Monday, September 26

School charity run hopes to raise over RM150,000

Photo shows the old wire fencing that needs to be replaced.

Photo shows the old wire fencing that needs to be replaced.

MIRI: SMK Riam will hold a ‘Fitness, Fun & Friendship’ (3F) charity run on April 30 to try to raise more than RM150,000.

The parent-teacher association (PTA) hopes to receive over 1,200 entries in order to upgrade the physical infrastructure and facilities of the school.

To start from the school at 6am, the run is divided into categories for runners aged 16 and above – Men’s Open 10km, Women’s Open 10km, Men’s

Open 5km, and Women’s Open 5km; ages 13 to 15 – Male Students and Female Students; as well as a Fun Run.

The early bird entry fee until Jan 28 is RM50 each, after which it will be RM60.

Forms are available from the SMK Riam school office or Youth and Sports Ministry counter at the Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) and the closing date is April 2.

Meanwhile, headmistress Normah Abdul Latiff said funds raised would be used to build a concrete fence to replace the old and damaged wire fence, which is as an escape route for truants and thieves.

Funds would also go towards upgrading the locker room, building a foyer, and purchasing LCD projectors for classrooms as well as water dispensers.

For details or to make a contribution contact Tim Kee Ming (019-4681618), Goh Ying Fong (016-8781312), or Mohd Zulkhairi (016-8738933).