CAAS Brings the Aviation Community Together for Charity
26 November 2009
The Aviation Run raises S$218,000 for the Community Chest
More than 4,000 runners from 116 organisations across the aviation community in Singapore participated in theAviation Runorganised by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. With the generous support of the organisations and individuals, theAviation Runraised S$218,000 for the Community Chest.
TheAviation Runalso sought to foster closer ties among members of the aviation community. The high turnout and benevolent contributions by the community exemplified the strong spirit of partnership and camaraderie within the community.
Leaders and senior executives from the aviation organisations ran alongside Mr Raymond Lim, Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, who was the Guest-of-Honour at the event, in a special run.
Mr Yap Ong Heng, Director-General of CAAS, said, "The impressive turnout by the aviation community at today'sAviation Runand its contribution to the Community Chest reflects the commitment of the community to work together to help the less fortunate. Today's event is also a celebration of the aviation industry in Singapore. Despite the economic downturn and the impact on the industry, the industry is a robust one and will grow even stronger in the years to come."
About the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has the mission to grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system that make a key contribution to Singapore's success. CAAS' roles are to enable the growth of the air hub and aviation industry, oversee and promote safety in the industry, provide air navigation services, and develop Singapore as a centre of excellence for aviation knowledge and human resource development.
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Ms Nadine Kang
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