Singtel’s annual flagship fundraising event, Singtel Charity Golf, has successfullyraised $1.15 million to help children and youth with special needs, with the generous support of its business partners. The funds raised today, a 65% increase compared to the $700,000 raised last year, will be channelled towards its corporate philanthropy programme, Singtel Touching Lives Fund (STLF), to support primary, secondary and post-secondary level programmes at its six adopted special education (SPED) schools*. This year’s event, with the relaxing of the Covid pandemic safety measures, saw more than 140 golfers tee off at Tanah Merah Country Club.
Ms Aileen Tan, Chairman of STLF and Group Chief People and Sustainability Officer of Singtel said, “2022 is a very special year for us, marking STLF’s 20thanniversary of sustained giving. Since 2002, we have raised more than $50 million to help children and youth with special needs lead more meaningful lives, and we are determined to make a difference to many generations to come. We would not have been able to achieve this without the generosity of our business partners and friends at our various fund-raising efforts, such as our annual Singtel Charity Golf – you have our deepest appreciation for your unstinting support.”
As part of STLF’s 20th anniversary, Singtel also organised the recently opened Expressions Through Artexhibition, held at National Gallery Singapore from 17 to 28 August 2022. This is Singapore’s first exhibition to showcase the artworks of special education students from all the 21 local SPED schools in Singapore. The annual Singtel Carnival for SPED students will also be held later in the year.
*APSN Chaoyang School, APSN Tanglin School, APSN Delta Senior School, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore School, Eden School and MINDS Lee Kong Chian Gardens School.