Wu Chun Donates $50K To Japan Quake, Tsunami Relief Fund
新聞提要：4/27下午 吳尊再次轉交善款汶幣五萬元至日本駐汶萊大使館。這項尊由3月底發起的活動，可以選擇購買$60的禮卷給朋友，在Fitness Zone健身體驗一個月。所有活動營餘全數捐出！健身房會員也可以透過直接捐款的方式，Fitness Zone會發行感謝狀。截止至今超過10國的會員&粉絲們積極響應參與！
Written by Hakim H
Thursday, 28 April 2011 07:04
Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei-born international star and owner of the leading chain of fitness centres in Brunei, Fitness Zone, Wu Chun yesterday made a donation of B$50,000 to the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Fund, at the Embassy of Japan in Kg Kiulap, yesterday.
The Japanese Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam who was on hand to receive the donation from Wu Chun expressed his thanks for all the efforts made by Wu Chun in pioneering the initiative, and for his fans and staff and members of Fitness Zone for their generosity in helping to aid the victims of the destructive earthquake and tsunami. in Japan.
"We are all touched by the kindness and commitment shown in helping our people from the Bruneians, from all levels including the Brunei, private companies and associations," said Ambassador Hirose.
In an interview with the Bulletin, Wu Chun also thanked his fans worldwide, members of Fitness Zone and his staff for their support in the charity campaign."
"The campaign, which started end of March, ran for about a month. Called the 'Gift Of Health + Gift Of Love', it allowed anyone to purchase a $60 gift voucher, which entitles them to a one-month membership at Fitness Zone," he said.
"All proceeds went to the charity campaign.
Apart from that, members were also encouraged to donate to the fund, and they were given certificates of appreciation from the management for their good deeds.
"Since it was also put up on our Fitness Zone website, I'm happy to share that fans from more than 10 countries also participated in this charity campaign by transferring money into our account."
The donation is meant to provide emergency assistance to the victims of the disaster, helping with the provision of specialised logistics to the Japanese in the delivery of amenities such as water, tents and blanket to families who need them the most.
During the interview, Wu Chun also expressed hope that this kind of initiative would encourage other people to step out and do the same.
He also revealed that more community projects are planned in the near future for Fitness Zone including visits to various charity organisations with its members and even in doing their part in going green for the environment.
Fitness Zone recently gave away free recyclable bags to its members in support of the "No Plastic Bags" Drive.
Wu Chun will tentatively be visiting Japan in July to meet his fans there. -- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin
Fitness Zone donates $50k to disaster victims
Thursday, April 28, 2011
IN THE spirit of giving, representatives from Fitness Zone made their way to the Embassy of Japan in Kiulap to present a donation worth $50,000 to the victims of the recent tsunami disaster.
The delegation from Fitness Zone was led by its owner Wu Chun and accompanying him were head of the various departments of the health club.,
They met with Japanese Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Noriki Hirose who accepted the generous donation on behalf of the embassy.
This was the second visit by the superstar and his team to the embassy to present donation to the tsunami victims.
"I am very happy with the response by the members of the gym and would like to thank them for their continuous support towards this donation drive. Also to my fans from overseas," said Wu.
He added that he had received a huge response on his website from fans overseas who were willing to donate to the cause organised by him and team at Fitness Zone.
Wu mentioned that he was initially scheduled to fly to Japan on April 2, 2011 to meet his fans but the event was postponed.
However, the superstar said: "I will be going there some time in July."
Meanwhile, the Japanese Ambassador expressed his gratitude towards Fitness Zone for its charity effort and the Brunei public for their generosity.
"There are a lot of generous people and associations here and we appreciate them very much. Bruneians are very generous," added Hirose.
"The most essential part of the initiative is that we need moral support. Not only the large amount of money but also how many times they expressed their concerns and sympathies. Moral support is an essential part of the reconstruction process of the affected areas. We can still see the affected areas in Japan still devastated by the tsunami. It requires not days or months but years of hardwork to rebuild the cities, houses and even the areas," stated Hirose. The Brunei Times
Fitness Zone owner Wu Chun (L) presenting a mock cheque worth $50,000 in aid of the tsunami victims to the Japanese Ambassador Noriki Hirose at the Embassy of Japan in Kiulap yesterday. Picture: BT/Zatty Joanda
自日本發生地震後，歌手吳尊在汶萊發起籌款活動，經過一個月的努力，他的FZ Family（健身房Fitness Zone）的會員和他的粉絲，合共五萬元汶萊幣（三十萬港元）的捐款捐予日本駐汶萊領事館作賑災用途，吳尊除了以繼續吃日本菜支持日本外，七月份更會到東京舉行歌迷見面會。吳尊說：「其實見面會本是在四月舉行的，但因為發生地震的關係延至七月，我知道很多人仍然怕去日本，擔心日本的輻射和食物，但對於我來說，那裡有一班支持我很久的歌迷，日本正面對著這個艱難時期，我希望可以親自去日本鼓勵和支持我的歌迷，給他們正能量。我很多謝媽媽，她很喜歡做善事，我自小受感染，樂於參與各種公益活動，希望這一分力可改變更多人的命運．幫助到別人時自己也會很快樂。」