HSBC's 'Walk Run Cycle' to be held on May 22
By James Kon
HSBC(汶萊) 積期參與社會公益的財務機構之一，即將於5月22日舉辦截止以來最大型的公益活動 Walk Run Cycle 2011 來募資學費給需要特殊教育的兒童。
今年的募款將提供給 Smarter, Pusat Ehsan, 及KACA。
汶萊HSBC 營業企劃部經理 林皇德先生在昨天下午的媒體發表會和我們分享當天活動的細節。
曾經參與過多次社會關懷活動的林先生表示：「每年我們都會舉辦公益活動所以漸漸成為在汶萊眾所期待的活動。過去幾年來我們都舉辦騎自行車的部分，今年希望更多人的參與，包括了可步行、跑步或騎自行車，所以叫作Walk Run Cycle 2011」「我們有個活動的官方網站，www.walkruncycle.com，所有活動相關資訊都可以在那邊得到。」
在記者會上林先生也感謝各贊助單位提供總額價值超過$15,000 的抽獎獎品，Triple Star, SCOTT, Fitness Zone, Laneige, Red Bull, Kingston,及Revive。其他贊助商還有Interhouse Co Armtric Enterprise, Madmilk, IBIC Sdn Bhd, Sehat, Shopping.com.bn, 及媒體的贊助與支持。
他特別提到：「參加者有機會贏得Fitness Zone會員、iPhone 4, iTouch, 自行車, 相機及PS3. 沒有這些善心廠商的加入就沒辦法舉辦這個活動，所有獎品總值超過 $15,000」這個活動將在5月22日從Taman SOAS開始。
他補充，「活動申請單可以從HSBC各分行、三星企業、Fitness Zone各分行索取。也可以從官網下載。參加者會得到募款卡來作募款，其流水條碼就是抽獎的號碼。參加者也會得到由HSBC提供的周邊商品，和一個禮拜Fitness Zone試用體驗及Laneige
報名費是 $10 , 所有收入全部提供給公益單位。報名截止日期為4月30日，預期參與人數為1000人。
與會貴賓包括三星企業李明華；Fitness Zone 吳尊、FZ營業經理 Ali Sahrin bin Ahmad, Kingston Beverage 的 William Shim ; Greencity Concept 的黃展同 及 Laneige Brunei 的林宏盛
吳尊接受採訪時表示：「任何關於健康生活型態或公益 Fitness Zone都樂於參與。我們會提供一周體驗給所有參加者。這是非常值得的因為單日體驗價為每人$20，我們也會提供教練及有氧課程。」
HSBC (Brunei), one of the most social responsible financial institutions in the country, will host its biggest charity event so far this year called 'Walk Run Cycle 2011' on May 22 to raise funds for the education of children with special needs.
This year's event is to raise fund for three charitable organisations: SMARTER, Pusat Ehsan and KACA.
The details of the HSBC charity drive were revealed by Mr Lim Boon Teck, Manager Corporate Sustainability of HSBC (Brunei) in a press conference yesterday afternoon.
Mr Lim who has been actively involved in social responsibility projects said, "Every year we organise charity events that have become one of the most anticipated events in Brunei. For the past few years, we have been doing cycling and this year, we want to involve more participation from the Bruneian community so we have a mix of walk, run and cycling, called Walk Run Cycle 2011.
"We have an official website for the event which is www.walkruncycle.com, where all the information can be obtained from website."
During the press conference, Mr Lim also thanked the sponsors namely Triple Star, SCOTT, Fitness Zone, Laneige, Red Bull, Kingston, and Revive. Other sponsors included Interhouse Co Armtric Enterprise, Madmilk, IBIC Sdn Bhd, Sehat, Shopping.com.bn, exclusive media supporters Borneo Bulletin and Media Permata as well as exclusive radio station Kristal FM.
More than $15,000 worth of lucky draw prizes are up for grabs in the charity-driven event, thanks to the sponsors.
He highlighted, "Participants will have the opportunity to win lucky draw prizes that include Fitness Zone membership, iPhone 4, iTouch, bicycle, cameras, and PS3. Without the sponsors, we would not be able to host the event. Overall, all the prizes worth around $15,000."
The event will be held on May 22 and will begin at Taman SOAS.
According to Mr Lim, participants can choose from two categories - the 45km cycling or the 8km of walking, fun run and cycling. The route for both categories can be obtained from the official website.
He added that the 45km route is for cyclists only and participants have to be over the age of 16 years old. For safety reasons, cyclists are expected to be able to maintain a constant speed of 25km/hr. Participants of the 45km route are expected to start at 7am on May 22, while the 8km route is open for walking, fun run and cycling.
The event for the 8km will start at 7.30am on May 22. All the participants in the 8km walk, run and cycle must be aged at least six and children under 12 years old must be accompanied by parents or legal guardian.
Mr Lim added, "Registration forms can be obtained at all HSBC branches, Triple Star Enterprise, all Fitness Zone branches. The form can also be downloaded from the official website. The participants will be given a donation card to collect donation and a bib number that will be the lucky draw number. Participants will receive exclusive merchandise of HSBC Walk Run Cycle, a one week pass at Fitness Zone and a gift from Laneige."
The registration fee is $10 and all proceed will be given to SMARTER, Pusat Ehsan and KACA. Closing date for registration is April 30 and we are targeting about 1,000 participants.
Also present at the conference were sponsors Lee Ming Hua of Triple Star Enterprise; Wu Chun of Fitness Zone; Ali Sahrin bin Ahmad, Operation Manager of Fitness Zone; William Shim of Kingston Beverage, Wong Chin Toon of Greencity Concept and Mr Lim Hong Seng of Laneige Brunei.
Wu Chun in an interview with Bulletin said, "Any activities related to healthy lifestyle and charity, Fitness Zone would like to take part in. We are giving away one-week passes to all the participants. It's very worthwhile because a day entrance fee will cost $20 per person. We will also provide instructors for the aerobics warm-up exercise."
He also expressed "I would like to urge everyone to join the event to not only help raise money but also promote living a healthy lifestyle through exercising."
Mr Wong Chin Toon of Greencity Concept also hoped that members of the public would support the event to raise funds for the charity organisations.
He said in an interview, "We are happy to be involved again. It's part of Red Bull social responsibility. We will be hosting some games to help raise funds and we hope that the public will come out to support."