2,000 Volunteers Fundraise Isandwide At Singapore Red Cross’ Flag Day

Singapore, 12 September 2015 – Some 2,000 volunteer tin-bearers including individuals, students and organisations, hit the streets today for the Singapore Red Cross’ (SRC) annual Flag Day. The island-wide street collection aims to raise funds for SRC’s local humanitarian services.

This year, a group of Harley Davidson bikers joined us in our efforts by visiting various parks today to mobilise donations and generate awareness for SRC local work. They were at Choa Chu Kang Park, Holland Village Park, MacRitchie Park, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Pasir Ris Park and East Coast Park to generate support for our cause.

“Even though this year’s Flag Day is held on a busy weekend which includes polling day, we are heartened to see many people coming forward to offer their time as tin bearers. Flag Day is significant as it not only raises funds, but also raises awareness of the vulnerable groups among us,” affirmed Mr Benjamin William, Secretary General/CEO of SRC.

“I am also glad that the Warpigs have joined us with their Harley Davidsons in this effort to assist the most vulnerable in Singapore. Every donation counts and we would like to thank everyone who has contributed in making a difference,” added Mr William.

All proceeds from Flag Day go to:

  • FoodAid provides monthly nutritious food to the skipped-generation, single-elderly and single-parents families
  • TransportAid gets the elderly and/or the disabled from low-income homes to and from their medical treatments, rehabilitation and day care centres
  • Red Cross Home for the Disabled provides residential, respite and day care services for adults and children with multiple disabilities