|Sat Nov 14 2015, 5:30pm–8:30pm|
Project Happy Feet Slipper Race will take place for the first time at Palawan Beach, Sentosa. With a walking route of 2.4km, Singapore’s only non-competitive walk in slippers aims to allow participants to briefly experience the life of a child in Cambodia, who usually walks at least 3km a day to get to school. Many of these children walk bare-foot as they do not have enough money for slippers.
In addition, following overwhelming response from 2014’s Chefs For A Cause event which saw the participation of 13 of Singapore’s top local chefs, Project Happy Feet has brought back a bigger and better version of the event this year as a finale to the Slipper Race. 2015’s edition of Chefs For A Cause sees 20 local chefs, including Chef Jimmy Chok from JC Concepts, Chef Benjamin Tan from The White Rabbit, Chef Robin Ho from The Privé Group, Chef Pang Kok Keong from the Sugar Daddy Group and Forest Leong from the Forest Cooking School cooking up a storm in an open carnival set at Sentosa’s Port of Lost Wonder. Expect inventive and delicious offerings from savoury dishes like bak chor mee pasta, kong bak burgers to sweet desserts like kaya ice cream with baguette rusk and gula melaka cremeux at the carnival. Carnival goers can also be entertained by performances by Singapore’s definitive hip hop collective, Grizzle Grind Crew’s Charles ENERO and LINEATH and local singer-songwriter and FLY Entertainment Artiste, Jill-Marie Thomas. She will also be performing “Happy Feet”, a song she wrote and produced as 2015’s Project Happy Feet theme song.
All proceeds this year will go to the Community Chest’s Special Education Financial Assistance Scheme (SPEDFAS) and This Life Cambodia’s Lower Secondary School Development Programme.
Project Happy Feet is a Singapore-based not-for-profit organisation set up since 2009 to empower the lives of underprivileged youths and children by supporting their education and training so they may break out of poverty. Run entirely by volunteers, Project Happy Feet identifies meaningful and sustainable education-related initiatives and programmes run by local non-profit organisations, fund-raises for these programmes, and supports capacity building of these organisations. To date, through fund-raising initiatives such as Chefs for a Cause in 2009, and the Project Happy Feet Slipper Race in Singapore and overseas, Project Happy Feet has raised in excess of SGD 500,000 and channeled 100% of funds raised to benefit more than 4,000 children and youth in Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, India and Nepal.
For more information on Project Happy Feet, please visit www.projecthappyfeet.org.
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