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Sunday, March 04, 2012

Run and Raisin' 2012

Run and Raisin' is back for the 2nd year. Last year a few of us volunteered at the event and we had lots of fun distributing the water and cheering on the participants.

From their website:

Started in 2011, Run & Raisin' is an annual charity event organised by TOUCH Young Arrows (TYA). It includes a charity run, along with a carnival where the net proceeds raised will benefit TYA clients and their families.

In 2011, we managed to raise more than $100,000 successfully due to our sponsors, and all the supporters who came down for the run or carnival.

This time, we aim to raise $225,000 to meet the needs of TYA's 400 children and families, increase public awareness of TYA's work in the community, as well as promote family bonding and a healthy lifestyle.

The funds raised will go a long way in helping us support our weekly programmes and year-round events with the children.

TOUCH Young Arrows (TYA) is a service of TOUCH Community Services, a not-for-profit charitable organization officially registered in 1992, and a member of the National Council of Social Service since 12 December 1994. TOUCH is also the winner of the Outstanding Non-profit Organization Award at the National Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards 2007.

TYA, previously known as TOUCH Children’s Club, has been running club activities since 1986 for children from the following needy and disadvantaged backgrounds:

low-income families
single-parent families
dysfunctional families
referred by schools or other agencies

To be held on the 31 March 2012 at the East Coast Park, there is a 5 km fun run and a 10 km competitive race. Registration has been extended till 18 March 2012. There will also be a carnival during the day. So why not do your part for a good cause by participating in the event or better still, bring your family to the run and carnival.

For more information, please their website at

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