| Wani Roslan |
BRUNEI Darussalam National Association of the Blind (BDNAB) will be organising a 2nd White Cane Charity Run 2015 on March 8 at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas .
This was disclosed during a press conference held yesterday at Anggerek Room of SEAMEO VOCTECH in Jalan Pasar Gadong.
Awang Mohd Jamary bin Danggat, the President of BDNAB and in his capacity as the chairman of White Cane Charity Run 2015, said the charity run is aimed at raising funds for the association to conduct activities related to visual impairments, as well as to purchase equipment for the office and members of the association.
“The fund that we are going to receive will be used to cover expenses for the activities carried out by the association throughout 2015 and 2016 and to pay for courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, welfare, education and sports locally and abroad that will be participated by members of the association”, said the president of BDNAB.
“Apart from that, the charity fund is also aimed at encouraging the development of positive attitude amongst youth and families to practise healthy lifestyle.”
According to him, funds raised from the previous charity run enabled the association to buy a piece of equipment known as ‘Embosser’, which is used for the convenience of those who are visually impaired, as well as several canes for the members of the association.
He also mentioned that the previous White Cane Charity Run 2014 had received positive response from the public, where 2,700 participants comprising locals, permanent residents and foreign nationals took part.
He hoped that the upcoming charity run will receive an even more encouraging response than the previous one.
There are several categories open to the public, namely 10km male open (local, permanent resident and foreign nationals); 10km female open (local, permanent resident and foreign nationals); 5km male open (local and permanent resident); 5km female open (local and permanent resident); fun run open (for the visually impaired, special needs with wheelchairs and for physically impaired, male fun run open (for the hearing impaired and intellectual impaired); female fun run open (for the hearing impaired and intellectual impaired) and fun run open for the public.
The participation fee for the following categories are: $35 for 10km; $30 for 5km; $25 for Open Fun Run and $20 for 3km for people with special needs.
Registration forms can be downloaded on www.bdnab.com and submitted to Media Room at Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium during office hour from 8am to 5pm.
Registration for White Cane Charity Run 2015 will commence from January 5 to February 5. Participants of the charity run will receive a White Cane Charity Run 2015 t-shirt, a certificate of participation and medals specially designed for the run.
For more information, contact 8659779 or visit the Larian Amal Tongkat Putih Facebook page or follow @bdnab on Instragram.