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MRC Penang Heritage Walk 2012

Friday, August 24th, 2012

MORE than 60 exciting prizes await lucky draw winners of the Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) Heritage Walk 2012 on Sept 23.

The prizes include a Honda motorcycle, China Airlines air ticket, hotel stay vouchers and lots more, event organising chairman Loh Nam Hooi said.

He said the organising committee was still sourcing for more attractive prizes including an IPad. “We hope more corporations and well-wishers can come forward to sponsor the prizes for a good cause.

“Those giving RM300 and above will be invited to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the start of the walk. Donors are also invited to join the VIP walk,” he said at a press conference recently.

Participants will be given a Heritage Walk T-shirt which they must wear to qualify for the lucky draw.

The 5km walk will cover heritage sites such as the Yeah Kongsi, Dr Sun Yat Sen Penang Base, the Penang Islamic Museum and the Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh. The route also covers the ‘Street of Harmony’ where St George’s Church, Kuan Im Teng Temple, Sri Mahamariamman Temple and Masjid Kapitan Keling are located.

Loh said the society hoped to raise RM200,000 from the event to fund the Penang branch’s humanitarian projects, conduct first aid training and pre-hospital care and disaster relief management programmes.

“This is the fourth year we are organising this walk and we are inviting heritage and sports enthusiasts, families and employee groups from various corporations to come and join in the fun,” he said.

State Local Government and Traffic Management Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow, who was the first participant to sign up for the event, said the public should show their support for the walk while appreciating the uniqueness of George Town’s living heritage and buildings.

“It’s a short walk, not a race, so come and enjoy the beauty of the heritage enclave on a leisurely Sunday — the experience is very different from when you pass through the city on weekdays,” he said.

Jointly organised by the MRC Penang Branch and Kwong Wah Yit Poh, the walk will be flagged-off in front of the Town Hall at the Esplanade at 8am.

Registration forms are available at the MRC Penang Branch at 26, Grove Road, and at the MRC Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) Chapter at 2, Jalan St Mark, Butterworth.

The forms and a RM30 registration fee must submitted to the above venues by Sept 21. Details, call MRC Penang at 04-8275678 or MRC Seberang Prai Utara at 04-3233323.

Basic First Aid for Public on Oct.15-16, 2011

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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MRC Penang Charity Food Fair 2011

Friday, April 8th, 2011

THE Penang branch of the Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) is holding a charity food fair on May 15 in Prai in a bid to raise RM120,000 to fund its 12-hour ambulance service in Permatang Tinggi.  The fair will be held from 10am to 2pm at the Chai Leng Park multipurpose hall.

State executive councillor Law Choo Kiang said the ambulance service had benefitted residents in central and south Seberang Prai. “The volunteers respond to calls from the police and hospitals to assist during emergencies including road accident victims,” he told a press conference on Sunday.  He added that part of the funds would be used for the training of members in first aid, pre-hospital care and rescue work.

Event organising committee chairman Datuk Lee Hean Guan said visitors to the fair can expect home-cooked food prepared by MRC members and their families. “Among others, food items donated by well-wishers and corporate bodies will also be on sale,” he said. He added the committee would implement the state government’s ‘No Plastic Bag Campaign’ at the event. “We appeal to those coming to the fair to bring their own bags and containers,” he said.

Coupons for the fair are being sold at the MRC chapters on Penang island and mainland at RM20 per booklet.  For details, call the Penang branch at 04-8275678.

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World Red Cross & Red Crescent Day 2010

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

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“Our world. Your move.” Campaign
in conjunction with World Red Cross & Red Crescent Day

Date: May 8 & 9, 2010 (Sat & Sunday)
Time: 10am to 10pm
Venue: Queensbay mall, Penang

Activities:
FREE Health check, Humanitarian Exhibitions, Poster designs, Children coloring contests & First Aid simulation etc

The ‘Our world. Your move.’ campaign will be celebrating the enduring importance of Henry Dunant’s humanitarian gesture. In 2010, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is commemorating the 151 years anniversary of the battle of Solferino. we are also marking the 91st anniversary of the founding of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the 61st anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, which give protection to the most vulnerable people in times of war.

For details, kindly contact the Malaysian Red Crescent Penang Branch office at 604-8275678, 8286778 or visit www.ourworld-yourmove.org

Thank you!

MRC Penang Charity Food Fair 2010

Friday, April 16th, 2010

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