Close to 4,700 North West Health Qigong Club members and residents of the North West district gathered at the Singapore Turf Club yesterday for a record-breaking qigong workout, which contributed to the donation of some 25,000kg of rice to the needy. Retiree Yap Ah Ee, 70, who took part in the event with 14 family members, said she asked them along to boost participant numbers. "I found out from my qigong master that rice will be donated based on the number of participants so I asked my family members to come along," she said. At the event, Rice That Binds, FamilyCares @ North West, 5kg of rice was donated by wholesaler Tong Seng Produce for every participant. The rice will be given to 5,000 needy households in the district. Each participant also went home with 1kg of rice sponsored by Tong Hua Rice. Yesterday's event broke the national record for the Biggest Health Qigong Mass Display.