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Raising funds for needy children through art activities

In Boon Lay, more than 1,500 residents, students and members of volunteer welfare organisations got "crafty" on Saturday to make 5,000 art flowers from recycled materials, like plastic bags to help raise fund for needy children.

SINGAPORE: The PAssionArts Festival returns for a third year.

Since its opening on May 25, 72,000 participants have so far joined in the activities.

This weekend, eight locations across Singapore are having art activities for residents.

In Boon Lay, more than 1,500 residents, students and members of volunteer welfare organisations got "crafty" on Saturday to make 5,000 art flowers from recycled materials, like plastic bags.

Their flowers were "planted" in an eco-art garden installation called - A Dose of Sunshine.

The morning rain did not dampen the spirits of participants at the open field next to Pioneer Mall in Jurong West Street 61.

For every flower that "blooms", the POSB PAssionArts Kids Fund will donate a dollar towards an arts fund for needy children in Boon Lay.

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong said: "This is a very good platform for residents to express themselves through the arts and also to come together and in the process of doing art together, they can build stronger ties.

“We are in the process of doing all these, building bigger audiences for the arts in Singapore, so when people say ‘arts is not accessible’, ‘I don't understand the arts’, I think this is all part of a process of trying to get arts to be more accessible to a wider base of audiences."

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