LSC giving back to society in Let’s Rebuild St Teresa Charity Run 2017
KUCHING: SMK St Teresa representatives led by principal Mary John paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Local Government Datuk Prof Dr Sim Kui Hian at his office near Wisma Bapa Malaysia here recently.
The visit, primarily to get the minister support and to brief him on the initial preparation of the ‘Let’s Rebuild St Teresa’ charity run to be held next year was joined by the school management board chairman Wong Mee King, the Parent-Teacher Association chairman Thomas William Suip and a team from LEA Sports Centre (LSC) led by its managing director Raymond Sim Hee Ping.
“Recognising the charity run as a platform to give back to the society and of great assistance towards the rebuilding the school hall block, LSC will establish official registration counters at selected LEA outlets and LEA Sports Centre outlets throughout Sarawak.
“In addition, LEA Sports Centre will also be involved in developing online registration portal so that participation in the run can be done in a click away while contributing directly to the Parent-Teacher Association,” said LEA Holdings Sdn Bhd in a press release.
At the end of the meeting, Dr Sim became the earliest and first participant to register for the upcoming run as well as contributing a generous amount of RM10, 000 towards the rebuilding effort of the school.
The ‘Let’s Rebuild St Teresa’ charity run to take place on April 8, 2017 is jointly-organised by the SMK St Teresa School Board Management, its Parent-Teacher Association with support from LSC and City Jogger’s Club.
“The main objective of the run is to raise fund to build the four-storey school hall block as well as serving as an initiative to unite students, parents, teachers and the local community while participating in a healthy and fun activity for a worth cause.
“It is hoped that with the direct involvement of LEA Sports Centre as among the first few corporations to assist the school in its fund raising effort, other corporations will also come forward and collaborate with the school to ensure the construction of the much needed four storey school block can be completed within the shortest possible time span and most importantly, the conducive educational environment of the school will be enhanced,” it added.
The charity run is divided into two categories namely the 1.5 kilometers and 5 kilometers and it is expected to attract more than 4, 000 participants.
The registration fee is RM60 and all proceeds from the run will be channelled towards the rebuilding fund.
Also present during the courtesy visit was City Jogger’s Club president Lee Kong Shin.