Updated: May 27
October 7, 2020
It's been more than 3 months since I finished working as a food delivery rider to raise funds to help the Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF) enhance the lives of children and their families affected by cancer.
Thanks to the very generous support of a great number of people, together we raised and donated a total of 124,000 dollars to the CCF.
This post is a thank you to everyone who donated to the CCF; supported me; or provided publicity to build awareness of the campaign.
Firstly, thank you to everyone who has donated to the CCF. Some people donated several thousand dollars. One very generous family - close friends of mine - donated 13,000 dollars. Not everyone donated as much as that but the amount each person donated isn't of primary importance. What's most important is that each person who donated was compelled to help the CCF to enhance the lives of children and their families affected by cancer. What we've done together will make a genuine difference to children and families affected by cancer.
I urge you all to continue to support the CCF in any way that you can.
Other people provided significant help to run and support my efforts for the campaign for the CCF. I'd like to thank some of them here:
Shermain Lim of the CCF for helping to set up and run the campaign
Dan Beschizza for creating an awesome instagram video
Kat Khoe and foodpanda for helping to publicise the campaign and providing direct support to the CCF.
Gio Fabio and Sam from Byx in River Valley for regularly fixing the Bianchi City Sport that I used whilst delivering food and for very kindly gifting me a Bianchi L'Eroica.
Coverage of the campaign in the media has greatly increased awareness of the campaign and motivated people to donate to the CCF. Thanks to all the following for providing coverage:
Eunice Quek of The Strait's Times for the article which ran on 6 May. This was the first major article on the campaign. It triggered significant awareness and increased donations to the campaign. The video interview and feature on Straits Times Big Story and a feature in Xin Min Daily News which followed also helped greatly.
Jacqui Young and of Expat Living for running a story in May and for updating it later when I switched to FoodPanda
Nick Marsh from the BBC. Your BBC World News feature of the campaign on 4 June greatly increased awareness, generated significant donations and importantly prompted many other major media outlets to cover our campaign.
Kiss92FM for having me on your morning show with Maddy, Jason and Divian.
Channel News Asia for having me on CNA938's show with Eugene Low.
Bernice Heng of Falcon Media for promoting the campaign via your electronic big screen billboards.
Phantom Models and Gem and Aiga to accompany me on some deliveries
Claressa Monteiro and MoneyFM for a great conversation on your show 'Soul of Business'
I was greatly honoured to receive recognition from Madam President of Singapore Halima Yacob in the President's Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards, 2020.
I thank my wife, Carol, and my daughters, Jade and Georgia, for their unwavering support, encouragement and (much needed) guidance on how to use social media.
Finally, I'd like to thank the people of Singapore. After the campaign became well known you regularly approached me on the streets to encourage me, wish me well, and thank me. These encounters with you were uplifting and at times touching; the memories of them will stay with me forever. I'm very grateful.
I end by wishing you well, thanking you, and encouraging you to continue to support the CCF to enhance the lives of children and their families affected by cancer.