With help from health-conscious shoppers, $40,000 has been donated to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) by NTUC FairPrice's convenience store arm Cheers and NTUC FairPrice Foundation, together with food and beverage firm Yeo Hiap Seng.
For every bottle of Yeo's Healthier Choice Symbol-certified drinks bought at any Cheers and FairPrice Xpress store, FairPrice Foundation and Yeo Hiap Seng each donated 20 cents. All purchases in September contributed to the final amount.
The $40,000 cheque was presented to SPMF yesterday. Twenty beneficiaries were also invited for a shopping trip at Cheers HarbourFront Centre and given $20 each to buy anything they wanted.
Marishka Nabilah, 12, bought chips, Oreos and wafers for her family.
"They like Oreos but don't really buy them, and the wafers are new things for them to try. I feel very happy to be able to go back and share the items with my family," she said.