Several members of ITF Singapore recently demonstrated its support for charity by taking part in a Skipping Challenge at East Coast Park.
The Skipping Challenge, an effort of South East Community Development Council (SECDC) and global technology company 3M, aimed to provide the needy elderly in the district with 3M health and safety products. The two-month-long project, which ends on March 20, aims to have 10,000 participants from schools and organisations across Singapore setting a record of 2.1 million skips.
So, on an overcast Saturday afternoon late in February, 14 members of the ITF Singapore joined Jonathan to make a contribution towards the target 2.1m skips.
After a brief introduction to the charity exercise by the facilitator, each person was given a skipping rope with an inbuilt counter. After working out which hand to hold the counter in to gain a correct reading (holding it in the left hand leads to it counting backwards instead of forward!), we each had 10 minutes in which to complete as many skips as possible.
While those of us who were a bit older did the best we could, and generally did 700 – 800 skips, there was a friendly competition amongst the younger (and significantly fitter) black belts to see who could do the most skips. An impressive number of those present achieved more than 1,500 skips within the allocated time.
In total the ITF Singapore completed 18, 277 of skips; supported a worthwhile charity in a fun and healthy manner; worked up a good sweat; and had some fun at the same time.
I look forward to the next similar event, and hope that an even larger number of members will show their support for such events in future.
Written by Mr. Ian Till, 5th Gup Belt, ITF Singapore.
© Island Taekwon-Do Centre 2011
Through your support, we had raised 500 sets of 3M Health & Safety product hampers for the needy seniors in our South East District. I would like to sincerely thank all that helped us made this possible.
Thanks for the effort in helping us establish a vibrant community that commits to community volunteerism.
Kenneth Poh (Mr) | Manager | Community Projects | South East Community Development Council