Heartwork aims to help the needy

From left: National athletes Amanda Lim, Theresa Goh, Stephenie Chen, Yip Pin Xiu, Shayna Ng and Sarah Chen (front) formed the Heartwork initiative to help the less privileged in Singapore.
From left: National athletes Amanda Lim, Theresa Goh, Stephenie Chen, Yip Pin Xiu, Shayna Ng and Sarah Chen (front) formed the Heartwork initiative to help the less privileged in Singapore.PHOTO COURTESY OF TEAM HEARTWORK

One of the effects of winning at the higher levels of sport is usually greater visibility for the athletes who have achieved these feats.

Driven by the desire to give back to a community whose support has enabled them to arrive at where they are today, a group of national athletes has started an initiative to to help the needy in Singapore.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 04, 2018, with the headline 'Heartwork aims to help the needy'. Print Edition | Subscribe