Charity celebrates with a heart act to follow

Volunteers for charity Jamiyah Singapore creating a chain of 8,525 paper hearts yesterday in a bid to set a Guinness World Record for the Longest Chain of Paper Hearts. The chain was assessed at a carnival in celebration of the charity's 85th anniver
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Volunteers for charity Jamiyah Singapore creating a chain of 8,525 paper hearts yesterday in a bid to set a Guinness World Record for the Longest Chain of Paper Hearts. The chain was assessed at a carnival in celebration of the charity's 85th anniversary, and the results will be announced today. The number 8,525 was deliberately chosen - with 85 standing for its anniversary and 25 for its 25th Exemplary Mother Award this year. Today, Jamiyah will also hold an 85km Motorcade and Walk-A-Jog. The journey will start at five locations - the charity's headquarters in Geylang and four welfare homes - and end at the field next to Eunos bus interchange, where the carnival is held. Called 85 Years of Care: Jamiyah Moves with the Community, it is open to the public.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 14, 2017, with the headline 'Charity celebrates with a heart act to follow'. Print Edition | Subscribe