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For consecutive years, SGX Bull Charge has held three key fundraising events – Charity Golf, Charity Futsal and Charity Run – in support of our beneficiaries.
COVID-19 has dramatically changed this equation. Charities and non-profit organisations, which depend heavily on corporate philanthropy for critical funding, have been severely impacted as corporate donations are projected to reduce substantially. The pandemic may have thrown a spanner in the works, but it has not affected our determination to continue looking after our beneficiaries during these difficult times. In March 2020, SGX introduced a S$5 million SGX Care Package that included funds to cover beneficiaries for expenses such as the purchase of thermal scanners, surgical masks, hand sanitisers and disinfectants.
For the first time, SGX Bull Charge Run was transformed into a virtual run in 2020. Although it was an unprecedented year for all, we did not forget about our mission to continue to raise funds for those in need.
The 18th SGX Cares Bull Charge Charity Run will be held from 29 October to 7 November 2021 and together as a community, we can raise funds for our beneficiaries, helping them lead a more positive, meaningful and comfortable life.
SGX Cares Bull Charge is the only corporate charity initiative that brings together Singapore’s financial community and SGX-listed companies to support the needs of underprivileged children and families, persons with disabilities, as well as the elderly. Since 2004, with the commitment of corporate sponsors and our business, data and technology partners, we have raised more than S$42 million for various charities and causes.
This year, we will once again partner Community Chest to channel all proceeds to our adopted beneficiaries: AWWA Ltd., Autism Association (Singapore), Fei Yue Community Services, HCSA Community Services and Shared Services for Charities.
Let’s rally our employees, friends and family members as we run the extra mile for a good cause! Join us and be a sponsor at the SGX Cares Bull Charge Charity Run because Better happens together.
SGX is matching contributions dollar for dollar up to S$1 million. Partnering Community Chest, all proceeds will be channelled to the adopted beneficiaries for 2020: AWWA Ltd., Autism Association (Singapore), Fei Yue Community Services, HCSA Community Services and Shared Services for Charities. You can read more in our press release here.
SGX Bull Charge last year transformed its 17th annual Charity Run into a two-week virtual fundraiser to prioritise the well-being of participants. The event kicked off on 30 October with Team Singapore Olympian Joscelin Yeo joining 44 CEOs and chiefs of companies in the 3km virtual Chief Challenge, which was flagged off by C. Kunalan and Team Singapore Paralympian Theresa Goh. Participants in the virtual Mass Run each ran at their own pace and space, including ultramarathoner Stephen Lim who topped the leaderboard with 800 km.
Together, the over 5,000-strong community from several cities around the world surpassed its collective goal of 100,000 km within the first week of the event, clocking more than 150,000 km by 13 November. Corporate sponsors led the fundraising, supported by participants in SGX’s Commodities Unplugged webinar series in May-June, alongside SGX staff and members of the public. The exchange’s business, data and technology partners also pledged their financial support at a Technology Symposium in November. SGX, which donated S$1.5 million including matching contributions dollar-for-dollar, will commit an additional 1,000 volunteer hours to charity.
SGX Bull Charge is the only corporate charity initiative that rallies Singapore’s financial community and listed companies to support the needs of underprivileged children and families, persons with disabilities, as well as the elderly. Since 2004, it has raised S$42.6 million for more than 50 charities, helping beneficiaries lead a more positive, meaningful and comfortable life. In March, SGX introduced a S$5 million SGX Care Package that included funds to cover beneficiaries for expenses such as the purchase of thermal scanners, surgical masks, hand sanitisers and disinfectants.
Read more in our press release here.