REDEEMS and Sarawak Energy to promote health and wellness within the community

Run and Bicycle Race on next Sunday

Kuching, 21 March 2014:  As part of the efforts to promote community development in particular for the young people in the state, the Association of Research and Development Movement of Singai Sarawak  (REDEEMS), in collaboration with Sarawak Energy, will be organising the REDEEMS Run and Bicycle  Race on next Sunday, 30 March 2014 at Singai, Bau. The starting and finishing points shall be at REDEEMS Centre, Kampong Apar, Singai, Jalan Apar-Segong , Singai, Bau.

The event, which was initially scheduled to be held on 29 March has been rescheduled to Sunday, 30 March to enable more youth to participate.   Over 300 participants are expected to take part in the event.

REDEEMS Run and Bicycle Race will feature an Open Category( above 18 yrs ) 21 km, Women (above 18 yrs ) 8 km and Junior Category (13-18 yrs) 8 km for the Run; and Open Category ( above 18 yrs ) 45 km, Women (above 18 yrs) 20 km and Junior Category (13-18 yrs) 20 km for the Bicycle Race.

Participants of the Run and Bicycle Race will stand a chance of winning up to RM1, 000.00 in cash among other attractive prizes.

REDEEMS Run and Bicycle Race 2014 will also give an excellent opportunity for participants to enjoy the scenic beauty of Singai.

YB Datuk Peter Nansian, President of REDEEMS and who is also the State Assistant Minister of Community Development and Assistant Minister of Industrial Estate Development said: “The main objective of this event is to encourage collaboration between the community, government and private sector to promote community development as well as eco-tourism in Sarawak. It is imperative, especially for companies in Sarawak, to see this as more than just another CSR activity that they can assist financially, but an opportunity to reach out to the local community and help contribute to society.”

 “Education and Young People” is one of the key focus areas of our overall CSR strategy” says Joanne Tan, (陈楚燕) Manager Social Investment at Sarawak Energy.   “Our CSR strategy is founded on our belief that our business must have a positive impact on the communities in which we operate. Sarawak Energy is excited to be part of this programme to work with a community-based organisation (CBO)  on programmes that promote greater engagement and help build relationships within the community. As a society grows and develops, such programmes play an ever-increasing role in driving the communities toward unity and harmonious living."  

All participants are reminded to collect their BIB number and T-shirts on Friday, 28 March at 3pm from the respective office where they submitted their registration, at REDEEMS centre or Menara Sarawak Energy.  Those interested and who are yet to register themselves are to submit their entry forms latest by Tuesday 25 March.  

For further details, please contact REDEEMS : Kooper Gadong 014 8857161, George Abraham 013 8041480, Stephen Ruin 012 8540 766, Sarawak Energy : Liza Lee 019 8860 050, Patricia Nanny 019 8578 843, Irene Liew 019 8592 344.

YB Datuk Peter Nansian (seated 3rd right) with Joanne Tan, Les Ak Me, Bau district education officer (seated 3rd and 2nd left) and members of the joint organising committee after the meeting