Some 1,000 participants flocked to the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium to take part in BIBD’s Charity Expedition for Japan.
Present as the guest of honour to flag off the event was Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Yahya bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar Minister of Industry and Primary Resources Cum Chairman of Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam.
Also present was the Deputy Minister of Finance cum Deputy Chairman of BIBD Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Awang Hj Bahrin bin Abdullah, Managing Director of BIBD Yang Mulia Awang Javed Ahmad as well as the senior management, officers and staff of BIBD.
The charity expedition organised by Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) through its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives is aimed at raising funds to help the tsunami and earthquake victims in Japan.
The event comprised of four events; a Charity Cycle, a Charity Run, a “Jalan-Jalan Saja” event and Charity Bazaar. About 200 participants took part in the 58 km Charity Cycle and more than 800 participants took part in the 11.4 km Charity Run and Walk. All expeditions started from and ended at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.
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