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Annual BBGV fun run to raise funds for charity

The British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV) is busily preparing for its Annual Charity Fun Run this Sunday, October! , in HCMC from 6:45 a.m.
At a news briefing the group's chairman, Ian Lydall, announced that more than 3,000 participants will run, walk or stroll along the four kilometers course through the streets of HCMC.
This will be the seventh time that the BBGV have arranged the event, which this year will also be raising money for Thien Phuoc Foster Home for poor kids in Quang Nam Province, in addition to many other charities from in and around HCMC. The organizers expect to raise at least US$23,000 this year, partially from entrance fee donations of VND50,000 from each adult and VND25,000 from each child (aged 6 to 12) participant. However, the participation cost also includes free refreshments afterwards.
Furthermore, since all cash donations will be generously matched in kind by the event's sponsors, the BBGV are hoping entrants will feel able to make additional contributions. The Diamond corporate sponsors are HSBC and Prudential, the Gold sponsors BP and Customer Insights, and the Silver sponsors Clarks, British International School, Caravelle Hotel, Coca Cola, Long Hai Security, New Zealand Natural, Sofitel Plaza Saigon, The Landmark, amongst many others.
The fastest man and woman will also be lucky enough to win a 6-month gym membership at the exclusive The Landmark, with Nike shoe vouchers going to the runners-up and the fastest boy and girl. Assorted other random prizes include a two-night stay in a deluxe room at the Hoi An Pacific Hotel, an International SOS medical kit, and Nike shoe vouchers.
For entertainment and encouragement, The Sapphire Band and the Saigon Saigon Bears have also kindly agreed to perform for runners at the event that will start in front of the Zoo and Botanical Garden.
Last year, the organizers managed to raise a magnificent US$23,000 that was distributed amongst the An Giang University's library, medical assistance for Christina Noble Foundation, scholarships for poor high school and tertiary students, contributions towards Operation Smile and others. Pre-registration is required to get an official race number and T-shirt which can be done direct at BBGV Secretariat at 25 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, HCMC. Tel (08) 829 8430 or by e-mail: [email protected]. For more information, call the BBGV at (08) 829 8430 or , e-mail: [email protected]. Website: www.bbgv.org.

                                                                                                                                  Mong Binh-The Sai Gon Times Daily

Fun run to support the disadvantaged

HCM CITY — The British Business Group Viet Nam (BBGV) in HCM City will hold a charity walk in the city October 1 to benefit charities for disadvantaged people in Viet Nam.
 Fun Run for Charity 2006 is sponsored mainly by the life insurance company Prudential Viet Nam and the Hong ong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC).
The event is also supported by Viet Nam News, the event's main media sponsor, as well as local and foreign organizations and companies.
BBGV is encouraging any foreign and local organizations, companies and individuals to participate, and it should be noted that the "run" is also intended for all those who simply wish to walk.
"Through the charity walk, we hope to encourage people to give more attention and support to disadvantaged people and children," said as, head of the BBGVs Charity Funds.
He also said organizers hope to attract 4,000 people join the walk. The required donation to the fund is VND50,000 (US$3.10) for adults..
 Last y ear's walk collected US$23,000, which was sent to charity organizations, open houses and universities in HCM City and An Giang Province. The Christina Noble Foundation, the Operation Smile in Viet Nam and the An Giang University all benefited from last year's event.
Vo Volunteers are encouraged to contact the organizers at BBGV Office, 25 Le Duan Street, District 1 or by the telephone number 829 8430. The fee for children from 6 to 12 years is only VND25,000. Children under 5 years old will be encouraged to participate for free. — VNS.

                                                                                                                                                          VietNam News

BBGV raises US$25,000 from annual fun run

Locals and expatriates walked and ran at a charity run organized by the British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV) on Le Duan Boulevard in downtown HCMC yesterday. The group's chairman Ian Lydall told the Daily that the seventh fundraiser attracted 3,500 participants of all ages and raised some US$25,000 for charities in and outside the city.
The organizers presented prizes to the First Male Winner Stephen Hinwood, the First Female Winner Shelley Klows, the First Teenager Winner Elliot Hoare, the First Girl Winner Emma Minge and the First Boy Winner Le Thanh Cong.
Last year, BBGV collected US$23,000 for CDs and books for An Giang University's library, medical assistance for Christina Noble Foundation, scholarships for high school and tertiary students from poor students and Operation Smile.

(Photo: Mong Binh) – Sai Gon Times Daily
Who's the hare?

More than 4,000 people in HCM city took part in this year annual Fun Run sponsored by the British Business Group. The US$25,000 raised during the run last Sunday will go to charity group, including the Education Encouragement Organisation and Sai Gon Children's Charity,-VNA/VNS Photo

                                                                                                                                                            VietNam News

Fun Running for Charity in HCM City

The British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV) expects to raise more than US$23,000 through its Fun Run for Charity 2006 in Ho Chi Minh City on October 1.

The annual event has been held since 2000. All proceeds from the run go towards helping schools, poor patients in need of medical care and disadvantaged children in Viet Nam.

BBGV executive manager Jakki Lydall told a Thursday press briefing that last year’s run collected US$23,000 and that she hopes for even better results for this year.

