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.