SPD Thanks All Supporters for Donating to the SPD Charity Show 2015

SINGAPORE, 23 March 2015 – SPD, an organisation that helps people with disabilities, has raised over $4.8 million so far through the SPD Charity Show 2015 telecast ‘live’ on television last night, exceeding the $3.5 million target that was set for the show. This includes the $32,000 that was collected at the show’s outdoor segment – a three-hour Getai performance at Ang Mo Kio Central Stage – a first for the show.

More than 20 popular local and foreign artistes performed on the three-hour programme that was aired over MediaCorp Channel 8. Themed “Dreams Take Flight”, the show also provided an opportunity for some beneficiaries to showcase their abilities, and for a few like 17-year-old Teo Pei Shan, a chance at fulfilling the dream of performing for a large audience on a white grand piano.

Mr Abhimanyau Pal, executive director of SPD, said: “We are grateful to all our donors for helping us meet our show target. To everyone who has called the donation hotlines and also those who have given generously at the Getai performance, we want to say a very big ‘thank you’. We are greatly encouraged by the public’s response and will continue to help people with disabilities become self-reliant and independent. We also want to give special thanks to our corporate donors whose support continues to allow us to provide care and support for those who rely on our services. ”

From 4 March 2015 to the end of the show on 22 March 2015, donors made contributions of $10, $20, $50 and $100 by calling four donation hotlines. For each call made, an administration fee of $0.20 was levied with GST chargeable only on this fee, and not on the donated amount.

The encore telecast has been postponed from 29 March to 5 April and will be broadcast over Channel 8 from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. The donation hotlines will also stay open until midnight of 5 April and the public can still call these numbers to make their donation:

1900-112 0303 for a $10 donation
1900-112 1313 for a $20 donation
1900-112 2323 for a $50 donation
1900-112 3333 for a $100 donation

Funds raised from the show will go towards helping over 4,700 people with disabilities that the organisation is currently serving through its programmes and services.