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Nearly S$1.5m raised at charity golf event for NTUC-U Care Fund

The money will go into the NTUC-U Care Fund, which was formed in 2009 to consolidate the NTUC's fundraising efforts in improving the welfare of low-income union members and their families.

SINGAPORE: A total of S$1,494,500 has been raised at a charity golf event organised by the labour movement and the Orchid Country Club.

The money will go into the NTUC-U Care Fund, which was formed in 2009 to consolidate the NTUC's fundraising efforts in improving the welfare of low-income union members and their families.

Representatives from nearly 30 unions and corporations participated in the event through the purchase of golf flights and outright donations.

Since the NTUC-U Care Fund started in 2009, more than S$59.2 million had been disbursed to help low-income union members and their families.

Some $8.98 million were disbursed last year through assistance programmes such as discount vouchers for groceries, back-to-school vouchers, funding support for bursaries and scholarships and family recreation packages.

The charity golf day is NTUC's first fundraiser in 2014 and it is organising two such events this year.

Mr Zainal Sapari, Assistant Secretary-General of NTUC, said: "We are targeting membership of one million members in the future and we do anticipate there will be more low-income union members wanting our support and help." 

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