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NUS students raise more than half a million dollars for charity

10 August 2010



EUSOFF HALL: Winner of the NUS President’s Shield for best rag performance and the NUSSU Challenge Shield for best float design


FACULTY OF SCIENCE: Winner of the NUS President’s Shield for best rag performance for faculty clubs. The faculty won a total of 7 awards on that day


FACULTY OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES: Winner of the NUSSU Challenge Shield for best float design for faculty clubs
The NUS Students’ Union (NUSSU) Rag and Flag 2010 has raised a record-breaking S$510,000 for 20 beneficiaries under Singapore’s Community Chest, and more contributions are still coming in. These funds will benefit the elderly, children, families and individuals with disabilities in organisations such as the SUN-DAC Centre for the Disabled II (Choa Chu Kang), Care Corner Family Service Centre (Admiralty), Autism Children’s Centre (Clementi), Lions Befriender and Metta Hospice Care.

“I would like to thank NUSSU for being a staunch partner of Community Chest and extending a helping hand to the less fortunate for the past nine years. Since 2001, NUSSU has raised close to three million dollars to help support critical social programmes under the care of Community Chest,” said Honorary General Secretary of Community Chest Mr Lim Siew Cheng.

Some 6,000 NUS students scattered all over Singapore on 3 August 2010 were part of Flag Day which saw them seeking donations from members of the public, armed with tin cans and stickers. Commending the students, NUSSU President Mr Ho Jun Yi said: “Kudos to everyone for their efforts; and on behalf of all NUS undergraduates, I wish to convey my thanks to the public for their generosity.”

To thank the public for their kind donations, Rag Day which featured colourful floats and performances by 11 faculty clubs, six halls of residences as well as staff and alumni, was held on 6 August 2010. Being held on the same day as the Youth Olympic Flame Arrival at NUS, its first stop in Singapore, this year’s Rag Day celebrations, coinciding with the Flame Arrival celebrations, stretched all the way into the night and were grander than ever.

“Splendour” was the theme for this 52nd Rag Day, and awesome indeed were the floats and dance performances presented. Each of the hall floats and performances, which displayed the magnificence of a city that the Youth Olympic Flame had passed, was equally impressive; and the faculty, staff and alumni floats and performances were no less breathtaking.

Upping the excitement of Rag and Flag, all the floats and performances as well as the fund-raising efforts were judged on a competitive basis. The highest awards of the evening, the Chancellor’s Shields, went to the Faculty of Science and Kent Ridge Hall. Kent Ridge Hall broke the record for the participating body with the highest amount of collection in the history of Rag and Flag.

RAG AND FLAG 2010 WINNERS

Chancellor's Shields
  • Overall Champion for Faculty Clubs: Faculty of Science
  • Overall Champion for Halls of Residence: Kent Ridge Hall

NUS President’s Shields
  • Best Total Collection for Faculty Clubs: Faculty of Science
  • Best Total Collection for Halls of Residence: Kent Ridge Hall
  • Best Rag Performance for Faculty Clubs: Faculty of Science
  • Best Rag Performance for Halls of Residence: Eusoff Hall

NUSSU Challenge Shields
  • Best Float Design for Faculty Clubs: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Best Float Design for Halls of Residence: Eusoff Hall
  • Best Presentation for Faculty Clubs: Faculty of Science
  • Best Presentation for Halls of Residence: Eusoff Hall
  • Best per Capita Collection for Faculty Clubs: Faculty of Science
  • Best Total Coin Collection for Faculty Clubs: Faculty of Science
  • Most Environment-Friendly Float for Faculty Clubs: Faculty of Science
  • Most Environment-Friendly Float for Halls of Residence: Eusoff Hall
  • Most Outstanding Progress Award (Percentage) for Faculty Clubs: School of Medicine
  • Most Outstanding Progress Award (Percentage) for Halls of Residences: Raffles Hall
  • Most Outstanding Progress Award (Absolute Amount) by Faculty: School of Medicine
  • Most Outstanding Progress Award (Absolute Amount) by Halls of Residence: Kent Ridge Hall




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