AUGUST 28, 2001
charity carnival at NUS
REPRESENTATIVES from 24 voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs)
will be raising funds and recruiting volunteers at the National
University of Singapore (NUS) today and tomorrow.
The Charity Fiesta 2001 is an annual event organised by the
NUS Students' Union Volunteer Action Committee. Among the VWOs
taking part are the Hospice Care Association, Singapore Association of
the Visually Handicapped and the Students Care Service. They hope to
raise $40,000 through the sale of handmade handicrafts, stationery and
food at stalls set up alongside information booths manned by the VWOs.
'We hope that more people will start helping those less fortunate than
themselves,' said Mr Goh Kee Lee, 22, the event's director and a
second-year engineering student.
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