17 Dec '11, 2pm

(CNA|sg) Runners spruce up needy families' homes for Christmas

(CNA|sg) Runners spruce up needy families' homes for Christmas

SINGAPORE: It's the season of giving and receiving. Some people have come together to bring cheer to others. For one day, a group of running enthusiasts have decided to hang up their running shoes and use other muscles for a good cause. They're part of a team of volunteers who took part in the Children's Wishing Well Home Improvement Project. It's the first time that Student Advisory Centre, a charity for disadvantaged children and youth, is organising such an event. The goal is to spruce up the homes of eight needy families. Sky Khoo, president, United Runners Club, said: "I believe that Christmas is a season of giving. "While people are giving presents for Christmas, I believe that lending a helping hand to the disadvantaged and less fortunate children are the best way to contribute to society and to charity itself." And it's not just Singaporeans who are involved. Mauri...

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