Three cheers for the spirit of giving

Twenty children helped by The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund enjoyed a sponsored shopping trip to a Cheers outlet at Kallang Wave Mall yesterday, where they were given $15 each in vouchers to purchase food and drinks. The event marked the clo
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Twenty children helped by The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund enjoyed a sponsored shopping trip to a Cheers outlet at Kallang Wave Mall yesterday, where they were given $15 each in vouchers to purchase food and drinks.

The event marked the close of a fund-raising effort by convenience store chain Cheers, FairPrice Foundation, and food and beverage firm Yeo Hiap Seng.

A total of $30,000 was raised in September through a 20-cent pledge for each 500ml bottle of Yeo's coconut juice or Asian drinks sold.

The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund supports about 14,000 children and young people a year. They receive help for school-related expenses such as meals or transport.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 08, 2015, with the headline 'Three cheers for the spirit of giving'. Print Edition | Subscribe