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New Meetup: Let's Take A Walk 2010: Seeking Volunteer Photographers

From: Zurina B.
Sent on: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:16 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Singapore Digital Photography Meetup Group!

What: Let's Take A Walk 2010: Seeking Volunteer Photographers

When: Saturday, December 18,[masked]:00 AM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

A friend of mine sent this note out on Facebook so am passing this on. Please contact him directly at details below for more information.


Greetings from Let's Take A Walk 2010.

Let?s Take A Walk is organised by a small group of volunteers which comprises working professionals from diverse specialisations and undergraduates who are passionate about the cause - to organise a sporting event to raise funds for charity.

Organised by Raleigh Society, Let's Take A Walk is Singapore?s first and only volunteer-run overnight round-island group endurance walk event organised by the Raleigh Society to raise funds for Boys' Town and for its upcoming overseas expedition. This charity walkathon will take place from 18 to 19 December this year. We hope to raise $80,000 and attract 1, 000 walkers for Let?s Take A Walk 2010.

There are three categories for Let?s Take A Walk 2010, namely, 10km JalanWalk, 50km PowerWalk and 100km ExtremeWalk. The walks span the central and eastern part of Singapore and will incorporate many of the park connectors and new hotspots to ensure a scenic and safe walking journey. These three walks are specially designed to cater to the varied participants and their interests. Registration fee is at S$25 for 10km JalanWalk and S$60 for 50km PowerWalk & 100km ExtremeWalk. By taking part in Let?s Take A Walk 2010, participants will be donating to charity via their registration fees and enjoy a good workout in this mass walking event.

Let's Take A Walk was first held on 31 December 1997 as an overnight, round-island endurance walk to raise funds for the Spastic Children Association of Singapore. The inaugural event saw 36 walkers who walked a distance of 130km in 36 hours and raised $36,000. In the following years, three more walks were organised and the event raised over S$150,000 for various beneficiaries including Dover Park Hospice, Singapore After Care Association, SWAMI HOME and Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS).

To date, we have about 630 registered participants and the closing date for registration has been extended to 25 November. Please feel free to browse the website <span></span> to get a better understanding of this event. Should you need more information about this volunteer-led initiative, please feel free to call @[masked] or email me so that I can send you the poster and the press release.

For the volunteer photographers, we are looking for about 6 people to work the various shifts. We would need the volunteer photographers to cover the following:

Three different flagoff at the three different events across the 2 days
The walkers at the various checkpoints & throughout the walkers
Activities & Performances at the flagoff point

These are the three rough shifts that we have in mind:-

0630 to 1800 on 18 dec

1800 to 0600 on 18 - 19 dec

0600 to 1800 on 19 dec

We will be doing a mass briefing to all walkers at Boy's Town in the coming weeks. If you are keen to join us as one of the volunteer photographers, It would be good if you can come so that you can get a better understanding of the various walkers. If you know of any volunteer videographer who may be keen, please pass us the contacts :) In case you need to reach me, you can call me @96315500.

The registration for the walk ends next Sunday. Please help spread the word to your friends who may be interested to walk too. I look forward to hear from you soon.

In case you need to reach me, you can call me @96315500.

Event : Let?s Take A Walk 2010
Date : Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 December 2010.

Thank you

Dorothy Ng
Volunteer Publicist
Let?s Take A Walk 2010

Organising Committee

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