Kits For Kids X Mega Minicon,
Bringing the Scale Modelling Community Together For A Worthy Cause
Kits for Kids (K4K) 2019 was held last Saturday, September 7th, 2019 by SHINE Children and Youth Services (SHINE) for the fourth time since it first started in 2014. This year, SHINE has partnered with M WORKSHOP to launch a special edition – Kits for Kids x MEGA MiniCon at Kampong Ubi Community Centre with Mr Tan Chuan-Jin as the Guest-of-Honour. Through our combined efforts we have managed to raise a total of $102,000 for SHINE. All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting SHINE initiatives which enable children and youth with situational challenges to maximise their potential.
Highlights of the event
MEGA MiniCon saw a total of 77 participants taking part in a friendly contest of People’s Choice Awards. The scale modelling gathering saw many attendees from scale modellers and the public alike. Apart from displaying their models, it was an opportunity for many to initiate exchanges with fellow modelers on tips and tricks. This activity also encouraged modelers who have, for some reasons stopped modelling to get into the hobby again. More than 300 attended the event, the youngest being only a couple of months old! Fellow young modelers took this opportunity to learn from the seniors too.
Kits for Kids Charity Sale
This year’s Kits for Kids Charity Sale saw a total of almost 1200 model kits donated from the public and sponsors. A queue of more than 100 guests started to form with the first few in line as early as 7 in the morning. Guest-of-Honour Mr Tan Chuan-Jin opened the charity sales at 11 a.m. More than 300 attendees joined us for the charity sales and with the support from fellow hobbyists we have managed to find new homes for all the kits by 2 p.m. We’re excited to see both newcomers and regulars at this k4k event. Almost all the attendees left with at least 1 kit in hand.
Special thanks to People’s Association for sponsoring the venue, K4K committee for their hard work in ensuring this event a success and our donors and sponsors, Bank of Singapore, Singapore Pools, Kingsmen and Institute of Technical Education College Central.