The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 19, 2012
 

Boys' Brigade Share-a-gift Programme reaches target

 
 

The Boys' Brigade Share-A-Gift programme, one of Singapore's largest charity drives, announced today that they had successfully reached its fundraising goals.

In its 25th year, the programme collected a record number of donations in the form of food hampers and other items for 30,285 beneficiaries.

Down to the wire, almost 80 percent of the donations came in during the last eleven days. Different uniformed groups like the Girl Guides Singapore and St John Ambulance Brigade, also took part for the first time.

Guest of honour and Nee Soon GRC MP Dr Lim Wee Kiak joined 20 members of uniformed groups in delivering hampers today. Lauding their efforts, he said: "The heartwarming stories that arise are a great testimony to the caring and sharing spirit that is very much alive in Singapore."