SPD Charity Show 2015 raises S$4.8 million

The SPD (formerly Society for the Physically Disabled) marked its 50th year of establishment with a night of fun and heart-warming performances at the SPD Charity Show 2015 yesterday evening.

SPD Charity Show 2015 raises S$4.8 million
SPD Charity Show 2015 raises S$4.8 million
26 Mar 2015

SPD Charity Show 2015 raises S$4.8 million

Photos: Lee Lay Na & Isadora Ong
The SPD (formerly Society for the Physically Disabled) marked its 50th year of establishment with a night of fun and heart-warming performances at the SPD Charity Show 2015 yesterday evening.

In its fifth year of collaboration with MediaCorp for the charity show, SPD continues its efforts to garner funds for people with disabilities, raise public awareness of the organisation and invoke care for its beneficiaries.

Last night, the show has exceeded its initial target of S$3.5 million to raise a total of S$4.8 million in donations through song and dance performances put up by the SPD beneficiaries as well as local and foreign celebrities. Minister of Defence Dr. Ng Eng Hen was also present to join in the celebrations.

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SPD Charity Show 2015 raises S$4.8 million
SPD Charity Show 2015 raises S$4.8 million
26 Mar 2015

SPD Charity Show 2015 raises S$4.8 million

Hosted by Taiwanese witty television host Mickey Huang and local veteran host Quan Yi Fong, the night of performances followed closely to its theme “Dreams Take Flight”, which advocates the idea the everyone, including people with disabilities, are given the right to make their dreams come true.

For the first time in the show’s history, an outdoor getai show was simultaneously running at the Ang Mo Kio Hub and local veteran getai performers like Liu Ling Ling, Wang Lei and Hao Hao entertained the crowd under the lead of hosts Mark Lee and Lee Teng. The audience showed their support and successfully raised a total of S$32,000 in the short span of three hours.

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SPD Charity Show 2015 raises S$4.8 million
SPD Charity Show 2015 raises S$4.8 million
26 Mar 2015

SPD Charity Show 2015 raises S$4.8 million

Back at the studio, the show started with a solo piano recital by 16-year-old SPD beneficiary Teo Peishan that blew the crowd away. Then, MediaCorp artistes Kate Pang and Bonnie Loo joined SPD beneficiary Samuel Lim with the theme song of the charity show to unveil the night of performances.

Click through as we recap some of the highlights on the show last night.

Catch the repeat telecast of SPD Charity Show 2015 on Mar 29, Sunday, Channel 8 at 3.30pm.

Donation hotlines will remain open until March 30.

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Piano genius: Teo Peishan, the 17-year-old who went against all odds
Piano genius: Teo Peishan, the 17-year-old who went against all odds
26 Mar 2015

Piano genius: Teo Peishan, the 17-year-old who went against all odds

SPD beneficiary Teo Peishan raked in the loudest cheers with her piano performances on the show last night. Though her body remains that of a toddler as she suffers from a rare medical condition that hampered her physical development, the 17-year-old was not deterred from her dream of playing a white grand piano in front of a crowd.

Not only did Peishan perform the opening item of the show individually with the simple and touching tune of “Jesus Loves Me” on the piano, she also joined her piano instructor in a whimsical duet later that night.

Cools kids on the block: Hip-hop trio Tan Le Ming, Jeffery Xu and Nick Teo
Cools kids on the block: Hip-hop trio Tan Le Ming, Jeffery Xu and Nick Teo
26 Mar 2015

Cools kids on the block: Hip-hop trio Tan Le Ming, Jeffery Xu and Nick Teo

Despite having his right forearm amputated due to a childhood injury, 14-year-old Tan Le Ming did not give up his aspiration of becoming a dancer.

Yesterday night, Le Ming was accompanied by MediaCorp actors Jeffery Xu and Nick Teo in a hip-hop dance cover to the renowned dance track ‘Good Boy’ by Korean singers G-Dragon and Taeyang, pushing the atmosphere in the studio to a new high with their smooth moves to the heart-pumping song.

Jeffrey, Le Ming and Nick join in a photo backstage
Jeffrey, Le Ming and Nick join in a photo backstage
26 Mar 2015

Jeffrey, Le Ming and Nick join in a photo backstage

Dancing duo: Chinese handicapped dancers Lin Fei and Zhai Xiao Wei
Dancing duo: Chinese handicapped dancers Lin Fei and Zhai Xiao Wei
26 Mar 2015

Dancing duo: Chinese handicapped dancers Lin Fei and Zhai Xiao Wei

Nothing could stop Chinese handicapped dancers Lin Fei and Zhai Xiao Wei from shining on stage as a pair of alluring dancers.

Though Lin Fei does not have a left arm and Xiao Wei does not have a left leg, the pair performed a stunning modern dance item, relying on and placing complete trust in each other to execute some of the most challenging but most graceful dance moves.

Dancing duo: Chinese handicapped dancers Lin Fei and Zhai Xiao Wei
Dancing duo: Chinese handicapped dancers Lin Fei and Zhai Xiao Wei
26 Mar 2015

Dancing duo: Chinese handicapped dancers Lin Fei and Zhai Xiao Wei

When music meets wushu
When music meets wushu
26 Mar 2015

When music meets wushu

Music prodigy and SPD beneficiary Samuel Lim first showcased his musical talents on the piano at the start of the show. He then joined hands with two aspiring youths skilled in wushu by merging his rendition of smooth oriental orchestral music on the guzheng with their synchronised choreography.

When music meets wushu
When music meets wushu
26 Mar 2015

When music meets wushu

Samuel rapidly changed the mood of the performance as he strummed the strings quicker and more forcefully while MediaCorp artiste Desmond Tan appeared on stage and flaunted his nandao (Southern-style knife) skills with his exhilarating performance.

