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    Late prince’s favourite charities receive funding

    Izah Azahari

    Proceeds from the screenings of the documentary, Prince Azim: Son of the Arts, which premiered on July 2021 were handed over to four charities at Istana Nurul Izzah in Jerudong yesterday.

    His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen, Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah graced the presentation ceremony.

    Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Bahar and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Suami Abdullah Nabil Mahmoud Al-Hashimi were also in attendance.

    His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen presented BND25,000 mock cheques to Chairman of the Children’s Cancer Foundation (YASKA) Haji Mohd Suffian bin Haji Zainal and Executive Trustee of Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam Pengiran Datin Hajah Noraini binti Pengiran Dipa Negara Laila Diraja Pengiran Haji Abdul Momin.

    Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah presented a BND25,000 mock cheque to President of Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei Pengiran Zamri bin Pengiran Haji Bujang, while Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah handed over a BND25,000 mock cheque to Chairman of the Centre for Children with Special Needs (KACA) Dato Paduka Haji Zainal bin Haji Momin.

    Earlier, Progresif Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Hajah Nurul Haniah binti Haji Jaafar handed the mock cheques to Their Royal Highnesses before being given to the four charities that Al-Marhum His Royal Highness Prince Haji ‘Abdul ‘Azim had cherished and supported before his passing.

    The funds were raised from the documentary’s premiere at Empire Cinema on July 29, 2021; screenings at Times Cineplex cinemas on July 31 and August 1, 2021; and Jerudong International School’s (JIS) Arts Centre on August 7 and 8, 2021.

    More screenings had been lined up last year but were postponed due to the resurgence of COVID-19.

    The re-scheduled screenings at JIS Art Centre will be announced soon.

    The film premiere was supported by Progresif as the marketing and event partner; Times Cineplex and JIS Arts Centre as the venue partners; and D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd and Aewon Brunei as the sponsors-in-kind.

    ABOVE & BELOW: His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen presents mock cheques to the Children’s Cancer Foundation and Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam. PHOTOS: IZAH AZAHARI

    ABOVE & BELOW: Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah presents a mock cheque to the Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources Brunei; and Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah hands over a mock cheque to the Centre for Children with Special Needs

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