Mother Teresa once said, “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
Themed “It’s the little things” the President’s Star Charity (PSC) 2013 draws inspiration from Mother Teresa to encourage Singaporeans to get involved and do their part in helping the less fortunate. Whether it’s time, in kind or donations, big or small, every contribution we make is like a drop in the ocean which adds up to mean everything to someone in need.
The PSC 2013 was telecast ‘live’ on Channel 5 on Sunday, 20 October from 7.30pm to 10pm. The two-and-a-half hour entertainment extravaganza in MediaCorp’s TV theatre featured an exciting line-up. This year’s show cast the spotlight on two courageous individuals. In 2012, ex-national shooter Aishah Samad and Navy regular serviceman Jason Chee were struck by personal catastrophes. Jason lost both legs, his left arm and three right fingers in a ship accident, while Aishah was forced to amputate all her limbs after contracting a near-fatal bacterial infection. Within a year, the two friends picked themselves up and returned to sports to aid and complete their healing. Be encouraged by what ‘little things’ you can do to make a difference.
President Tony Tan Keng Yam, “The President’s Star Charity show is an annual highlight of the President’s Challenge that has always received immense support from Singaporeans. This year, another 55 selected beneficiaries will benefit from the funds raised through the President’s Challenge. Beyond fund-raising,the two initiatives started in 2012 to promote volunteerism and social enterprises through the President’s Challenge have gained momentum in encouraging Singaporeans to also give of their time, skills and enterprise for social causes. I hope that Singaporeans will continue to contribute generously to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate among us, and make Singapore a better place for everyone.”
Mr Chang Long Jong, Deputy CEO, MediaCorp “The President’s Star Charity is MediaCorp’s contribution to the President’s Challenge. Into its 20th year, we are very proud to produce and telecast the show to help raise awareness of many courageous and magnanimous individuals from the beneficiaries, and to give television viewers an opportunity to open their hearts to give generously and volunteer for these worthy causes.”
Final Donation Figures Tally for President’s Star Charity 2013 as of Sunday, 20 October. $5,092,720.
The repeat telecast will be on Sunday 26 October on Channel 5, 4pm to 6.30pm. Donation telepolls will close on 26 October at midnight.