Some 4,700 members of the Singapore aviation
community and their families from over 100 organisations
registered for the 4th biennial Aviation Run.
Spearheaded by the
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the Aviation Run is
a key event under Aviation Community Cares, which brings the
aviation community together to contribute to society in meaningful
ways throughout the year.
This year, the event raised S$250,000
for the Community Chest, which supports some 80 charities.
Mr Kevin Shum, Director-General of the CAAS, said, “It is a
privilege to be part of a community that cares for and supports
those who are less fortunate. The aviation community has come
together to raise more than S$1 million for the Community Chest
over the last six years. CAAS is honoured to be able to help play
a part for this worthwhile effort by the aviation community.”
Receiving the donation on behalf of Community Chest, Mr Robert
Chew, Honorary Treasurer, Community Chest, said, “CAAS has been
raising funds for Community Chest since 2009 and we are very
thankful for their unwavering support to our beneficiaries. They
have been a great leader in bringing together members of the
aviation community to share their successes with those in need and
to help the less fortunate realise their fullest potential.”
Alex Hungate, SATS President and Chief Executive
Officer, said “It is these people from the aviation community who
make Singapore such a successful aviation hub, as they strive to
deliver world class service around the clock, seven days a week.
You can see their passion and generosity here today at this
Aviation Run as they turn out in their thousands to support those
who are less fortunate. SATS is proud to play its part in bringing
everyone together to enjoy this healthy event with their families
Aviation Industry Update by DG of Association of Asia Pacific
Airlines, Mr. Andrew Herdman.
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