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Kidz Horizon Appeal “crime” syndicate gathered for a good cause

The only thing they were found guilty of was raising funds for those with chronic illnesses.

Armed with pistols and dressed in dark suits and fedoras, the feared Cosa Nostra (Sicilian Mafia) looked ready to go to the mattresses. It was for a good cause that the syndicate descended on the The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, where the Kidz Horizon Appeal staged its annual fundraiser in aid of the KKH Health Endowment Fund. Attended by more than 200 including guest-of-honour Education Minister Ng Chee Meng, the event kicked off with speeches by Kidz Horizon Appeal founder Caroline Low-Heah and gala organising committee chairperson Cheryl Lee, who both shared how the funds would go toward helping needy children and women with chronic illnesses. Specially constructed jail cells and a bank vault, as well as an original vintage Mercedes-Benz from the 1930s provided ample opportunities for Instagram-worthy photos. Through table sales, an auction and raffle draw, more than $1 million was raised.