RUN FOR HOPE ACTIVITIES RAISE $465k FOR CANCER
CHARITY run Run For Hope saw more than 11,000 participants for its 3.5km and 10km routes yesterday - the largest turnout in the 21-year-old event's history.
The run - including separate fund-raising activities in its lead-up - raised more than $465,000 in support of cancer research at the National Cancer Centre Singapore.
ECO-TRAIL TO PROMOTE GREEN PRACTICES
FIVE Southwest sites - Siloso Beach Resort, Fuhua Primary School, Keppel Club, Hort Park and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve - now form a new eco-trail, launched yesterday by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong.
The first of 10 tours, to be conducted over the next year, began yesterday. About 400 Southwest residents will get to view green practices, like using a wormery and various energy-saving devices.
1,200 KINDERGARTENERS TO GET HELP FOR SCHOOL
TO PREP kindergarteners from low-income families for primary school, North West Community Development Council and the National Library Board planned four events to disburse bursaries and conduct reading workshops.
The first session was held yesterday at Chong Pang Community Club. The events will engage 1,200 kids aged five to seven, and disburse a total of $180,000.