SANTANA Bikers Club Malaysia (SBCM) are embarking on their first and longest charity motorcycle convoy from Malaysia through four countries to raise awareness and funds for National Cancer Society Malaysia in conjunction with Guru Nanak’s 550th birthday celebration.
The 46-member club established in 1979 has been actively organising several charitable programmes for underprivileged communities all over Malaysia.
SBCM had recently visited the National Cancer Society Children’s home in Jalan Raja Muda as a part of their community awareness involvement and were deeply touched by their condition.
According to Santana Bikers Club president Jaspal Singh, 52, “There are children as young as a year old who have been inflicted with cancer but are unable to undergo proper medical treatments because their parents lacked funds.
“Their families are affected psychologically and burdened with financial commitments. Hopefully this initiative will be able to raise sufficient funds for the families to get treatment for their children.
“We believe and follow our founder’s teachings which is based on our Sikh scriptures and the concept of “sarbat da bhala” which means blessings for everyone regardless of religion, race and culture, ” added Jaspal.
The motorbike convoy will consist of 17 riders who will be journeying across Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, India and Pakistan for almost 40 days and 16,000km.
Club founders Baldev Singh and Avtar Singh, both 58, said they were “truly proud and believe the club is still in existence through the enthusiasm and passion that the younger generation shows towards humanitarian work.”
The bikers will distribute pamphlets and leaflets regarding their cause to passers-by they meet along their journey.
Interested contributors can send donations to the website link provided in the handouts.
They will be leaving on Sept 25 at 6am from the 118-year-old Gurdwara Sahib Polis in Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur.