What are your motives for undertaking runs? If you’re like most Singaporean athletes, it feels good to know that as you undertake your fav sporting activity, others benefit from your…
Tag: Charities and Beneficiaries
If you think that your job is overwhelming, browse websites maintained by the Singapore government and your head might spin. The Ministry of Social and Family Development compiles endless statistical…
No disrespect when we say that your mum didn’t go far enough when she told you that “charity begins at home,” because Singapore runners know that high-profile events held to raise money and awareness for good causes also begin at marathon start lines.
How do you find the perfect running mates? Look within your profession. That’s how Team Mental Muscle was born. Four medical students studying at the Yong Loo School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore decided to form a team and they found a worthy cause to motivate their efforts. Dynamic? You bet. Smart? That, too. Besides, if one becomes injured, the other three will be on hand to render a diagnosis!
As COO of this leading global recruitment company, Walker uses his position to put a charitable face on Hydrogen Group’s philanthropic initiatives, but ask him to describe the biggest risk he’s ever taken and he’ll tell you about a holiday trip to Bangkok when his daughter was just two! These days, Walker takes plenty of risks—not the least of which will be inspiring the Hydrogen Group team at the 15 November Spartan Races!
When September rolls around and kids go back to school, John Dave Ng will run his very first charity marathon—a 70 km event on behalf of children whose childhoods were stolen after being sold into Vietnam’s sex trafficking system. Ng’s efforts on behalf of an organisation dedicated to stopping sex trafficking—Australia’s Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation—may be his first effort on behalf of this worthy cause, but it certainly won’t be his last as he uses his legs and his heart to give these kids what they deserve: freedom and the chance to live normal, happy lives.
As the old adage goes, “You can’t really really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walk a mile in their shoes.” Well, for this worthy cause, we ask you to kick off your shoes! Instead, walk barefoot to raise funds and awareness for those in need.
If you ended up with a pair of running shoes that simply does not suit you or you no longer need, you can get rid of them with a clear conscience by donating them to the less fortunate. Perhaps your child quickly outgrew a pair of shoes and they are still in very good condition. It may simply be that the color of your shoes does not suit your mood of late. Whatever the reason, by donating them, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you saved another human being from going barefoot. Many souls are going soleless in Asia, from Singapore to Jakarta. From the list below, find a place near you, where you can send or take your running shoes that are still in fairly good condition.