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The People's Association /
Posted 3 months ago

Cycle for a cause! As part of the efforts to raise funds for the President’s Challenge 2021, 6 Community Sports Club (CSC) in the North-East organised a virtual cycling event where participants aged 12 and above may cycle at their own time and own pace and complete races that range from 45km to 200km within a month. Despite being a virtual experience, Patricia Foo, Chairperson of the Punggol West CSC shares that “It was well-received as it served as an opportunity to destress from work and had a good cause as residents are able help the less privileged while participating too.” She reflects, “Sports is also known to be a universal language that bonds everyone and brings the people of different ages together even during challenging times like this.” Lawrence Ng Cheok Yew, BBM, Chairman of the CSC Council added that the virtual experience came with some challenges as well. With 30 years of volunteering experience, the drastic shift to engaging the community through virtual activities and allowing them to bond the same way as physical events is something that the team is trying to adapt to. However, Lawrence adds that it comes with its own set of benefits too. “The team grew closer as we tried to make the event a success. The virtual cycling event made it very convenient for the residents too, as they can do it at their own time and pace. It is also very timely because it serves as an opportunity to improve their physical and mental health as most of us are staying home.” Both Lawrence and Patricia did their part by participating in the event too. It was a great chance for them to bond with fellow volunteers and friends, stay fit and contribute to a good cause. With over 400 participants, the event "President’s Challenge 2021, Virtual Cycling @ North-East" managed to raise over $17,000, which was donated to support the less fortunate. Join them for a good cause and participate in the #Sweat2gether #Stay2gether - walk, run and cycle challenge from 1st July to 31st August by signing up at tinyurl.com/54xa99p9 today! #PeoplesAssociation #ThereForYou

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