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Isnin, 9 Mei 2011

BDRCS holds Humanitarian Charity Walk to raise funds

By Rokiah Mahmud

Guest of honour Datin Hjh Adina (L) participates in the charity walk.

During the warm-up session.

Participants at the event. - PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR

Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) organised a Humanitarian Charity Walk at the Hassanal Bolkiah Sports Complex yesterday morning. The charity walk was held in conjunction with the World Red Crescent Day, which is celebrated every May 8.

The guest of honour was Datin Hjh Adina binti Hj Othman, Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.

The charity walk was aimed at raising funds for BDRCS and also to expose the organisation to members of the public that the society has done some humanitarian work and provided aid for the needy people aside from first aid and medical treatments.

The walk began with a warm-up session followed by the guest of honour officiating the humanitarian walk. Male participants covered four kilometres while female participants covered three kilometres.

Over 100 participants joined the walk including youth association and non-government organisations as well as members of BDRCS from the four districts.

BDRCS is the 170th member of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Society.

Aside from raising funds, BDRCS also gave an opportunity to its members to enhance a spirit of unity and solidarity and the ability to work in a team and to learn related issues on fund-raising.

Proceeds from the charity walk will also go to Brunei-Muara Orphan Fund, centre for children with special needs (KACA) and Brunei Darussalam National Association of the Blind (BDNAB).

BDRCS is also organising the Humanitarian Charity Expo and Carnival, which commenced on May 2.

-Borneo Bulletin Online, Monday 9 May 2011.

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