Penang MRC to hold fundraising walk


THE Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) Penang Branch will be organising a heritage walk on Oct 11 to raise funds.

MRC Heritage Walk 2009 event organising chairman Loh Nam Hooi said the walk will encompass the heritage precinct of inner George Town.

“This is all the more meaningful as this year marks the first anniversary of George Town being listed as a Unesco world heritage site. We will start our walk from Esplanade at 8am.

“Participants of the walk will be able to take in the sights and sounds of the heritage areas and at the same time help raise funds for MRC Penang Branch’s many humanitarian projects,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Apart from the walk, a lucky draw will also be held. Participants stand to win numerous prizes including a motorcycle courtesy of Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd.

Naza Talyya Hotels has also sponsored RM6,000 worth of T-shirts for the event.

Loh said participants are required to fill up the registration forms and pay a fee of RM30 by Oct 2.

Those who donate a minimum of RM300 will be entitled to take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

They will also join Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai for the VIP walk.

Co-sponsor and media partner for the event is Kwong Wah Yit Poh.

Registration forms can be obtained at MRC Penang Branch in 26, Jalan Grove, Kwong Wah Yit Poh office in Lebuh Presgrave, MRC Seberang Prai North Chapter in Jalan St Mark, Butterworth or Butterworth Kwong Wah Jit Poh office in Jalan Kampung Benggali.

For details, call 04-8275678, 04-2612312, 04-3233323 and 04-3331475.

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