Tipex donates $30,000 to ST School Pocket Money Fund

Ms Tan Bee Heong, general manager of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund receiving the cheque from Mr Richard Sim, vice-president of Tipex on Dec 20, 2018.
Ms Tan Bee Heong, general manager of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund receiving the cheque from Mr Richard Sim, vice-president of Tipex on Dec 20, 2018.PHOTO: VANESSA KOH, TIPEX

SINGAPORE - Tipex, which distributes Beautex and other tissue paper products, donated $30,196.40 to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund on Thursday (Dec 20).

The proceeds came from the annual Beautex Life's Beautiful art competition.

The competition, first launched in 2009, saw primary school pupils creating various art designs in June.

The selected winning artwork was then printed on limited edition Beautex tissue boxes and sold islandwide from June to November.

In partnership with The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, Tipex donated 20 cents for every pack of five boxes sold.

With public support, Beautex raised $30,196.40 for the fund this year.

The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund was started in 2000 as a community project to provide pocket money to schoolchildren from low-income families.

Since then, the fund has helped more than 160,000 cases of children and youth in need and disbursed over $60 million.