05 Jun '11, 2pm

Over S$2.7m raised for needy elderly

Over S$2.7m raised for needy elderly

SINGAPORE: By the end of the first Silver Tribute Charity Night on Sunday, over S$2.7 million was raised for more than 8,000 needy elderly and their caregivers from eight Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs). It is the first TV fundraising show solely for the needy elderly. Organised by SMRT, the three-hour show was aired on MediaCorp's Channel 8 on Sunday evening. The show featured retro Chinese music performed by artistes such as Lin Hui Ping, Lin Shu Rong, Luo Shi Feng, Wan Fang, and Chen Mei Feng. Popular blind singer Yang Guang from China also lent his voice to the show. Donations can still be made via phone. Calls can be made to 1900 112 13055 for a S$5 donation, 1900 112 1315 for a S$15 donation, 1900 112 1350 for a S$50 donation and 1900 112 1380 for a S$80 donation. The lines will be open until the midnight of June 12.

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