15 July 2013 10:00
Singapore Children’s Society raises $4.6m in first-ever charity show

Stories from the heart: The Singapore Children’s Society’s inaugural charity show touched many with its emotional core

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Text: Joanna Goh
Photos: Lee Lay Na

From handbells and precision drills to shadow dancing, last night’s Singapore Children’s Society’s Charity Show, the charity organisation’s first ever fund-raising TV show, saw more than 20 local and overseas artistes come together to raise S$4.6million in the three-hour long show.

Hosted by Guo Liang and Taiwanese singer-host Bowie Tsang, the show opened on a light-hearted note to the sweet vocals of local songbird Olivia Ong. It picked up speed with an intriguing shadow and street dance performance by Tosh Zhang and Wang Wei Liang from the Ah Boys To Men movie franchise before mellowing down to the Daniel Lo’s soothing Hokkien songs.

Between MediaCorp’s celebrity mum troupe’s (featuring Zoe Tay, Vivian Lai, Xiang Yun and Hong Huifang) melodic handbell tunes and the highly-coordinated pulsating dance put up by Nanhua Secondary School and local artistes (Kym Ng, Paige Chua, Jeffrey Xu, Elizabeth Lee, Jerry Yeo and Seraphine Sng), Taiwanese singer-host Alien Huang reminded everyone of the fears and insecurities faced by children today with his two-song performance.

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