About Bull Charge
Singapore Exchange (SGX) Bull Charge first started in 2004. It is the only corporate charity run that brings the financial industry and all SGX-listed companies together for a common cause - to empower communities through financial literacy and promote sustainable societies.
The Bull Charge has an enviable track record over the past nine years, raising more than $18 million for more than 50 different charities. No other corporate run in Singapore garners the same level of donations in a single event. More than 25,000 runners from the financial industry and SGX-listed companies have raced along the streets of the CBD in the spirit of Bull Charge.
Now in its 10th year, SGX is raising the bar even further by aiming to bring in $3 million and 10,000 runners for the annual charity run. These targets are more than double last year's donations of $1.388 million and 4,200 runners.
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Bull Charge, SGX is planning a series of exciting fund-raising activities which will culminate in the 5km run to be held on Friday, 22 November 2013.
President Tony Tan Keng Yam will grace the occasion as the Guest-of-Honour at this year's Bull Charge 10th anniversary event.
Funds raised will go towards four charities: Asian Women's Welfare Association (AWWA), Autism Association, Fei Yue Community Services and Shared Services for Charities. These charities were selected because they encompass a broad spectrum of the needy and underprivileged groups in our community, including children, youths, the elderly and families. SGX announced in 2012 that it is tripling its commitment period to its Bull Charge charity run beneficiaries from one to three years, over the period 2012 till 2014.
SGX works closely with the charities on specific support programmes such as building a toy library for children with special needs at AWWA, a Golden Age College that prepares seniors for ageing at Fei Yue and second Eden Centre for Adults at Autism Association (Singapore).
Together with interested corporate sponsors, SGX also organises social outreach activities with the charities to help the needy and underprivileged groups feel more connected with society.
SGX is also engaging the Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS) to assist with the evaluation and administration of the charity programmes, ensuring accountability to SGX's donors and supporters, and community impact.
For the first time, SGX has enabled online donations from companies and members of the public via American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Paypal.
So rally your colleagues, friends and family to band together to raise funds for Bull Charge and have a blast!
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