Community Chest Charity TV Show 2018

20 May 2018

 

This year marks 35 years since Community Chest first set out to bring the community together, fundraise and care for those in need. As we mark this milestone, we want to appreciate our founders, leaders and many who have guided us in the past years, connect with what we continue to do to empower lives, and inspire the next generation to step up to contribute and collectively create a caring and inclusive society. 

There is no better way to celebrate this 35-year milestone of caring with the community than to celebrate it with the people whom have journeyed with us through the Community Chest 35th Anniversary Charity Television Show, which will be broadcasted live over Channel 8 on 20 May 2018.

Because of your support, the live broadcast of the Community Chest Charity TV Show 2018 raised over $9.6 million, to support about 80 social service organisations under our care. Together, we will continue to Empower with Care and Unite in Trust, to build a caring and inclusive community.
 

 


The Community Chest Charity TV Show 2018 is the main signature event of Community Chest 35th Anniversary celebration as we invite our leaders, partners and service users to join us for a special night of entertainment to help raise funds for those in need. Held on 20 May 2018 at the MES Theatre at Mediacorp, the live broadcast of of the show raised over $9.6 million, incorporating the first-ever use of digital technology in fund-raising on a charity TV show. In addition to the tele-poll, the public were able to make donations via QR code with DBS PayLah!.

The TV show aimed to appreciate the philanthropic pioneers who had steered the charitable efforts of Community Chest in the past years, and involve the younger generation who would showcase how they are stepping up to contribute to care and help those in need. Through highlighting the five social causes supported by Community Chest, the TV show would showcase the continuous and holistic efforts within the community to build a caring and inclusive Singapore. 

Students from 12 different universities, polytechnics and ITEs, over 1,200 students headed out in the morning of the TV show day to galvanise the community through an island-wide activation to raise awareness for the live show and canvass support in the form of donations from the public via the DBS PayLah! application. Joining the morning’s efforts was Speaker of Parliament and Advisor to the National Council of Social Service, Tan Chuan-Jin, who busked alongside students from Nanyang Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic and The National University of Singapore along Orchard Road.

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Jackie Chan, Wakin Chau and Jonathan Lee are international super-stars with a heart for charity and strong empathic connection for the less fortunate in Singapore.  The trio are well known to our local audience, with many adoring fans in Singapore.

Lending their super-star power for the Community Chest Charity TV Show 2018, they are passionate in encouraging the community to care through volunteerism and donations. They often help raise awareness of the needs of the service users and charities, and rally support from the community to play a part in building a caring and inclusive society.

Community Chest is privileged to have the support of all three of them performing for the Show on charitable basis as their conviction and contribution to support social service organisations in Singapore through Community Chest. 





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