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SPH and others step up to this year's President's Challenge - Sep 01, 2007 (ST)

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SPH and others step up to this year's President's Challenge

Over $100,000 was raised at the inaugural Youth Talent Concert organised by SPH's Chinese Newspapers Division.


Sep 01, 2007
The Straits Times

UNIFORM DITCHED FOR GOOD CAUSE

Little was seen of the familiar blue-and-white uniform at Methodist Girls' School (MGS) yesterday.

Instead, its students came stylishly togged, in ways they felt expressed who they were: The school was among 106 across the island which took part in The New Paper's 'Be Yourself' Day.

This day, marked annually at participating schools, is a way to raise funds for the President's Challenge: The students can ditch their uniforms for the day if they make a donation to the cause.

All in, MGS will put $37,473.43 into the President's Challenge, an annual event which benefits 32 charities.

DANCE AND CLAP FOR GOOD CAUSE

Some of Singapore's most talented young performers took the stage at the Singapore Conference Hall Concert Hall last night in the name of charity.

Over $100,000 was raised at the inaugural Youth Talent Concert organised by Singapore Press Holdings' Chinese Newspapers Division.

The 800-strong audience was treated to an array of performances including those by Chinese clapper Goh Kah Woon, pianist Shin Zi Yang and beat-boxer Charles Wong.

The concert is one of the fund-raising events under this year's President's Challenge.

President S R Nathan was the guest of honour.

Also present was SPH chairman Tony Tan.