REPRESENTATIVES from Standard Chartered Bank Brunei arrived in Malaysia on Thursday for the Ride for Sight, the three-day bike challenge that seeks to raise a total of USD200,000 for Seeing is Believing, Standard Chartered Bank’s flagship global initiative to tackle avoidable blindness and visual impairment, a press release stated.
The five representatives – Pengiran Aki Ismasufian bin Pengiran Haji Ibrahim, Head of Corporate Strategic Initiatives; Edmund Teo, Senior Relationship Manager of Corporate Institutional Banking; Md Hamdillah bin Awg Husin, Operations; Melvin Tew Chen Hong, Relationship Support Officer for SME Banking and Junaidi Bahrum, Senior Priority Banking Relationship Manager – have pledged to raise US12,500 contributing to the ride’s overall target. They will be among 42 other riders comprising Standard Chartered staff from different markets.
Pg Aki Ismasufian bin Pg Hj Ibrahim, Head of Corporate Strategic Initiatives said: “I’m proud to be a member of Standard Chartered Brunei’s inaugural endeavour into ‘Ride for Sight’. Standard Chartered has a strong focus on sustainability and giving back to the communities and this Ride for Sight is a great example of how we can reach out to help those in need while also promoting a healthy balanced lifestyle. On behalf of all our riders, I would like to thank all our donors for their generous support and the positive impact that they’ve made in the community through Seeing is Believing.”
Last week, the team auctioned the ‘Bike for Sight’ jersey for the public to raise more funds for Seeing is Believing. Hj Ariffin bin Hj Ajamain managed to place the winning bid and took home the exclusive jersey.
The public can also show their support for the five Bruneians in their fund-raising efforts by making a donation via the riders’ respective Seeing is Believing web page where all the funds raised by the riders will also be matched by Standard Chartered Bank: http://seeingisbelieving.org/fundraising/brunei-team-ride-sight-kuantan-singapore.