Great Eastern SG50 Charity Shield kicks off with $133,790 raised for charity

S-League Charity Shield between Warriors FC and Balestier Khalsa at Jalan Besar Stadium on March 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: TNP
S-League Charity Shield between Warriors FC and Balestier Khalsa at Jalan Besar Stadium on March 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: TNP
Great Eastern's Singapore CEO, Dr Khoo Kah Siang (extreme right, holding checque) presents the cheque for $133,790 to Mr Han Fook Kwang (in grey), Chairman of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund at the Great Eastern SG50 Charity Shield at the
Great Eastern's Singapore CEO, Dr Khoo Kah Siang (extreme right, holding checque) presents the cheque for $133,790 to Mr Han Fook Kwang (in grey), Chairman of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund at the Great Eastern SG50 Charity Shield at the Jalan Besar Stadium on March 1, 2015. Also present are S-League CEO Lim Chin (left of Mr Han) and Mr Colin Chan (right of Dr Khoo), chief marketing officer of Great Eastern. -- PHOTO: GREAT EASTERN LIFE

SINGAPORE - The Great Eastern SG50 Charity Shield kicked off at Jalan Besar Stadium yesterday, with $133,790 raised for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund by the insurance company's staff and partners.

The curtain-raiser match for Singapore's 2015 football season was between Warriors FC and Balestier Khalsa FC.

Great Eastern Singapore's chief executive Khoo Kah Siang presented the cheque to the fund's chairman, Mr Han Fook Kwang, during half-time.

The fund provides pocket money to children from low-income families.

Prior to the match, more than 120 budding young footballers aged six to 12 were treated to a football clinic.