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$35,000 raised for needy students in Singapore and Cambodia

Fund-raising event Project Happy Feet Slipper Race raised $35,000 yesterday for needy children in Singapore and Cambodia.

About 1,000 participants turned up for the event, which is into its fourth consecutive year.

Eighty per cent of the money raised this year will go to students under the Lower Secondary School Development Programme of the Special Education Financial Assistance Scheme by Community Chest of Singapore.

The remainder will be donated to students supported by Siem Reap-based This Life Cambodia.

Yesterday's event was the race's inaugural Total Defence edition, in support of Singapore's Total Defence 30th anniversary.