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Aviation Run raises more than $200,000 for the needy

(From left) Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health & Ministry of Transport, Mr Phillip Tan, Chairman, Community Chest, Mrs Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministr
(From left) Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health & Ministry of Transport, Mr Phillip Tan, Chairman, Community Chest, Mrs Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Transport, Mr Yap Ong Heng, Director-General, CAAS, Mr Yap presenting the aviation community’s contributions of $212,120 to Mr Phillip Tan. -- PHOTO: CAAS
Aviation partners show their support in full force. -- PHOTO: CAAS
Aviation partners show their support in full force. -- PHOTO: CAAS
The over 2,000-strong crowd warming up for the run. -- PHOTO: CAAS
The over 2,000-strong crowd warming up for the run. -- PHOTO: CAAS
(From left) Mrs Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Transport, Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health & Ministry of Transport, Mr Yap Ong Heng, Director-G
(From left) Mrs Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Transport, Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health & Ministry of Transport, Mr Yap Ong Heng, Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), and Mr Phillip Tan, Chairman, Community Chest, flagging off Aviation Run 2013. -- PHOTO: CAAS
Aviation community sets a record for the largest human formation of an airplane in the Singapore Book of Records. -- PHOTO: CAAS
Aviation community sets a record for the largest human formation of an airplane in the Singapore Book of Records. -- PHOTO: CAAS

Workers in the local aviation industry raised more than $200,000 for the needy during Saturday's Aviation Run.

Some 2,000 runners were flagged off by guest of honour Senior Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo at the Changi Exhibition Centre earlier in the morning.

The crowd also set the record for the largest human formation of an airplane in the Singapore Book of Records.

The run is spearheaded by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and funds raised for the Community Chest will support the beneficiaries of its 83 charities.