Four RGS students raise $25,000 for ST Pocket Money Fund, hope to raise further $9,000

SINGAPORE - Four students from Raffles Girls' School (RGS) have raised $25,000 for the beneficiaries of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSMPF) under the Citi-YMCA Youth for Causes Initiative.

Project Amplify, comprising RGS students Monica Koh, Precia Lian, Jamie Lim, and Siobhan Tan , started their fund-raising by selling items such as tote bags, badges and stickers. They did so during the weekends over the June school holidays at Bishan, Tampines and Harbourfront, and were helped by 50 student volunteers from other institutions. Donations were also received from law firm Allen & Gledhill and Llao Llao outlets at United Square and Singapore Polytechnic.

Project Amplify will be organising its last fund-raising event, a charity concert called Glitch, on Aug 16 at the Singapore Conference Hall. The event aims to raise a further $9,000 for STSMPF and features performances by Youtubers Ridhwan Azman and Nicole Choo, among others. Tickets are priced at $15 and are available online at http://tinyurl.com/glitch2015.

The ST School Pocket Money Fund started in 2003 as a community project initiated by The Straits Times. It provides pocket money to children from low-income families to help them through school. Citi-YMCA Youth for Causes is a community initiative started by Citi and the YMCA of Singapore in 2003. Funded by the Citi Foundation, the programme is a catalyst to promote social entrepreneurship and community leadership development among Singapore youths.