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MethodistWALK2011 on July 9

THIS YEAR’S MethodistWALK2011, organised by the Methodist Schools’ Foundation (MSF), will be held on July 9, starting at 7.30 am. The starting point is at Anglo-Chinese Junior College at Dover Close East, and its theme is “Walk Together in the Light”.

The event is to help raise funds for all the 15 Methodist Schools in Singapore. e Walk is an event organised by the MSF every two years for this purpose. e last Walk, held in 2009, raised more than $900,000.

The sponsor for this year’s Walk is Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church.

As partners, the Methodist Schools and the 44 Methodist Churches and six Preaching Points aim to deliver the best possible education to each student.

This includes the upgrading of facilities and financial assistance for students in need. Your generous donations will help to lighten the financial burden schools often face to deliver the highest standards of education possible.

One hundred per cent of the funds raised by each child goes back to their respective schools, whilst church members’ donations go to the MSF Endowment Fund. e latter generates income for schools and is disbursed annually to schools on a needs basis. Registration and donation forms have been sent to all churches. Please register with your own church if you wish to take part in the Walk.

* As an Institute of Public Character (IPC), all donations $100 or more to the MSF will receive a 2.5 times tax exempt receipt.


Red Cross thanks MCS for donation to Japan Disaster Fund

THE SINGAPORE RED CROSS SOCIETY has written a letter of appreciation to e Methodist Church in Singapore (MCS) for its contribution to the Singapore Red Cross Japan Disaster Fund 2011.

In a letter to Bishop Dr Robert Solomon, Mr Lim eam Poh, Director Operations and Head of International Services of the Singapore Red Cross, said: “I would like to thank you and the Presidents of the CAC, ETAC and TRAC for the generous donation of $560,000 to the Singapore Red Cross Japan Disaster Fund 2011.

“We assure you and your generous donors that the money will be used exclusively for the survivors of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

“We also thank the pastors of all the Methodist Churches for their prayers and expression of God’s love for the Japanese people at their time of need.”