China Taiping Insurance donates $40,000 to ST School Pocket Money Fund; sponsors over 30 beneficiaries

China Taiping Insurance (Singapore) donated $40,000 to the ST School Pocket Money Fund on Oct 15, 2020.
China Taiping Insurance (Singapore) donated $40,000 to the ST School Pocket Money Fund on Oct 15, 2020.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

SINGAPORE - China Taiping Insurance (Singapore) has donated $40,000 to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund after pandemic restrictions forced it to cancel the fun run it has staged since 2018 to raise funds.

The insurer has also sponsored personal accident insurance coverage for over 30 beneficiaries aged seven to 21 years old whose gross family monthly per capita income does not exceed $690.

The one-year Panda Safe Policy Plan includes accidental medical expenses, treatment from licensed Chinese acupuncturists and childcare centre closures due to hand, foot and mouth disease.

Chief executive Yang Yamei said that Covid-19 may have put a halt to all public events, "but it does not stop our drive to help the underprivileged children".

"In this trying time, low-income families need more help than ever. We want to extend our helping hands beyond fund-raising."