SPD Charity Show 2009

SPD Charity Show 2009

SPD Charity Show 2009

Date(s) - 06/12/2009
All Day

Telecast Info:Channel U, 7.30pm to 10.30pm

Repeat Telecast:13 December, Channel U, 1.00pm to 4.15pm

SPD is staging its second charity TV Show, this time in conjunction with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities which takes place on 3 December every year.

The SPD Charity Show <<真情无障爱>>will meet the twin objectives of increasing understanding and awareness of people with disabilities and raising funds for SPD. SPD hopes to be able to raise $2.8 million to help its flagging donations. It has recently seen a 30% drop in donations and currently has a reserve of $7.1 million which amounts to seven months of its operating cost.

The SPD Charity Show boasts a line-up of local as well as foreign artistes including the cast from the popular Taiwanese drama ‘Love’ (爱), home-grown talent Stefanie Sun (孙燕姿), and Power Station (动力火车) and Peter Pan (潘裕文).

Based on the theme of ‘Perseverance, Patience and Passion’, the show will be hosted once again by Huang Zijiao (黄子佼) and Quan Yi Fong (权怡凤).

Six-year-old Yoo Ee Yun (柳艺恩), a renowned Korean child pianist with visual-impairment, will be putting up a performance along with Rachel Leong ( 梁文音). There will also be a performance by Taiwanese limbless dancer Guo Wei Qi (郭韦齐).

Special performances include Michelle Chia (谢韵仪) coaching a person with disabilities in craft work, and Bryan Wong (王禄江) being taught the rudiments of mouth-painting by a wheelchair-user. Zoe Tay (郑惠玉) will also be producing a calligraphy art piece live together with a 13-year-old boy born without joints, while accompanied by Kym Ng (鐘琴) on the er-hu.

Stars like Fann Wong (范文芳), Chew Chor Meng (周初明) and Ng Hui (黄慧) will join the DJs from the Chinese radio stations in putting a funny spin on the difficulties faced by people with disabilities in a skit.

While studio proceedings take place, an external event hosted by Dasmond Koh (许振荣) will see celebrities such as Tay Ping Hui (郑斌辉), Christopher Lee (李铭顺), Elvin Ng (黄俊雄) and Jade Seah (谢美玉) among other supporters taking turns to do a flex arm hang for the duration of the show alongside people with disabilities to raise funds for SPD.

Graced by Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon, Minister of State for the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, the three-hour show will be held on 6 December 2009 over Channel U at 7.30pm.

Our telepoll lines are now open, please call to donate! Your donations will help greatly in the programmes and services provided by SPD for people with disabilities.

1900 112-0303 $6 donation
1900 112-1313 $15 donation
1900 112-2323 $38 donation
1900 112-3333 $100 donation

The telecommunication companies will charge an admin fee of $0.21 (including GST) for each call through 1900. Callers below 18 years old must seek parental consent.

Thank you for your support!