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THE BURSA BULL CHARGE RAISES RM1.8 MILLION FOR CHARITY

09 Oct 2015

Over 1,800 participants charged through the streets of Kuala Lumpur to #run4others

The Bursa Bull Charge 2015 organised for the second time by Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia” or “The Exchange”) today distributed to beneficiaries a total of RM 1.8 million for charity, exceeding its initial target of RM 1.5 million and surpassing the RM 1.37 million raised at last year’s inaugural Bursa Bull Charge.

YB Datuk Chua Tee Yong, Deputy Minister of Finance, and Tan Sri Amirsham A Aziz, Chairman of Bursa Malaysia, graced the cheque presentation ceremony held at Bursa Malaysia, which was attended by a large crowd of Bursa Bull Charge beneficiaries, sponsors, partners and participants.

All of the RM 1.8 million total funds raised will be fully distributed to the beneficiaries of the Bursa Bull Charge 2015. The 10 main beneficiaries will receive RM 1.18 million and the recipients are Koperasi Ibu Tunggal Pantai Halt Kuala Lumpur Berhad, Persatuan Kebajikan An-Najjah Malaysia, My Performing Arts Agency, Kelab Belia Kalsom, Persatuan Rumah Amal Sabah (Sabah Cheshire Home), Persatuan Warga Kerja Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Negeri Perak, Pusat Inkubator Jahitan Orang Asli Gerik, Centre for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), Persatuan C.H.I.L.D. Sabah and Pertubuhan OKU Negeri Perlis.  A further 18 philanthropies will receive the remaining RM 0.62 million. 

Dato’ Tajuddin, Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia, said, “Our collective contributions and efforts towards making the Bursa Bull Charge a success, helps to bring benefits to those in our community who need it most.  Funds raised will go to beneficiaries from across the country, whose special form of entrepreneurship brings about a positive impact and empowers others to be more productive members of society.  Of the 10 key beneficiaries, six are new and four are returning, and in the future the Bursa Bull Charge will continue to explore new and inclusive channels by which to further assist the community.         

“Once again, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to making the Bursa Bull Charge a success.  We are all very grateful for the support and investment in the future and sustainability of the communities that we are championing.  I would also like to take this opportunity to officially announce that the next Bursa Bull Charge and all those that follow will be held on the third week of August,” continued Dato’ Tajuddin.

The Bursa Bull Charge - ‘The Day the Capital Market Runs for Others’ – is an inclusive run which was held this year on 20 August 2015 and drew more than 1,800 runners from 179 organisations, comprising Public Listed Companies, Investment Banks, Brokers, SMEs, Ministries and Regulators, who ran alongside celebrities, young executives, students and members of the Media. 

Bursa Malaysia and the sponsor partners covered all costs incurred in organising the run. Bursa Bull Charge 2015 sponsors included Gaur sponsor, Maybank Investment Bank, Buffalo sponsors Feruni Ceramiche Sdn Bhd and Bank Rakyat, and Ongole sponsors including IJM Corporation Berhad, Pestech International Berhad, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Bank Pertanian Malaysia Berhad (Agrobank), Nova Fusion Sdn Bhd, Ikhmas Jaya Group Berhad, Korea Securities Computing Corporation (Koscom) and Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Sdn Bhd.

Feature sponsors include Pelaburan Mara Berhad, Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad, International SOS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, The Pacific Insurance Berhad, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, Proton Holdings Berhad and race partners including Brooks Malaysia, True Fitness, Media Prima Berhad and Nanyang Siang Pau Sdn Bhd.

Check out the highlights of the Bursa Bull Charge 2015 at bullcharge.bursamarketplace.com and on Facebook or Instagram via #bursabullcharge.

Watch this space for the latest on Registration dates for Bursa Bull Charge 2016.

 

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