Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) flagship charity initiative Bull Charge held its annual Charity Run on 30 November, rallying the financial community to another successful year of fundraising with more than $3.3 million in proceeds, the highest amount in over a decade.
The 15th edition of the Charity Run, held at Marina Bay, was the grand finale to a year-long programme that included a golf tournament in June and celebrity futsal matches in September. SGX’s business, data and technology partners gave their financial support at a Market Access Night in August as well as a Technology Symposium in September. Through the year, SGX staff also cooked meals for seniors and brought them out on excursions under the SGX Cares series.
Ms. Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, was Guest-of-Honour at the Charity Run, waving off about 5,600 runners for the 5km Mass Run & Obstacle Challenge. International stars from ONE Championship, the official SGX Bull Charge fitness partner, led a mass warmup and conducted martial-arts clinics. Forty-four CEOs and chiefs of companies joined the 3km Chief Challenge, winding through some of downtown Singapore’s most iconic sights.
Mr. Loh Boon Chye, Chief Executive Officer of SGX, said, “We are delighted to celebrate 15 years of Bull Charge with our Charity Run and carnival, which has earned its place as a fun-filled highlight for Singapore’s financial community. For us, Bull Charge is a unique opportunity to work with our corporate sponsors to go the extra mile for our beneficiaries – we thank them for their enduring support through the years and look forward to many more together.”
Every year since 2004, SGX Bull Charge has rallied Singapore’s financial community and SGX-listed companies to support the needs of underprivileged children and families, people with disabilities, and the elderly. All proceeds raised in 2018 will be channelled to six adopted beneficiaries: AWWA Ltd., Autism Association (Singapore), Community Chest, Fei Yue Community Services, HCSA Community Services and Shared Services for Charities.