With the pandemic situation faced over the past 10 months, we have understood how businesses have been affected by more and more brands might likely be closing down retail outlets or heading towards bankruptcies. We have also experienced friends and families (perhaps even ourselves) losing jobs and worries for the employment market. However, many of us may have neglected the fact that charities are also facing the same obstacles.
The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is a homegrown humanitarian organisation dedicated to relieving human suffering, protect lives and dignity, and respond to emergencies since 1949. Their blood donor mobilisation programme, home for the disabled, transport aid, food aid, community-led action for resilience, community first aid, and training derive from their mission to serve the vulnerable.
Singapore’s only residential home for those with severe physical and intellectual disabilities started in 1952 as The Red Cross Home for Crippled Children. The Home was rebranded as the Red Cross Home for the Disabled (RCHD) in 1988 and relocated to Lengkok Bahru in 2010.
Today, RCHD is home to close to 100 persons with severe/multiple disabilities. Caregivers provide quality care and therapy to enhance their well-being.
How Can We Help?
BlueStar 2020 is a charity project initiated by a group of like-minded people from ex-NPCC Cadet Inspectors. They have come together to organise a Charity Walk to raise funds.
Singapore Red Cross and Bluestar are co-organising this virtual charity walkathon to raise funds for the residents of the Red Cross Home for the Disabled. It will be a 28km walkathon that you can complete at your own time, pace, and venue from 28 Nov-13 Dec 2020!
This event will also include swimming and biking (cycling) for those who prefer sports and would like to raise funds to do good by doing what they love.
Registration begins on 1st Oct 2020. BlueStar Swimmers / Cyclists like yourself only have to donate at least $28, and swim 2.8km or cycle 140km within a 15-day period, between 28 Nov 2020 and 13 Dec 2020. Each BlueStar Swimmer / Cyclist will walk away with a Finisher Gift Pack, valued at more than $28.
Register here to sign up for Run/ Walk.
Register here to sign up for Swim/ Bike.
Virtual Swim / Bike Event
Registration starts: 1 October 2020
Registration ends: 27 November 2020
Event Duration: 28 November 2020 to 13 December 2020
Your Swimming Goal: 2.8km over 2 weeks
Your Cycling Goal: 140km over 2 weeks
What Can We Do Next?
BlueStar Swim / Bike Participation Details
You may either Sponsor, Register for the Event and make a one-time $28 donation, or Fundraise for the Event if you’d like to raise more funds for the Red Cross Home for the Disabled!
1. Click the Register for Event button and make a $28 donation
2. Click the “Fundraise For Event” button to create your campaign and ask your family and friends to make a donation to support your fundraising campaign.
How To Record Your Mileage:
From 28th November to 13th December 2020, Record your daily mileage digitally or manually.
This can be done in the form of (A) Screenshots or (B) an Excel Spreadsheet. Save the file as your Full Name as per Registration for easy identification. On 14th December 2020, email your total mileage clocked to [email protected] More information about the event will be made available to you via email upon registration.
Registration is $28 and all proceeds will go to the only residential Home in Singapore for those with severe physical and intellectual disabilities.
For more information, click here!
Let us all do our part as a community to help those that are in need! Our goal of $150,000 is very possible if we remain united and do our part to share! Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.