Every edition of LTAW, we would support a couple of meaningful charities. This year we have decided to support Rare Disorder Society (Singapore) and Raleigh Singapore, and both charitable organisations have very noble causes!
Rare Disorders Society (Singapore) or RDSS is a non-profit organisation initiated by parents of children with LSD (Lysosomal Storage Disorder). Established in 2011, it aims to create awareness about various life threatening rare diseases (RD).
RDSS is currently the only organisation focusing and supporting only on rare disease patients in Singapore. Unlike other charities that focus on specific disease group or made rare genetic disease as one of the supported group, RDSS accept and support ALL patients currently diagnosed with rare diseases, including those undiagnosed cases.
RDSS looks at improving the lives of the affected children with timely, accurate diagnosis and intervention. Through building a well-established system, it also aims to encourage society to join parents of RD patients in creating a better future for them. For more details, please visit www.rdss.org.sg.
Raleigh Singapore is dedicated to the development of youths through adventure-based service learning activities. Since its inception in 2001, Raleigh Singapore has worked towards developing the youths of Singapore to be empathetic global citizens. Youths from diverse backgrounds and nationalities are encouraged and challenged to discover their full potential by working together on challenging community projects, overseas expeditions and local adventure projects.
In the long run, Raleigh Singapore hopes that these youth would learn to appreciate what they have more and pay it forward by spearheading similar community projects that would help the less-privileged people. For more information, visit www.raleigh.org.sg.