BBGV chairman Ian Lydall speaks to reports about the Fun Run (Photo: Tuong Thuy)

 BBGV estimates that 3,500-4,000 people, both Vietnamese and foreigners, will join the charitable event.

 Last year, British Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Deborah Clarke joined the four-kilometer run. Unfortunately she is away this year on business trip so will not be able  to join the run."

 In 2004, her predecessor Adrian Stephens also ran and it has since been the tradition.

 The first year saw 1,000 runners and US$10,000 while last year 3,500 runners and US$23,000.

The Fun Run is indeed fun every year as many kids join their parents for the pleasant outing. Running is by no means required and many people walk or jog and children are often seen, passing by parents pushing baby carriages.

 There will also be musical performances and actors dressed as favorite characters from children’s TV shows and movies will be in attendance to entertain the kids.

 While BBGV has organized the run, Prudential Vietnam will provide 500 staff members to join the event.

The event’s diamonds sponsors are HSBC and Prudential Vietnam while Customer Insights, BP, Clarks are the gold sponsors; the silver sponsors are the British International School, CBRE, Decathlon, Freshfields, and Zuellig Pharma.

A father and son at last year’s run (Photo: Tuong Thuy)

The Fun Run will kick off at 6:45 a.m. at Saigon Zoo on October 1. The runners will take Le Duan, Dong Khoi and Ton Duc Thang streets to complete the circle returning to the zoo.

The more runners, the bigger funding raised for charity as the joining fee is VND50,000 per runner. Participation is half price for a child six to 12 years of age free for five years and under. Registration is conducted at BBGV Office, 25 Le Duan Street, District 1, tel (08) 829 8430, or online.

You can also arrive at the zoo around 6 a.m. to register in time to run with the others.

The fastest male and female runners will both win prizes. There will also be prizes for the winner and runner-up in the 12-18 age group as well as the winners of the under 12 category. But everyone has a chance to take home something as several random lucky surprises will be distributed during the event.

                                                                                                           Reported by Tuong Thuy-Sai Gon GP Daily

Hội Doanh nghiệp Anh gây quỹ từ thiện cho VN

Ngày 1/10/2006, Hội doanh nghiệp Anh tại VN (BBGV) vừa tổ chức cuộc chạy bộ tại TPHCM nhằm gây quỹ từ thiện để giúp đỡ những hoàn cảnh kém may mắn tại VN.

Cuộc chạy bộ thu hút khoảng 4.000 người tham dự. Mổi người tham gia chương trình này sẽ đóng góp 50.000 đồng (người lớn) và 25.000 đồng (Trẻ em). Nhiều doanh nghiệp Anh đang làm ăn tại VN đã tham gia tài trợ cho chương trình này; trong đó có công ty Prudential và HSBC đã tài trợ lớn trong suốt nhiều năm qua.

Được biết, năm nay là lần thứ 7, BBGV tổ chức cuộc chạy bộ này. Năm 2005, ban tổ chức đã thu được 23.000USD và đã giúp đở tài liệu thư viện cho trường Đại học An Giang, quỹ khuyến học cho học sinh nghèo, chương trình sức khoẻ cộng đồng và quỹ Operation Smile phẩu thuật di tật hàm ếch.

                                                                                                           TM-VietNam Economic New


Chạy bộ từ thiện – Fun run for charity 2006

6h sáng 1-10-2006 tại Thảo Cầm Viên (số 2 Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm, Q.1) sẽ diễn ra lễ xuất phát cuộc chạy từ thiện hằng năm do Hiệp hội doanh nghiệp Anh tổ chứcnằhm gây quỹ ủng hộcác hoạt động nhân đạo từ thiện đối với trẻ em nghèo, người khuyết tật Việt Nam… Cuộc chạy kéo dài 4km, bắt đầu từ lúc 6h45 sẽ kết thúc với  nhiều giải thưởng thú vị dành cho những vận động viên xuất sắc. Có nhiều doanh nghiệp tài trợ cho chương trình này, trong đó có Prudential và HSBC là hai nhà tài trợ chính. Cuộc chạy năm ngoái đã gây được số quỹ 23.000USD với lượng người tham gia lên tới 3.500  người. Xin mời mọi người tham gia cuộc chạy đầy tính nhân bản này, đăng kí tại 25 Lê Duẩn, Q1, lệ phí 50.000 đồng/người lớn, 25.000 đồng trẻ em từ 6 đến 12 tuổi, miễn phí đối với trẻ dưới 5 tuổi.

                                                                                                           P.V -Báo Công An


Ÿ Ngày 21/9, BTC cuộc chạy từ thiện hàng năm của Hiệp hội doanh nghiệp Anh(BBGV) họp báo cho biết: cuộc chay năm nay sẽ được tổ chức vào 6g ngày 1/10, xuất phát tại Thảo Cầm Viên (2 Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm, Q.1). Cuộc chay dài 4km, nhằm gây quỹ 23.000 USD cho một số trung tâm bảo trợ trẻ khuyết tật và tài trợ nón bảo hiểm cho trẻ em. Những người muốn tham dự cuộc chay năm nay có thể đăng ký tại 25 Lê Duẩn, Q.1, lệ phí 25.000đ – 50.000đ(trẻ em, người lớn).

                                                                                                           Ngô Bá- Báo Phụ nữ

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