Started in 2011, Run & Raisin’ is an annual charity event organised by TOUCH Young Arrows (TYA). It includes a charity run, along with a carnival where the net proceeds raised will benefit TYA clients and their families.
In 2011, we managed to raise more than $100,000 successfully due to our sponsors, and all the supporters who came down for the run or carnival.
TOUCH Young Arrows (TYA) is a service of TOUCH Community Services. TOUCH is a not-for-profit charitable organisation officially registered in 1992 and a member of the National Council of Social Service. TYA is committed to caring for children aged six to 12 years old from single-parent and low-income families. On Saturdays, children who lack family support and are struggling academically are given tuition at the 12 TYA clubs island-wide. TYA aims to build positive character traits and leadership qualities in the children who may otherwise be vulnerable to negative influences around them. Through games, competitive sports and recreational activities, TYA also helps these children learn to build rapport and interact harmoniously with their families and friends to help them strengthen parent-child and social relationships.