Hewlett Packard Enterprise partners with SGX to support SGX Bull Charge Charity Run
Tech giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise is recognised as one of the world’s most sustainable companies and also has a strong commitment to a range of charitable endeavours and community involvement. In line with this ethical stance, the company is on board as a major sponsor of this year’s Singapore Exchange SGX Bull Charge Charity Run for the seventh time. HPE’s 56,000 global employees are being encouraged to join in the fun.
Normally a Singapore-based event, this year’s international participation in the annual charity run is made possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic transforming it into a virtual event online. The fund-raising dash typically comprises a 5km mass run, as well as a 3km run by chief executives and company heads, which will also be held virtually this year. Representing HPE in the Chief’s Challenge this year will be Priscilla Chong, Managing Director, HPE Singapore, and Albert Koh, General Manager, Pointnext Technology Services, Singapore.
“At HPE, we advance the way people live and work. It’s our purpose, our promise, says Ms Chong, “For 80 years, we have imagined and fulfilled feats of engineering that have dramatically changed our world. Fund-raising events like the SGX Bull Charge align with this belief. Participating at this noble cause on a regular basis demonstrates HPE and its employees’ commitment to help improve community services in Singapore.”
Working together to clock up 100,000km
Participants in the 17th edition of the SGX Bull Charge Charity Run, who can be local or international runners, will be running “at their own pace and space” in the two weeks from October 30 to November 13, with the aim of working together to achieve a collective distance of a whopping 100,000km. All proceeds will be channelled to the beneficiaries for 2020: AWWA Ltd, Autism Association (Singapore), Fei Yue Community Services, HCSA Community Services and Shared Services for Charities.
The commitment of HPE to the annual charity event harks back to the company’s core principles, established in 1957 by visionary co-founders Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. Alongside business fundamentals such as market leadership and profitability the pair also enshrined the idea of corporate citizenship. A company that focusses solely on profits, they said, ultimately betrays both itself and society.
Let’s band together for a brighter future for all
Last year’s SGX Bull Charge Charity Run attracted 6000 participants and raised more than S$3.4million to support a range of charities. With international participants entering this year’s virtual run, it’s hope that even more people and communities will receive much-needed funding as a result. It’s only when communities band together to raise these funds that a better future for all can be realised.
Says Ms. Tinku Gupta, Chief of Technology, SGX: “We continue to maintain a strong relationship with HP to drive investments in areas such as high-performance servers and bring together solutions to meet the needs of our customers. HP has been a great supporter of SGX Bull Charge events and I thank them on behalf of all our beneficiaries.”
|HPE’s runners during SGX Bull Charge 2019|