President's Star Charity show raises record $7.37m

Actress Zoe Tay (centre) performing a peacock-themed dance at the 17th President's Star Charity show last night, which raised a record $7.37 million, nearly $1 million more than last year. Proceeds will go to 58 charities supported by this year's Pre
PHOTO: AZMI ATHNI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Actress Zoe Tay (centre) performing a peacock-themed dance at the 17th President's Star Charity show last night, which raised a record $7.37 million, nearly $1 million more than last year. Proceeds will go to 58 charities supported by this year's President's Challenge. President Tony Tan Keng Yam graced last night's event, which was hosted by news presenter Glenda Chong and actor Chua Enlai. The show also featured a performance by the cast of Broadway musical Wicked and a tribute to the late former president S R Nathan. The public can still pledge donations of $5, $20 or $100 by phone or online until midnight on Oct 29.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2016, with the headline 'President's Star Charity show raises record $7.37m'. Print Edition | Subscribe