Thong Chai Charity Night raised S$7.23m, not S$8.67m as announced
By Zhao Quanyin/Lynda Hong | Posted: 22 March 2010 2316 hrs
SINGAPORE : The amount raised at the end of the Thong Chai Charity Night telecast should be S$7.23 million and not S$8.67 million as announced.
The discrepancy, shown at the end of the telecast on Channel 8 on Sunday night, was due to a technical error.
The phone lines for donations are still open until March 31.
The show has also helped to raise the profile of Thong Chai Institution.
On Monday, some 1,000 people turned up to seek treatment, sharply higher than the usual 600.
Thong Chai had to stop registration at noon, but took down the contact numbers of those who were turned away for another appointment. - CNA/ms
Source: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA
Another report with photos (but sadly very small) HERE