Charity launches fundraiser for widow of delivery man killed in motorbike accident

SINGAPORE – A fundraising campaign was launched in favor of the widow of 24-year-old delivery man Jason Tan on Tuesday April 12, two days after his death.

Mr Tan was killed in an accident on Gambas Avenue, Sembawang, while fulfilling orders on Sunday morning, the Straits Times reported on Monday.

The father-to-be was hoping to win an incentive offered to runners and only needed to complete 13 more orders to get it.

The fundraising campaign was launched by charity platform Ray of Hope and had received around $7,000 from around 150 donors as of 10 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the campaign page, she hopes to raise $200,000 to support Mr Tan’s wife, who is three months pregnant.

Members of Ray of Hope had spoken to Mr Tan’s brother, Mr Jeremy Tan, who said that while there would be an insurance payment, the family were unsure of the amount.

Mr Jason Tan and his wife, a 24-year-old who works in administration, had known each other since they were classmates at Fuchun Primary School and had been together for about six years, Mr Jeremy had said Tan at ST.

The couple tied the knot on March 5 in a wedding attended by around 100 people at HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok.

They had planned to go on a cruise with Mr. Tan’s parents in June, a trip that was to be their honeymoon.

Police are investigating the crash and a 36-year-old van driver has been arrested for reckless driving causing death.

Earnest L. Veasey