A tidal wave of compassion swept through Singapore as a staggering 2,200 altruistic souls laced up their sneakers for the ultimate test of endurance at Let’s Take A Walk 2023 on the 4th and 5th of November 2023.
This isn’t your ordinary charity walk—it’s a ground-breaking, volunteer-powered crusade that not only hit its target of 2,000 participants but soared right past it, amassing a hefty $150,000 for the Ray of Hope charity.
With the break of dawn on 4th November, the event launched with the grueling 100km and 50km walks. The Singapore Sports Hub and SAFRA Punggol became hubs of hope, where over 150 intrepid walkers embraced the night, illuminated by the spirit of giving.
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Let’s Take A Walk 2023: A Journey of Hope and Solidarity
The unwavering support of Let’s Take A Walk volunteers shone brightly, offering oasis-like care points along the 33-hour journey. The day witnessed a massive turnout of around 1,400 participants, each step a testament to their commitment.
The fervor of charity blazed even brighter on 5th November as around 700 additional participants took to the 5km and 10km routes, transforming the Singapore Sports Hub into a landscape of solidarity.
In a digital show of support, nearly 200 participants joined the virtual edition of the walk from 21st October to 3rd November, striding through pledged distances in unity with their counterparts on the ground.
Let’s Take A Walk 2023 is far more than just a fundraising event; it shines as a beacon of hope across Singapore. Every dollar gathered from registration fees and kind-hearted donations serves as an essential pillar for the Ray of Hope initiative.
This local crowdfunding charity emerges as a cornerstone of support, actively galvanising community resources to bolster individuals and families facing hardship.
Ray of Hope’s commitment transcends simple financial aid. It signifies a comprehensive network of support, reinforcing over 1,000 beneficiaries not just with funds but also instilling hope. Their tailored approach involves hands-on support from dedicated case managers, delivering vital social assistance and ensuring the charity’s impact is deeply felt.
Since 2012, Ray of Hope has directed over $10 million towards fostering positive transformations, engaging with a broad section of the community. Their endeavours extend support to children, the disabled, the elderly, migrant workers, and single parents, mirroring a pledge to diversity and inclusion.
In essence, every donation to Let’s Take A Walk 2023 enables this charity to persist in its priceless work, strengthening community ties and carving out pathways to a brighter future for all.
Echoing the event’s triumph, Adrian Chew, co-chairman of Let’s Take A Walk 2023, stated,
We walk not just for health or for fun, but to forge a path of support and community strength. Our strides here echo the heartbeat of society reaching out to those in need.Adrian Chew, co-chairman of Let’s Take A Walk 2023
The event may be over, but the journey continues. Donations are still welcomed, fueling the ongoing mission to make a difference.
About Let’s Take A Walk
Let’s Take A Walk is a community-driven initiative led by Raleigh Singapore, an organisation dedicated to making a positive impact through action. Through this annual charity walk event that is fully organised by volunteers, Let’s Take A Walk raises funds for various causes and promotes inclusivity and community spirit.
About Ray of Hope
Ray of Hope is Singapore’s first and only crowdfunding charity. Committed to supporting low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, the organisation connects donors, clients, partners, and volunteers to build a more inclusive community.