SINGAPORE, 26 February 2019 – The highest number of SPD beneficiaries will come together with local and overseas artistes for the SPD Charity Show 2019《SPD 真情无障爱》since its debut in 2007. More than 400 participants, including nearly 20 beneficiaries– the youngest being 5 years old and oldest being 93 years old – will perform to the theme “Little Actions Keep Dreams Alive”《善小。梦大》to raise funds to transform the lives of persons with disabilities.
The audience can look forward to SPD beneficiaries showcasing their talents alongside the artistes, as well as stories of individuals overcoming adversities. One such beneficiary is Ernest Wong, who has cerebral palsy and attends SPD’s Day Activity Centre. Ernest has an interest in playing the harmonica and will be performing《城里的月光》with an ensemble of 100 performers playing 20 types of musical instruments.
In another segment, 10 SPD beneficiaries will take centre stage on a fashion runway together with nine MediaCorp artistes. They will be modelling stylish outfits, signifying their strength in stepping out of their comfort zone to be in the limelight and the little steps they take to fulfil their dreams.
The SPD Charity Show 2019 will be hosted by Taiwanese television personality Mickey Huang and popular television host Quan Yi Fong. Local performing artistes include Zoe Tay, Chen Han Wei, Zheng Ge Ping, Xiang Yun, Pan Ling Ling, Dennis Chew, Nick Teo, He Ying Ying, Denise Tan, James Seah, Chen Yi Xi, Kimberly Wang, Bonnie Loo, Desmond Ng, Jarrell Huang, Karena Yeo and Ke Le. They will be joined by well-known Taiwanese singer Jeff Chang and Hokkien singer Hong Rong Hong, veteran Hong Kong artistes Michelle Yim and Bowie Wu and popular Korean-Taiwanese singer Bii.
“A little action can trigger ripples and change lives. As our local and foreign artistes, performers and beneficiaries put in their hard work for the Show, we hope to incite and unite the efforts of those watching at home to raise $3.8 million, so that more people with disabilities and their families can get help and keep their dreams alive,” said Ms Chia Yong Yong, President of SPD.
The show will be broadcast ‘live’ over MediaCorp Channel 8 on Sunday, 17 March 2019 at 7pm, and repeated a week later on 24 March at 3.30pm. Madam Halimah Yacob, President of Singapore and SPD’s Patron, will grace the three-hour television fundraiser as Guest-of-Honour.
Members of the public can show their support by calling the donation lines below:
1900-112 0303 ($10 donation)
1900-112 1313 ($20 donation)
1900-112 2323 ($50 donation)
1900-112 3333 (100 donation)
An administrative fee of $0.21 applies to all calls. Callers under 18 years old must seek parental consent before calling. Donation hotlines are open till 24 March 2019.