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THE BUSINESS TIMES CHARITY CHALLENGE 2014: CYCLING FOR CAUSES

Singapore, 12 February 2014 – For the third year running, Singapore’s largest cycling event will feature a dedicated ride for a good cause – The Business Times Charity Challenge.

Part of OCBC Cycle Singapore 2014, The Business Times Charity Challenge on March 30 will raise funds and awareness for two local charities this year – Dover Park Hospice and SingHealth Transplant TRUEfund – by appealing to companies and individuals.

Companies may register teams of four, for a minimum donation pledge of S$3,810 a team, to represent them in this race. Their cyclists will start the 39km ride in a special pen and will enjoy benefits such as on-site hospitality before and after the ride, as well as fast-tracked cycle pack collection.

Alvin Tay, Editor of The Business Times, said: “The Business Times is pleased to be able to do its part to give back to the community and we would like to thank OCBC for providing a platform for us to do so. We hope companies and individuals will respond enthusiastically, as they have in the past, to support two very worthy charities.”

The Dover Park Hospice provides palliative care to terminally ill patients regardless of age, race, religion or income level, and support to their families. SingHealth Transplant TRUEfund was set up in 2010 to benefit needy transplant patients, run public education campaigns for organ and tissue donation and transplants, and support transplantation research initiatives.

Individual cyclists are welcome to dedicate their rides to these causes too, at a minimum donation of S$955 a person.

Donations made to The Business Times Charity Challenge will benefit Dover Park Hospice and SingHealth Transplant TRUEfund equally.

To register, both teams and individuals may contact Ben Burrowes of race organiser Spectrum Worldwide Events at bburrowes@sww.com.sg.

The Business Times Charity Challenge is part of the sixth edition of OCBC Cycle Singapore, which will be held from March 28-30. Some 12,000 cyclists are expected to take part this year.

Apart from Dover Park Hospice and TRUEfund, the other official charities of OCBC Cycle Singapore 2014 are Singapore Children’s Society and SportCares (Singapore Sports Council).

More details can be found at www.ocbc.cyclesingapore.com.sg/charity-and-causes and http://giveasia.org/movement/ocbccyclesingapore2014,

 

The Business Times Charity Challenge

Date: Sunday, March 30, 2014

Flag-off Time: 6.15am (subject to change)

Venue: F1 Pit Building

Distance: 39km

Beneficiaries: Dover Park Hospice and SingHealth Transplant TRUEfund.

Donation and registration fees: S$3810 for a team of four, S$955 for individuals

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E 

For more information, please contact:

Kelvin Ang (Mr)

Mobile: (65) 9831 7225

Email: kelvin@blackdot.sg

Celena Ho (Ms)

Mobile: (65) 9489 3065

Email: celena@blackdot.sg

Deror Wong (Mr)
Senior Executive 
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
DID: (65) 6319 1226 
Email: derorw@sph.com.sg 

About The Business Times

The Business Times (BT), a member of the Singapore Press Holdings group, is South-east Asia's leading financial daily. BT brings its readers daily corporate, financial, economic and political news, analysis and commentary. Singapore and Asian news and trends are emphasised, but global developments are also covered in depth since Singapore's business interests are international. BT's lifestyle desk brings busy executives the latest in recreation, entertainment, the arts, design, food and shopping.

www.businesstimes.com.sg

About Dover Park Hospice

Dover Park Hospice (DPH) was founded in 1992 as a secular, non-profit organization to meet the growing need in Singapore for hospice care for terminally-ill patients. Open to everyone regardless of age, race, religion, or income level, DPH is dedicated to meeting the unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those who are nearing the end of life’s journey. The goal is to enhance the living, comfort the dying and support the grieving with compassion and dignity. At DPH, Every Moment Matters. Since opening its doors to the first patient in 1995, DPH has brought care and comfort to more than 7,500 terminally-ill patients and their families through a programme of active and compassionate service.

www.doverpark.org.sg

About SingHealth Transplant TRUEfund

“TRUE” stands for Transplant Research, Unique care and Education. Established in 2010, the fund is set up for the benefit of needy transplant patients, public education campaigns for organ/tissue donation and transplantation, and transplantation research initiatives.

www.singhealth.com.sg/transplant/Pages/TRUEfund.aspx

About OCBC Cycle Singapore

Following its inaugural year in 2009, OCBC Cycle Singapore has grown into a premier mass participation event on Singapore’s sporting calendar. In 2013, the fifth year of the event, over 11,000 cyclists took part in the three-day event at the F1 Pit Building. The 2014 edition is shaping up to be another fantastic event with ride categories catering to all level of cyclist, no matter their age or ability.

www.ocbc.cyclesingapore.com.sg/