MERCY MALAYSIA ORGANISES ‘CYCLING FOR HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS FOR SYRIANS 2013’ EVENT IN PUTRAJAYA

MERCY MALAYSIA ORGANISES ‘CYCLING FOR HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS FOR SYRIANS 2013’ EVENT IN PUTRAJAYA

MERCY Malaysia, in collaboration with Harapan Baiduri Sdn Bhd and the Malaysian National Cycling Federation, is organising an event called ‘Cycling for Humanitarian Efforts for Syrians 2013’ at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya on the 1st of September 2013 (Sunday).

The 40 km Cycling for Humanitarian Efforts for Syrians 2013 event which is open to all members of the public using any kind of bicycle is organised with the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports to raise funds for the members of the Syrian refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) who are affected by violent conflicts in their homeland since 2011.

Interested participants can register online through sportsmanagement.com. The registration fee is RM35.00 per participant. Every successful registration will receive a specially designed T-shirt and a goodie-bag. RM10 from the registration fee will be directly donated to the MERCY Malaysia Syrian Humanitarian Fund. There will be family oriented activities for children and adults on the day itself.

The event is an initiative to create awareness and also to raise funds to provide medical relief and sustainable health-related development for the Syrian community who have been affected by this crisis. An estimated RM6 million is needed to help reduce the burden of Syrian refugees who are now seeking shelter and aid in Lebanon and Turkey. The help is much needed in terms of medical assistance, rebuilding hospitals and providing equipment and basic humanitarian aid for beneficiaries to continue with their daily lives.

MERCY Malaysia is also holding an exhibition on our work in the humanitarian arena, both locally and internationally. As an organization, MERCY Malaysia relies on the generosity of the general public for funding in order to provide humanitarian aid to our beneficiaries.

For more information, please visit www.mercy.org.my and seringgitsehari.org.my. You can also join the official Facebook for the event.

Concerned individuals and organisations can donate to the MERCY Malaysia Humanitarian Relief fund through the following bank accounts:

MAYBANK (account name: MERCY HUMANITARIAN FUND, account number: 5621-7950-4126, ABA Swift Code: MBBEMYKLA), or

CIMB Bank (account name: MERCY Malaysia, account number: 1424-000-6561053, ABA Swift Code: CIBBMYKL).

Donations via cheque are payable to MERCY MALAYSIA

To donate online, please visit www.mercy.org.my