Nurhamiza Hj Roslan
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Monday, May 9, 2011
MORE than 200 people took part in the Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) humanitarian charity walk yesterday to mark the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2011.
Themed "The Chain of Humanity", the charity walk was aimed to raise funds for the BDRCS and other non-government organisations, as well as make known to the public that the association always care about the community and always prepare to serve them.
Present as the guest of honour at the event was, the deputy minister of culture, youth and sports, Datin Hjh Adina Othman.
In her welcoming remarks, BDRCS President Datin Hjh Siti Hajar Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yusof said that through the humanitarian charity walk the BDRCS would be able to raise money which were needed to continue carrying out charity and community work.
She added that the event was to give members of the BDRCS the opportunity to improve teamwork and cooperation among themselves as well as learn about issues related to "fund-raising".
Datin Hjh Siti Hajar pointed out that it was the main responsibility of the BDRCS to upgrade the skills of its members in the field of disaster preparedness and management, first aid as well as charity and community works.
She said that part of the proceeds from the charity event will be donated to the Brunei Muara Orphans Fund, the Centre for Children with Special Needs (Kaca) and the Brunei Darussalam National Association of the Blind (BDNAB).
The event started with a warm-up exercise and aerobic session.
The charity walk was divided into two groups men and women. The men's group walked a distance of 4km , while the women walked a distance of 3km which started and ended at the Pedestrian Mall at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas.The Brunei Times
-Brunei Times Online, May 09, 2011.