Life Art Society donates over 100,000SGD for Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund
Life Art Society raised more than 100,000SGD by selling around 100 original paintings from artists and novice painters in a charity exhibition at Wisma Atria on this October and donates all these money to the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) on 26 Dec 2018.
The STSPMF currently supports about 10,000 students from low-income families. The fund gives pocket money to students whose families earn less than $625 in per capita gross monthly household income.
The President of Life Art Society, Mr Tan Khim Ser said in Mandarin: “We wanted to do something good for the country and society, and give back to needy families; but we also wanted to promote the art scene in Singapore. I think the ST workshop was a good start. The arts are very valuable – it is a form of emotional release when you are stressed, and it can even prevent dementia. Artists also laugh a lot.”
(From left) The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund general manager Tan Bee Heong, Life Art Society founder and president Tan Khim Ser, Mrs Tan (Mr Tan’s wife), Life Art Society treasurer Gladys Shan and ST reader Yang Shwn Fen at the cheque presentation in SPH News Centre on Dec 26, 2018.