President's Star Charity show raises more than $6 million for those who need help

(Front row, from left) Shane Pow, Paige Chua and Joakim Gomez performing with cajon players with disabilities from Lighthouse School, a special school catering to children with visual and hearing impairment. ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
(Front row, from left) Shane Pow, Paige Chua and Joakim Gomez performing with cajon players with disabilities from Lighthouse School, a special school catering to children with visual and hearing impairment. ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIMST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
TV host Bryan Wong (centre) performing the Dikir Barat with other performers in a non-traditional routine.
TV host Bryan Wong (centre) performing the Dikir Barat with other performers in a non-traditional routine. ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
Najib Ali (centre) performing with Dikir Barat performers in a non-traditional routine.
Najib Ali (centre) performing with Dikir Barat performers in a non-traditional routine. ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
Speed painter Vilas Nayak painting an image of two beneficiaries  within three minutes while 15-year-old pianist Wang Hao Jia performs on the piano.
Speed painter Vilas Nayak painting an image of two beneficiaries within three minutes while 15-year-old pianist Wang Hao Jia performs on the piano. ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
Jazz singer Laura Fygi performing two songs for the President's Star Charity 2015.
Jazz singer Laura Fygi performing two songs for the President's Star Charity 2015. ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
Performers from Cirque Du Soleil performing at the President's Star Charity 2015.
Performers from Cirque Du Soleil performing at the President's Star Charity 2015. ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

SINGAPORE - Actors, artists and musicians joined the disabled on Sunday night to raise $6.42 million for the less fortunate at the President's Star Charity show.

'Speed painter' Vilas Nayak finished a portrait of two beneficiaries within three minutes, while an ensemble of cajon drummers also entertained the audience at Caldecott Broadcast Centre during a two-hour TV extravaganza.

Proceeds will go to 86 charities supported by the President's Challenge, such as the Community Chest and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

The figure includes corporate donors, telepolls and online donations.

Last year's show raised $6.32 million.

Hosted by actor Chua Enlai and radio deejay Jean Danker, the show also featured international jazz singer Laura Fygi.

The crowd also enjoyed an acrobatic performance by world-renowned Cirque Du Soleil travelling act Totem.  

The public can still pledge donations of $5, $20 and $100 by telephone till midnight on Oct 24.

They can also donate online at www.sggives.org/psc2015.

There will be a repeat telecast of the show on Saturday, Oct 24, on Channel 5, from 5pm to 7pm.