Thinking about where to go or what to do this weekend? Drop by Touch of the Hearts Nationwide Event at Atrium @ Plaza Singapura.
Touch of the Hearts Nationwide Event is an annual charity event organised by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Hall of Residence 4 Touch of the Hearts Committee. This year’s sole beneficiary is Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS). MINDS is one of the oldest and largest non-governmental organisations catering to the needs of the intellectually disabled in Singapore since 1962.
Bigger and better this year
This year’s Touch of the Hearts Nationwide Event promises to be bigger and better. While past year’s Nationwide Events have taken place in suburban areas and heartland malls, Touch of the Hearts is taking the event to Atrium @ Plaza Singapura, right in the heart of town. Desmond Toh, Chairperson of Touch of the Hearts Committee says, “We hope that by venturing into an area of higher human traffic, we will make a greater impact.”
What to expect
Kick starting the event will be an opening ceremony graced by Minister George Yeo. MINDS will then be bringing their performing arts group to entertain participants. Keep your eyes peeled as lion dance troupes, music and dance schools, school bands, line dancers, and mascots take the stage throughout the day!
Up for a challenge? Join in the fun with gladiator games, one minute challenges, customising your own cupcakes, and “abducting” soft toys with UFOs! For something for laidback, have your photo taken at the photo booth or your caricature drawn, or even have a massage!
Look out also for a giant board measuring 6 ft. by 12 ft with a design made up of 2,250 post-its! Make your mark on this meaningful montage; simply make a small donation for a chance to write a message dedicated to MINDS.
The Touch of the Hearts Committee hopes to raise $18,000 for MINDS. All proceeds will go to the funding of programmes and facilities for the educating and training of the intellectually disabled.
Touch of the Hearts Nationwide Event: In a Nutshell
Date: 18 & 19 September (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 10.30am to 9pm
Venue: Atrium@ Plaza Singapura
Entry: Carnival ticket at $2 each only. Tickets can be purchased on day of visit.