NTUC raises $10.8m for low-income members

NTUC has raised about $10.8 million for the NTUC-U Care Fund this year which will benefit its low-income members and their families.

Of the amount, $2.675 million will go to NTUC U Stretch vouchers, while $3.8 million will go to U Care Back To School vouchers. The rest will be used for donations and other assistance programmes.

NTUC announced these details last night at the U Care Charity Dinner jointly hosted by NTUC president Mary Liew and NTUC secretary-general Chan Chun Sing.

The charity dinner was attended by about 850 guests comprising union leaders, management partners, and corporate donors, together with some U Care beneficiaries and their family members.

Including the amount this year, the labour movement has raised $88.58 million since the inception of the NTUC-U Care Fund in 2009.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2016, with the headline 'NTUC raises $10.8m for low-income members'. Print Edition | Subscribe