'Fun raising' nets $518,000 for charity

Between golfers having fun in their game and masked party-goers enjoying a costume party, Courts Asia raised $518,000 for charity. The two "fun raisers" helped Courts to make its biggest contribution in its 16 years in the Singapore philanthropy scen
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Between golfers having fun in their game and masked party-goers enjoying a costume party, Courts Asia raised $518,000 for charity. The two "fun raisers" helped Courts to make its biggest contribution in its 16 years in the Singapore philanthropy scene. In a ceremony at his residence yesterday evening, Mr Terry O'Connor, group chief executive officer of Courts Asia, presented the money to various beneficiaries. The Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore received the $155,000 raised at the charity golf event. The proceeds of the costume party were divided equally between The Red Pencil, a humanitarian organisation that provides art therapy to trauma victims, and the Down Syndrome Association (Singapore), with each receiving $181,500.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 21, 2017, with the headline ''Fun raising' nets $518,000 for charity'. Print Edition | Subscribe