Last weekend, Mercy Relief held a charity concert cum road show at Bugis Junction to raise funds for those affected by Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan and the Philippines.

The concert featured musical performances by artistes including local celebrities Kelvin Chen Weilian and Joi Cai Chun Jia, Singapore Idol contestant Syltra Lee, singer-songwriters Bevlyn Khoo, Yet Dunhong, Errik Wong, Michael Cho and Ling Kai and popular buskers like Jolyon Caplin.The public also got to enjoy the dance moves from the movie FAME as showcased by the dancers from Jitterbugs Swingapore. As a show of support to their affected countrymen, the Filipino band members of Quiver rocked the stage with their funky music.

To rally the public’s support towards MR’s efforts, Warner Music’s artistes Kelvin Chen together with Joi Cai who was the Concert Ambassador started the ball rolling by presenting their personal contribution via cheque worth SGD4,000 each to support Mercy Relief’ overseas humanitarian projects.

MR’s Director, Dawn Westerhout (centre) receiving the cheque from Kelvin (to Dawn’s right) and Joi (far left). Witnessing the presentation are MR’s Chief Executive, Hassan Ahmad and International Programme Manager for North Asia, Derrick Tan.

MR wish to thank the public who contributed towards the Typhoon Morakot Relief Fund through their donations and those who purchased MR merchandise and the music albums of Kelvin and Joi!

To view coverage on the concert performances, please visit the following links:

http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/segment/main/entertainment/36476.html

http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/segment/main/entertainment/36480.html

http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/segment/main/entertainment/36522.html

Update on relief efforts:

Mercy Relief has sent a second team to Taiwan on 24th September to dispatch the remaining 10 units of iWater systems that were sponsored by Chen Su Lan Trust. Check out this space again for more follow-ups and pictures from the ground.

About Mercy Relief

Mercy Relief is a Singaporean humanitarian organisation which engages in both disaster relief and sustainable development programmes. It was established in 2003 as an independent non-governmental humanitarian charity responding to the human tragedies in Asia. Mercy Relief’s aid programme focuses on providing timely and effective assistance to disaster-stricken communities and has maintained the delivery of emergency aid within 72 hours from the point of appeal for assistance.  

In the past 12 years, Mercy Relief has disbursed over S$32 million in aid across 40 disaster relief and 53 sustainable development initiatives. Mercy Relief has impacted an aggregate of 2 million lives in 24 countries and areas, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal,  Pakistan, Palestine, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Yemen.

For more information, you may call us at 6514 6322 or email corporateaffairs@mercyrelief.org