Oct 2008 No. 66

NIE Director’s Race 2008

NIE Director’s Race 2008 Raises Nearly S$60,000 For The Singapore Children's Society


NIE’s third annual charity event, NIE Director’s Race 2008, was a roaring success as staff raised over S$60,000 for the Singapore Children’s Society. Held on 22 August 2008, the race saw a combination of talent, skills, power and grace coming together for a good cause. The final amount raised came up to about S$80,000.











Ms Iris Tan, Singapore Children’s Society (left) receiving the cheque from Prof Lee Sing Kong, Director, NIE and Asst Prof Clara Tan, Chairperson of NIE Director's Race 2008



Through the efforts of the NIE community, the NIE Director’s Race continues to uphold its mission of celebrating life by bringing hope and love to our children.

Asst Prof Clara Tan, Chairperson for the NIE Director’s Race 2008 Organising Committee, said, "The NIE Director’s Race is NIE’s unique way of giving back to the community by involving the community. This year, more than 1,000 runners and participants registered to support this worthwhile project. To each of you, we express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation."

In her acknowledgement, Ms Iris Tan, Executive, Fund Raising from the Singapore Children’s Society thanked the NIE community for the ‘sunshine’ that has come their way.

The first NIE Director’s Relay was held in 2006 where funds raised went to the Singapore Heart Foundation. The 2007 charity event aided MINDS Jurong Gardens School.

"…Someone once said, ‘The best among us are those who bring the greatest benefits to others.’ To each of you, please accept our thanks and appreciation for coming out to support this event that benefits children and youths."

- Asst Prof Clara Tan, Chairperson, NIE Director’s Race 2008 Organising Committee
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