Community Chest attempts walk and drum national record
04 August, 2015
At the Community Chest Heartstrings Walk this Friday, the Community Chest is attempting to set a national record for the largest number of people walking together while drumming.
Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam flags off the 4km fun walk during last year's Community Chest Heartstrings Walk. Photo: Community Chest
The four kilometre fun walk, which is one of the many activities at Marina Bay Sands under National Day Parade's Celebrations by the Bay, will be the first event to kick off celebrations during the jubilee weekend.
“Community Chest aims to set the Singapore Book of Records for the largest community drumming while walking, so we encourage participants of the walk to bring or make their own percussion instruments,” said Community Chest Managing Director Ng Ling Ling.
Beneficiaries, corporate volunteers and members of the community will come together for the first time to “create rhythms that signify the heartbeat of a caring community” as part of the nation celebrating fifty years of independence.
“The community drumming offers new experiences and opportunities for our beneficiaries to be involved in celebrating Singapore’s 50th birthday. In doing so, they feel that they too, are part of the compassionate society we are building,” Ng said.
The event, which will be graced by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin, is expecting a turnout of close to 8,500 people.
The registration fee of $10, as well as any donations made, will go to charities supported by the Community Chest. And all funds raised from the event will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Government under the Care & Share Movement for SG50.