Joint effort to help children

Coming together for children are: (from left) Mr Ng Beng Chok (chairman of Yu Neng Primary School's advisory committee), Mrs Clara Lim-Tan (the school's principal), Ms Tan Bee Heong (general manager of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund), Mr
Coming together for children are: (from left) Mr Ng Beng Chok (chairman of Yu Neng Primary School's advisory committee), Mrs Clara Lim-Tan (the school's principal), Ms Tan Bee Heong (general manager of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund), Mr Benson Tan, (CEO, Cogent), Ms Serene Goh, (ST's schools editor and co-chair of ChildAid 2015), Mr Alvin Tay (The Business Times' editor and chairman of The Business Times Budding Artists Fund), Mr Colin Goh (CEO, The RICE Co), Ms Jessica Wong and Ms Lui Lay Yee from PSG and their chairman Pauline Ng.PHOTO: YU NENG PRIMARY SCHOOL

Logistics group Cogent Holdings has donated $110,000 to support Yu Neng Primary School's Pay-It-Forward initiative.

The school's staff, pupils and their parents volunteered to make 1,200 fabric bears on Monday which will be given to the audience at December's ChildAid concert at Marina Bay Sands. All money raised - including Cogent's donation - will go to children's charities, The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund.

The ST fund gives pocket money to children from low-income families to help them through school.

The BT fund provides fully-sponsored arts training for youth from financially disadvantaged homes.

ChildAid is organised jointly by The Straits Times and The Business Times.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 05, 2015, with the headline 'Joint effort to help children'. Print Edition | Subscribe