Singapore, 11 April 2013 –Close to 5,700 freshmen hit the streets in their bid to raise funds for the needy in the annual SP Flag Day, which aimed to instil a sense of community service in them. This year’s SP Flag Day also saw the active participation of the pioneer batch of close to 200 Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFF) students.
Since 2004, funds raised from the annual event were channelled to the beneficiaries under President’s Challenge and other beneficiaries. Mercy Relief is one of the beneficiaries for this year’s SP Flag Day.
To date, the accumulated donation to President’s Challenge from SP Flag Day has surpassed the $1 million mark. The students aimed to break the record amount raised in 2012, which was just over $176,000.
The SP Flag Day 2013 saw active support from members of the public and our students. A passer-by donating money for the Flag Day (Left); freshmen doing their bit for charity while building camaraderie amongst them.
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