12 Aug '17, 11am

10-year-old raises S$14,000 from sale of sambal chilli for cancer-stricken hawker

SINGAPORE: A 10-year-old girl has raised about S$14,000 from sambal chilli she made to gather funds for a cancer-stricken hawker . Phoebe Lim met Mr Tan Boon Teck, who suffers from Stage 3 colon cancer, on Saturday morning (Aug 12) in his rented flat in Ang Mo Kio to pass him the money. "Today I went to Uncle Tan's house and passed him the money that I raised from selling chilli," she wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday. "Uncle Tan wants me to help him say thank you to everyone who has helped him. He says he will get well soon and he will invite all of us to eat his Char Kway Teow when he is fully recovered." Mr Tan is the youngest son of the late Mr Tan Chong Chia who founded the famed Armenian Street Char Kway Teow. Advertisement Advertisement The funds for Mr Tan were from two batches of sambal chilli – coming up to an estimated 1,000 bottles. Phoebe's father, Mr Joshu...

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