31 Jul '11, 3pm

The President's Star Charity included the international act Il Volo

The President's Star Charity included the international act Il Volo

SINGAPORE: As at 11pm on Sunday, the President's Star Charity has raised S$6.44 million. This is the highest-ever amount raised in the annual charity show. The President's Star Charity brought together local talents like Taufik Batisah and Hossan Leong, as well as international acts including Il Volo and American Idol contestant Chris Medina. There was also a special tribute video for President S R Nathan who will step down at the end of August. "I've done this for 12 years. I hope that whoever comes (in) as president will find it possible to support this cause and continue Presidents' Challenge and Star Charity each year," said President Nathan. "I'm glad the (President's) Star Charity show has also aroused people's consciousness about the lives of people who are undergoing difficulties - those who are disabled, those who are handicapped. And seeing their plight on screen...

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