Charity lunch raises more than $10k for Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund

More than $10,000 was raised for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) at a charity luncheon on Sunday afternoon at New Ubin Seafood along Sin Ming Road. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
More than $10,000 was raised for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) at a charity luncheon on Sunday afternoon at New Ubin Seafood along Sin Ming Road. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

SINGAPORE - More than $10,000 was raised for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) at a charity luncheon on Sunday afternoon.

Organised by New Ubin Seafood at Sin Ming Road, off Upper Thomson Road, all proceeds made during the 12pm to 2pm event were donated.

New Ubin Seafood put together a special menu for 10, at a price of $888 excluding tax.

The menu included a sashimi platter, a fish maw and crab meat soup, a roasted chicken with squid paste and dessert.

Some 200 diners turned up and along with donations, they contributed about $10,800 for the fund, which helps needy students with school-related expenses.

A New Ubin Seafood spokesman said: "Every day we deal with food and we are all fortunate enough not to have to worry about food. But there are children who don't even have enough money for recess. That really got to us."

Ms Rosemary Tan, in her 40s, who works as a fundraiser for a university, booked two tables for friends. "I've been to the restaurant twice previously and I find the food quite good," she said. "One of the staff has become a friend and she told me about it. This is for a good cause."