Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) flagship charity initiative Bull Charge celebrated a bumper fundraising year with $3,448,888 in proceeds, as the local financial community joined beneficiaries at its annual Charity Run and carnival today.
The 16th edition of the event, which brought together some 6,000 participants at The Float@Marina Bay, rounded off an active 2019 that included a Charity Golf tournament in June and Charity Futsal matches in September featuring local football stars. SGX’s business, data and technology partners pledged their financial support at a Market Access Night in August as well as a Technology Symposium in September. Each month, SGX staff also participated in the SGX Cares series through activities such as excursions with beneficiaries and sprucing up the homes of families in need.
SGX Bull Charge is partnering Community Chest to channel all proceeds to the adopted beneficiaries for 2019: AWWA Ltd., Autism Association (Singapore), Fei Yue Community Services, HCSA Community Services and Shared Services for Charities. Corporates leading donations through the year include Premium Partner Sasseur Asset Management as well as Preferred Partners Bank of China, Lian Beng Group and Oxley Holdings.
Mr. Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education and Board Member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, was Guest-of-Honour at the Charity Run, which comprises a 5km Mass Run and 3km Chief Challenge involving CEOs and chiefs of companies. Prior to flag-off, international martial-arts stars Amir Khan and Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke from ONE Championship, the official fitness partner of SGX Bull Charge, led a mass warmup.
Mr. Loh Boon Chye, Chief Executive Officer of SGX, said, “We are delighted to be joined by our corporate sponsors as we celebrate another year of delivering more care and assistance to those in our community who need it the most. Growth is more meaningful when we achieve it together, and we look forward to continuing this journey alongside our beneficiaries for many more years to come.”
SGX Bull Charge is the only corporate charity initiative that brings together 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 $35 million for more than 50 charities, helping beneficiaries lead a more positive, meaningful and comfortable life.
We would like to thank all our corporate sponsors, donors, guests and employees who have helped make this event a success and contributing to a year round of fundraising events and activities.
We look forward to seeing you again in 2020!