1,000 people showed their support for the Malaysian Red Crescent Society when they participated in its Heritage Walk 2009 despite the rain.

The early morning walk through George Town’s inner city started at Esplanade.

Participants on the 4km walk went past Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Lebuh Light, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Lebuh Armenian and Lebuh Pantai before returning to Esplanade.

MRC Penang branch chairman Datuk B. J. Yeang said the event on Oct 10 was held to raise money for the society’s activities.

“I am very happy with the response because the turnout was good although it was a wet day.

“We almost achieved our RM150,000 collection target. The money collected will be channelled to our administration fund, first aid training programme for disaster relief and running of our 12-hour ambulance ser-vice,” she said.

Participants passing by the Goddess of Mercy Temple at Jlaan Masjid Keling during their 4km walk.

Participants passing by the Goddess of Mercy Temple at Jlaan Masjid Keling during their 4km walk.