Saturday, 11 March 2017

Exceptional people: Chiam See Tong launches sports foundation


Chiam See Tong Foundation was officially launched by the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Potong Pasir on Thursday at Old Parliament House.

To be run by two full-time staff,local swimming icon Ang Peng Siong and Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) vice-president Jose Raymond, the foundation aims to help disadvantaged children realise their sporting dreams. It is set to benefit at least 100 children in its first year.

The foundation has already raised about S$70,000 from donations by the Chiams and members of the board, and aims to raise at least S$1 million in its first year through fund-raising initiatives and events such as a Swimathon and a fundraising dinner.

Ref: http://www.todayonline.com/sports/veteran-politician-chiam-see-tong-launches-sports-foundation

Basic health screenings for just $5


Ref: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/basic-health-screenings-just-5

Number of foster families in Singapore up 70% in three years


Ref: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/number-of-foster-families-in-singapore-up-70-in-three-years/3578302.html

ActiveSG to add more sports academies


Legal age for smoking to be raised to 21 smoking