will benefit from the fund-raising.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2015, with the headline 'A BALL OF A TIME - AND ALL FOR CHARITY'. Print Edition | Subscribe