|Sun May 22 2016, 6:30am–11:30am|
The Red Pencil is now raising SGD$25,000 to fund incoming mission trips to Brussels and Paris to help provide relief to adults, youths and children who were caught in the overwhelming circumstances following recent bomb attacks.
The funds will be used to support over 1000 victims and their families and caregivers who are suffering from post-traumatic stress and anxiety, and provide a credible avenue to find their own pathways to wellness, recovery and transformation through arts therapy.
There are two ways in which you can support this cause:
1. By making a contribution at http://simplygiving.com/rideforhope2016
2. By signing-up for the "Ride For Hope", a 60km to 120km cycling challenge around Singapore on Sunday 22 May 2016. To register your interest, please submit your details in the website link above (Sign up for 'Ride For Hope').
The Red Pencil is a humanitarian foundation that advocates for Arts Therapy as a way of helping individuals manage overwhelming life circumstances.
Since 2012, The Red Pencil has embarked on various humanitarian missions in Asia and now in Europe and the Middle East. The Art Therapy Response Teams (ART) consists of art, music and dance therapists from all over the world, who collaborate with international organisations to attend to those facing natural disasters, conflict zones and overwhelming situations.
ART had its maiden trip to Cambodia in September 2012, attending to beneficiaries at a public hospital. Thereafter, the humanitarian missions expanded to assist beneficiaries who had survived but was nevertheless traumatized by natural disasters such as the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Sichuan earthquake in China and the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.
Currently, ART further extends its help to beneficiaries who have suffered from domestic violence, human trafficking and other forms of abuse that are prevalent in minority or underprivileged groups.
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