Sustainable giving made possible with SGX Bull Charge

By: Lai Zi Xiu, Media Communications, Singapore Exchange (SGX) Nov 2019

SGX Bull Charge has raised S$35 million for more than 50 charities since 2004

In celebration of another successful year of fundraising for a meaningful cause, Singapore Exchange (SGX) held its annual Bull Charge Charity Run at Marina Bay on 8 November, bringing together 6,000 participants on a race through some of downtown Singapore’s most iconic sights as they run the extra mile for beneficiaries.

SGX Bull Charge is the only corporate charity initiative that rallies Singapore’s financial community to support the needs of underprivileged children and families, persons with disabilities, as well as the elderly. Since 2004, it has raised S$35 million for more than 50 charities. Partnering with Community Chest, all proceeds this year will be channelled to AWWA Ltd., Autism Association (Singapore), Fei Yue Community Services, HCSA Community Services and Shared Services for Charities.

Charity Run 2019, the 16th edition, comprised a 5km mass run and a 3km Chief Challenge involving CEOs and chiefs of companies. Gracing the event was Guest-of-Honour Mr. Ong Ye Kung, Singapore’s Minister for Education and a Board Member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Corporates leading the donations included Sasseur Asset Management, Bank of China, Lian Beng Group and Oxley Holdings.

Mr. Loh Boon Chye, CEO 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 started as a single running event and has grown to a year-long programme that includes a charity golf tournament and charity futsal matches featuring local football stars. Each year, SGX’s business, data and technology partners give their financial support during a Market Access Night and a Technology Symposium.

Besides fundraising, SGX also encourages employees to give their time and talent to adopted beneficiaries regularly and supports this through paid volunteering leave. Through SGX Cares, the company’s staff get together to organise and participate in activities such as excursions with beneficiaries and sprucing up the homes of families in need. Together, it is possible to help many more individuals to lead a positive, meaningful and comfortable life.