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Two more opposition parties join fundraiser aimed at helping elderly cardboard collectors

The Reform Party (RP) and the People's Power Party (PPP) have also pledged to participate for the cause

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Following the lead of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) and the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), the Reform Party (RP) and the People’s Power Party (PPP) have pledged to take part in a fundraiser aimed at helping elderly cardboard collectors.

Organised by non-profit community organisation, Happy People Helping People (HPHP), the unique initiative invites political party representatives to join elderly cardboard collectors to collect cardboard as members of the public donate to support their preferred party. The event which is called ‘A Mile in their Shoes’, is set to take place this Saturday (14 Dec).

HPHP is dedicated to helping the elderly who cannot find proper jobs to make ends meet. Providing the elderly with basic necessities like daily meals, money to pay their bills and monthly outings, HPHP also spreads awareness to the elderly poor – many of whom work as cardboard or used can collectors to survive.

HPHP revealed this afternoon that the PSP will be represented by Mr S. Nallakurappan at the event while the SDP is sending three representatives, Mr Bryan Lim Boon Heng, Mr Damanhuri Abas and Mr Khung Wai Yeen, to take part in the fundraiser.

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PPP secretary-general Mr Goh Meng Seng is set to represent his party while the RP will be represented by Mr Darren Soh and Mr Charles Yeo. Non-politician Mr Chua Soon Hock will also participate in the fundraiser.

HPHP had also invited the People’s Action Party, the Workers’ Party, the Singapore People’s Party and the National Solidarity Party to participate but it appears as though the parties will not be taking part in the event.

The eight participants who have been shortlisted will be joined by a cardboard collector who will guide them through a cardboard collecting activity on Saturday while members of the public are invited to donate funds in various Give.Asia accounts to support their preferred political party.

The collective funds that are raised will ultimately be distributed equally to all of HPHP beneficiaries. HPHP will also film the fundraiser and produce a short documentary.

A MILE IN THEIR SHOES. Coming this Saturday. ?Featuring:Mr S. Nallakurappan (PSP)Mr Goh Meng Seng (People’s Power…

Posted by Happy People Helping People Community on Wednesday, 11 December 2019

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