Competing for Charity

Kevin Ng, Singapore, raised more than 9,000 Singapore dollar for school participating in two triathlons

In August, our HR colleague in Singapore, Kevin Ng, successfully participated in two triathlons on consecutive weekends to create awareness and raise funds for a school that provides early intervention, therapy and education to children with special needs.

The first triathlon was a locally organized Tri-factor event on 21 Aug for a distance of 1.5km swim, 36km ride and 10km run. The second was on 28 Aug, which was an international event, the Ironman 70.3 for a distance of 1.9km swim, 90km ride and 21 km run, held in Bintan, Indonesia. Kevin not only completed both races, he did the Ironman 70.3 under grueling circumstances which he cycled the whole 90km on a “broken” bike over the torturous undulating terrain in Bintan. In his own words, he persevered because he was doing this for charity, “I could never give up because the parents of the children with special needs never give up, the teachers at the school never give up”. Kevin and his partner raised a total of S$9,200 for the school, and they presented the check to the school principal on 29 Aug. The principal, teachers and parents of the children applauded his kind gesture. This is the first time a stranger has come forward to do a charity drive for the school. As fellow colleagues of Kevin, we are proud that he has stepped out of his comfort zone to do something that makes a difference in other people’s lives. Thank you Kevin!