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Low-income union members to enjoy free activities at Downtown East

Some 60,000 low-income union members and their families will get to enjoy free activities at Downtown East in an initiative introduced on Sunday by the labour movement.

SINGAPORE: Some 60,000 low-income union members and their families will get to enjoy free activities at Downtown East in an initiative introduced on Sunday by the labour movement.

The S$1.5-million initiative -- termed Family Recreational and Fun Carnival 2014 -- will see them get free entry to Downtown East and its attractions such as the Wild Wild Wet Water Park, eXplorerkid and a bowling centre.

Union members and their families will also get free food and drinks.

There will be five more such carnival in June, September, November and December. 

The year-long "U Care for Singapore - Celebrating 50" campaign was also launched on Sunday, where members of the public are invited to design unique cards to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday.

The campaign will run alongside the carnival in Downtown East as well as other U Care events throughout the year.

This is the seventh year the labour movement is organising the carnival for low-income union members.

So far, more than 300,000 members and their families have benefited.  

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