Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Metta Charity Run 2017 - Everyone Is An Empowered Superhero

Runners of Metta Charity Run were superheroes indeed!

Metta Charity Run 2017 in its 8th year running, saw good success for the event that was held on 26 August 2017 with over 1,200 runners and more than SGD$100,000 raised. Always run for the money, not run away with the money! So glad that the event has raised awareness and contributions towards Metta's advocacy disability care, special education and more.

The Metta Charity Run 2017 was held at the OCBC Square, Sports Hub and started from 7.30am as it embraced a Superhero theme to honour our supporters, donors and volunteers. Gracing the wholesome family event as Guest-of-Honour was Mr Seah Kian Peng, MP for Marine Parade GRC, together with Ms Jessica Tan, MP for East Coast GRC, who participated as a Special Guest.

Their key contributors including Singapore Pools and Tote Board, Changi Simei Grassroots Organisations, Component Technology and Jack Investment Pte Ltd received Tokens of Appreciation. This non-competitive run consists of 3 categories of Legendary 10km, Powerful 5km and Dynamic Duo Parent and Child 1.5km Fun Run. The 1.5km scenic route along Tanjong-Rhu bridge was packed with engaging games and activities that engaged the family.


Patrons from Metta School and Metta Home for the Disabled also joined in the Run to show their support to the fundraiser. The volunteers were dressed in cute superhero costumes and was pretty much the photo prop for the event amongst some of us. Mini carnival with snacks and stalls added conviviality to the fundraiser. This included a photo booth to capture the moment, henna hand painting and a creative balloon decoration corner for kids. Entertainment highlights by the Pudgy Busker, a talented and professional street busker who serenades the crowd with soothing contemporary pop songs; Metta School’s Stomp Warriors gave an exuberant and rousing percussion performance; another group of students provided an exciting Wushu display; and a team of energetic and vibrant tweens from the Cheerleading Association (Singapore) enchanted the crowd with their bouncy nimble dance moves.

What should never be missing from any sporting event? Milo truck! Sponsored by Nestle, it provided free flow chilled Milo beverages while isotonic drinks sponsored by Coca Cola, quenched our thirst during the run snacks from Metta Café filling our tummies. Let's hope to see you guys next year as Metta aims to raise funds for the disability care, medical care, special education and early intervention programmes that Metta provides in aid of some 1,100 beneficiaries from across various races and religions. See you soon!

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