President's Star Charity show raises $7.66 million

President Halimah Yacob arrives for the President's Star Charity show on Dec 10, 2017.
President Halimah Yacob arrives for the President's Star Charity show on Dec 10, 2017.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
In her speech, President Halimah stressed the importance of the entire community coming together to help the underprivileged.
In her speech, President Halimah stressed the importance of the entire community coming together to help the underprivileged.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
Mediacorp artistes and members from the Down Syndrome Association perform Something Just Like This, a song by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay.
Mediacorp artistes and members from the Down Syndrome Association perform Something Just Like This, a song by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
The show's proceeds will go to the 52 charities supported by the President's Challenge this year.
The show's proceeds will go to the 52 charities supported by the President's Challenge this year.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
Local vocal group MICappella and dancers from the Eursasian Association perform the Eurasian folk song Jinkli Nona.
Local vocal group MICappella and dancers from the Eursasian Association perform the Eurasian folk song Jinkli Nona.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - Star power was in full force on Sunday night (Dec 10), raising $7.66 million for charity through musical performances by home-grown and international stars. Also making her debut on the President's Star Charity, now in its 24th year, was President Halimah Yacob, who, in her speech, stressed the importance of the entire community coming together to help the underprivileged.

"All of us can play a part in helping the underprivileged amongst us," she said.

The show's proceeds will go to the 52 charities supported by the President's Challenge this year.

Hosted by Gurmit Singh, Glenda Chong, Paul Foster and Kimberly Wang, this year's show also featured Canadian singer Daniel Powter, who performed his hit single Bad Day.

The public can still pledge donations of $5, $20 and $100 by telephone, or of any amount online or through Singtel's Dash app until midnight on Dec 16.