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Giving towards a good cause

6 Aug 2013

Students approaching the public for donations around Clementi Central on Flag Day

As early as 5am, some 6,000 NUS students were already up and about, gearing up for Flag Day on 6 August 2013. By 7am, they could be found in different parts of Singapore armed with tin cans and approaching the public for donations. An annual charity drive which involves students from all faculties and halls of residences, NUS Students' Union (NUSSU) Flag Day has always been a meaningful event with extensive reach, offering great opportunities to engage with the community and contribute towards the welfare of the needy or less privileged.

This year’s proceeds will go towards supporting 19 beneficiaries under the Community Chest. Among them were family service centres, an autism school, Rainbow Centres catering to children with special needs, Lions Befrienders reaching out to senior citizens, as well as a MINDS training and development centre for the intellectually disabled.

Organised in collaboration with the NUS halls of residence and faculty clubs, Flag Day is traditionally part of NUSSU Rag and Flag which stresses the importance of giving back to society. Themed “Extending Love, Experience NUS”, the charity event this year will end off with Rag Day on 7 August that will be held for the first time at NUS University Town. Rag Day, the University’s way of showing appreciation to the public for their generous donations, will feature 14 performances with thematic props handmade by students using recycled materials.

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