Desmond fascinated the audience as he forcefully wielded the blade and performed high jumps and spins in the air energetically.

SPD beneficiary Samuel Lim showcases his musical skills on his guzheng
SPD beneficiary Samuel Lim showcases his musical skills on his guzheng
26 Mar 2015

SPD beneficiary Samuel Lim showcases his musical skills on his guzheng

Cup dance: MediaCorp artistes challenged their coordination skills
Cup dance: MediaCorp artistes challenged their coordination skills
26 Mar 2015

Cup dance: MediaCorp artistes challenged their coordination skills

Local artistes Zoe Tay, Zheng Ge Ping, Chen Han Wei, Tay Ping Hui, Priscelia Chan, Elvin Ng, Desmond Tan, Nick Teo, Ya Hui, Kate Pang, Jeffrey Xu and Bonnie Loo challenged themselves to a unique dance item using soda cans as props.

Cup dance: MediaCorp artistes challenged their coordination skills
Cup dance: MediaCorp artistes challenged their coordination skills
26 Mar 2015

Cup dance: MediaCorp artistes challenged their coordination skills

Trio Zheng Ge Ping, Tay Ping Hui and Elvin Ng gave a quick warm-up as they tapped their coloured cups to their own beats. Then, Bonnie Loo and Tay Ping Hui sang a duet to Anna Kendrick’s memorable “Cup Song” as local artistes and primary school students tapped their cups along to the melody.

At the end of the song, Zoe Tay and Chen Han Wei had gathered the cups onto a panel that lit up in the shape of the dove. It symbolised the dreams of the SPD beneficiaries taking flight.

Cup dance: MediaCorp artistes challenged their coordination skills
Cup dance: MediaCorp artistes challenged their coordination skills
26 Mar 2015

Cup dance: MediaCorp artistes challenged their coordination skills

Overseas singers graced the show to raise funds
Overseas singers graced the show to raise funds
26 Mar 2015

Overseas singers graced the show to raise funds

Renowned singers lifted their voices in support of the charity show last night. Hong Kong ballad singer William So took time off his busy schedule and specially flew into Singapore for this performance.

The 47-year-old crooned to his ballad ‘If This is the Best Distance for Loving You’ and classic ballad ‘Men Should Not Make Women Cry’.

Hong Kong singer William So
Hong Kong singer William So
26 Mar 2015

Hong Kong singer William So

Hong Kong singer William So
Hong Kong singer William So
26 Mar 2015

Hong Kong singer William So

Overseas singers graced the show to raise funds
Overseas singers graced the show to raise funds
26 Mar 2015

Overseas singers graced the show to raise funds

Taiwanese multi-faceted celebrity Rainie Yang, who was in town to promote her latest album over the weekend, also turned up on the show to cheer on the SPD beneficiaries.

Rainie brought to the audience her encouraging song ‘Actually, We Deserve Happiness’ as well as a seven-minute medley of the popular hits of Mandopop singing divas like A-Mei, Jolin Tsai, Stefanie Sun, Tanya Chua and more.

Taiwanese singer Rainie Yang
Taiwanese singer Rainie Yang
26 Mar 2015

Taiwanese singer Rainie Yang

Overseas singers graced the show to raise funds
Overseas singers graced the show to raise funds
26 Mar 2015

Overseas singers graced the show to raise funds

Veteran Chinese-American singer Fei Xiang also made an appearance on the show last night after being away from our screens for a long time.

The 54-year-old sang to his jazzy and Broadway-themed song ‘At Every Moment’ and won the applause of the audience with his charming performance of a medley of classics by veteran singers Tracy Huang, Steven Liu and Deng Miao Hua.

Taiwanese veteran singer Fei Xiang
Taiwanese veteran singer Fei Xiang
26 Mar 2015

Taiwanese veteran singer Fei Xiang

Overseas singers graced the show to raise funds
Overseas singers graced the show to raise funds
26 Mar 2015

Overseas singers graced the show to raise funds

Taiwanese Hokkien singer Shen Wen Cheng also entertained the audience with his hit single Cold Lover and his debut song ‘Who Knows My Heart’, which is widely loved by Hokkien-music listeners.

MediaCorp artistes also shared the stories of several SPD beneficiaries on stage
MediaCorp artistes also shared the stories of several SPD beneficiaries on stage
26 Mar 2015

MediaCorp artistes also shared the stories of several SPD beneficiaries on stage

Chen Han Wei and stroke patient Vivian Huang joined their voices in a short chorus of Tian Mi Mi.

Michelle Chia and Eva Lee
Michelle Chia and Eva Lee
26 Mar 2015

Michelle Chia and Eva Lee

Priscelia Chan sang along with 29-year-old Le Jing and her mother to a Hokkien song
Priscelia Chan sang along with 29-year-old Le Jing and her mother to a Hokkien song
26 Mar 2015

Priscelia Chan sang along with 29-year-old Le Jing and her mother to a Hokkien song

Zoe Tay joined SPD beneficiary Ruo En and her mother to encourage the audience to call the hotline
Zoe Tay joined SPD beneficiary Ruo En and her mother to encourage the audience to call the hotline
26 Mar 2015

Zoe Tay joined SPD beneficiary Ruo En and her mother to encourage the audience to call the hotline

Minister of Defence Dr. Ng Eng Hen joined SPD Chairwoman Chia Yong Yong on stage
Minister of Defence Dr. Ng Eng Hen joined SPD Chairwoman Chia Yong Yong on stage
26 Mar 2015

Minister of Defence Dr. Ng Eng Hen joined SPD Chairwoman Chia Yong Yong on stage

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