Charity Gala Premiere To Benefit Children’s Cancer Foundation


Singapore, 30 October 2001 – StarHub, Singapore’s innovative info-communications provider, and many of its corporate customers will be celebrating with the stars tomorrow at the Charity Gala Premiere of the highly-anticipated locally-produced film ‘One Leg Kicking’.


‘One Leg Kicking’ is about how a group of underdogs form an amateur football team to play in the local league, and how they beat the odds to win a trip to the 2002 World Cup in Japan and Korea. ‘One Leg Kicking’, directed by KhooKoh, is a Zhao Wei Film, Singapore Film Commission and MediaCorp Studios Raintree Pictures production starring Gurmit Singh, Mark Lee, Sharon Au and Moe Alkaff, among other star-studded casts. The movie is set to open throughout Singapore on 14 November 2001. ‘One Leg Kicking’ marks the second collaboration between Zhao Wei Films and Raintree Pictures, the first movie being the smash hit 1999 comedy, ‘Liang Po Po – The Movie’.


"We’re excited to present ‘One Leg Kicking’ as the major film to be launched in Singapore this year, said Mr Terry Clontz, President and CEO of StarHub. "The story reminds me of how StarHub has met and overcome a number of challenges since our launch last year. Like the ‘One Leg Kicking’ football team called the Durians, StarHub consistently rises to the challenges in order to bring more value to Singaporeans and to win in the marketplace."


The Charity Gala Premiere will help raise charitable proceeds for the Children’s Cancer Foundation. StarHub will donate S$1,000 for every goal scored at a charity kick-off session set on a simulated soccer pitch. StarHub will also donate an additional S$5,000 to the Foundation whose aim is to improve the quality of life of cancer-stricken children and their families by enhancing their emotional, social and medical well-being. Donation boxes will also be placed for any guests who wish to donate directly to the Foundation.


"We hope to raise awareness of the Children’s Cancer Foundation, which has been doing commendable work for many affected children and their families. We encourage everyone to make a contribution to the Charity so that we can make the lives of these children more fulfilling," commented Mr Clontz.


In attendance at the Charity Gala Premiere will be StarHub’s Guest of Honour, Mrs Mah Bow Tan. Other VIPs include Mr Tan Guong Ching, Chairman of StarHub; Mr Niam Chiang Meng, Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Information and The Arts; Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large and Ms Jennie Chua, Chairman of Singapore Film Commission.


StarHub is proud to support and present a locally produced film that reflects the themes of loyalty, trust and teamwork, in a story about how anyone can achieve one’s goals in life. StarHub expects the film will be an inspiration to many people working and living in Singapore.


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