Judy Ongg helps Community Chest raise $850,000

-- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
-- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
Singer Judy Ongg performing with SCO at the ComChest-SCO Mother's Day Charity Concert. -- PHOTO: COMMUNITY CHEST
Singer Judy Ongg performing with SCO at the ComChest-SCO Mother's Day Charity Concert. -- PHOTO: COMMUNITY CHEST
Singer Judy Ongg performing with SCO at the ComChest-SCO Mother's Day Charity Concert. -- PHOTO: COMMUNITY CHEST
Singer Judy Ongg performing with SCO at the ComChest-SCO Mother's Day Charity Concert. -- PHOTO: COMMUNITY CHEST
Community Chest Chairman Mr Phillip Tan (far left) presenting a token of appreciation to Ms Judy Ongg at the ComChest-SCO Mother's Day Charity Concert with the concert's adviser, Mr Poh Choon Ann. -- PHOTO: COMMUNITY CHEST
Community Chest Chairman Mr Phillip Tan (far left) presenting a token of appreciation to Ms Judy Ongg at the ComChest-SCO Mother's Day Charity Concert with the concert's adviser, Mr Poh Choon Ann. -- PHOTO: COMMUNITY CHEST
(From left) Mr Patrick Lee, SCO Chairman, Mr Tan Kwang Hwee, Community Chest-SCO Mother's Day Charity Concert Sub-Committee Chairman, Mr Phillip Tan, Community Chest Chairman, Dr Mary Chen, Community Chest-SCO Mother's Day Charity Conc
(From left) Mr Patrick Lee, SCO Chairman, Mr Tan Kwang Hwee, Community Chest-SCO Mother's Day Charity Concert Sub-Committee Chairman, Mr Phillip Tan, Community Chest Chairman, Dr Mary Chen, Community Chest-SCO Mother's Day Charity Concert Sub-Committee Member, Ms Judy Ongg, Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Poh Choon Ann, Community Chest-SCO Mother's Day Charity Concert Adviser, Ms Low Yen Ling, Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development, Ms Ng Ling Ling, Community Chest Managing Director at the ComChest-SCO Mother's Day Charity Concert. -- PHOTO: COMMUNITY CHEST

Evergreen singer-actress Judy Ongg was in town on Friday night to perform at the inaugural Community Chest - Singapore Chinese Orchestra Mother's Day Charity Concert.

The 64-year-old Ongg, who lives in Japan, made a rare appearance at a concert attended by Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Social and Family Development, and helped the Community Chest raise $850,000.

She also donated a painting she created, Sensations of Spring, that was put up for auction during the concert. Funds raised from the charity concert will go towards helping families in need under the more than 40 programmes run by the Community Chest. These donations will also be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Government under the Care and Share Movement, a national fund-raising and volunteerism movement led by Community Chest this year.