A respite from troubles: Charity pays for poor family's staycation

The team behind The Break Away Holiday Charity: (From left) Ms Minz Xu, Madam Sharin Lim and her husband, Mr Andrea Meierhofer. The charity works with family service centres to reward needy families who are trying their best to resolve their problems
The team behind The Break Away Holiday Charity: (left) Ms Minz Xu, Madam Sharin Lim and her husband, Mr Andrea Meierhofer. The charity works with family service centres to reward needy families who are trying their best to resolve their problems.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

A charity here wants to give poor families in Singapore a free staycation as respite from all their woes.

The Break Away Holiday Charity is the brainchild of Swiss banker Andrea Meierhofer, who roped in his Singaporean wife Sharin Lim, and their friend Minz Xu to start the group.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 09, 2018, with the headline 'A respite from troubles: Charity pays for poor family's staycation'. Print Edition | Subscribe