Updated: Feb 22, 2022
Commitment of S$300,000 to support the Singapore Red Cross’ humanitarian efforts
Singapore, 8 February 2022 – From February 20 to March 20, Maybank Singapore will organise ‘Walk for Humanity’, a virtual charity walk to raise funds for the Singapore Red Cross, and invites members of the public to clock steps and do good for humanity, one step at a time.
Registration for the walk opens today, and members of the public are invited to sign up online and join the Walk for Humanity – all in the name of charity. In total, Maybank hopes to raise S$300,000 in support of Singapore Red Cross' local and regional humanitarian efforts.
Maybank will donate S$10 for every kilometre clocked by participants of the Virtual Walk, pledging up to S$150,000 in donations for humanitarian aid for communities affected by the floods in Malaysia and Typhoon Rai in the Philippines. This is in addition to Maybank’s earlier donation to the Singapore Red Cross to aid COVID-19 relief in Indonesia.
Public donations via Giving.sg are also welcome, to support Singapore Red Cross' local programmes for the elderly living on their own – helping them with befriending and wellness; transportation to healthcare; and home safety services.
Dr John Lee, Country CEO and CEO of Maybank Singapore, said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on all our lives in one way or another. While most people here are preparing to resume life in the new normal, many in Singapore and around the region still need our support. Through the Walk for Humanity, everyone can play a part by contributing to Singapore Red Cross' humanitarian efforts through clocking your daily steps or making a donation directly. This initiative is aligned with Maybank’s mission of Humanising Financial Services and our sustainability commitment to uplift the lives of 1 million households across ASEAN by 2025."
The Singapore Red Cross is a homegrown humanitarian organisation that serves the vulnerable and strengthens community resilience, both locally and internationally.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr Benjamin William, Secretary General and CEO of the Singapore Red Cross, said, “We are grateful for the partnership with Maybank and we appreciate the team's passion and dedication in organising this walk. As an independent, self-funded, charitable organisation, we rely on volunteers, partners, donors and supporters to advance our humanitarian causes and deliver our services. The funds raised will make a direct impact on the overall wellbeing of lower-income households, isolated elderly and the vulnerable in our community. It will also enable us to provide much-needed relief to the overseas communities impacted by disasters and crisis. We look forward to building on this initiative to grow an enduring partnership with Maybank to serve humanity."
Two ways to do good
The Year of the Tiger symbolises strength and prosperity, and Maybank hopes to rally the community to start the year by getting active and doing good through the Walk for Humanity.
There are two ways for the public to do good.
1) Clock steps and Maybank will donate $10 for every 1km
To sign up for #WalkForHumanity, members of the public can register for free on the 42Race website or mobile app from 8 February 2022 onwards. Users can submit their distance clocked over the period of February 20 to March 20 by connecting Strava or Garmin on both Android and iOS devices to the 42Race app.
Maybank will donate S$10 for every 1 kilometre clocked by participants. Each completion comes with an e-certification and an e-badge.
What’s more, the first 1,000 participants may each collect a specially-designed event face mask at MSpace at Maybank located at Orchard Shopping Centre.
After registration, they will also be able to access the 42Race rewards page for online
promotions and redemption on the website platform. There are also unique offers for
participants of Walk for Humanity, please refer to the list of merchants in Annex A.
For promotions in-store, users can flash their confirmation email or 42Race in-app rewards to enjoy the discounts from the participating merchants, while stocks last.
2) Donate or fundraise through Giving.sg
Alternatively, if members of the public wish to make an outright donation, they may head over to Giving.sgpage directed from 42Race website or app to support the cause and aid relief efforts. Donations on Giving.sgare eligible for tax-deductions in Singapore.
For more information on #WalkForHumanity, please visit https://web.42race.com/race-bundle/walkforhumanity-2022, through official Instagram page @MaybankSG or Facebook page @MaybankSingapore.