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BURSA MALAYSIA DISTRIBUTES RM2.1 MILLION RAISED FROM ANNUAL CHARITY RUN

29 Nov 2018

Kuala Lumpur, 29 November 2018 – Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia” or “the Exchange”) began the disbursement of funds raised through its annual charity run, the Bursa Bull Charge, totalling RM2.1 million to 22 beneficiary organisations in a cheque presentation ceremony held at the Exchange today.

The fifth edition of the Bursa Bull Charge was held on 27th September 2018, and saw almost 1,500 participants from over 100 organisations taking to the streets of Kuala Lumpur’s central business district to run for others and raise funds for various beneficial causes.

Bursa Malaysia Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan, presented cheques   to 22 beneficiary organisations selected from almost 60 applicants at the ceremony today.

“This year will see us disburse the funds towards two overarching beneficial causes, as guided by our beneficiary framework. The first is for Education, under which we will prioritise efforts to promote financial literacy as well as entrepreneurship,” said Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan in his welcoming remarks.

“The second is for Community Investment & Preservation of Environment and Wildlife. Under this cause, we will look to providing financial assistance for the relief of helpless and needy individuals, as well as to finance efforts towards climate change mitigation and adaptation,” he added.

Since its inception in 2014, over 8,500 runners have participated in the Bursa Bull Charge with more than RM9 million disbursed for charity and various beneficial causes, which have included initiatives to sustain, empower or upskill underprivileged communities through education, guidance and financial aid.

The 22 beneficiaries of this year’s Bursa Bull Charge were selected based on Bursa Malaysia’s criteria for sustainable programmes with measurable impact on target recipient groups to ensure that the funds are channelled towards assisting marginalised communities, in particular, women, children, the disabled and indigenous groups.

In marking its fifth-year milestone this year, the Bursa Bull Charge was anchored on a sub-theme of supporting six of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of Bursa Malaysia’s continuous pursuit of championing sustainability across the capital market.

“Through our partner beneficiaries, we are pleased to be able to extend this support to several of the SDGs, collectively making a more tangible impact towards the overall sustainable development of the nation and a more sustainable future for the next generation,” said Datuk Seri Tajuddin.

The Beneficiary Organisations of the Bursa Bull Charge 2018:

Education

  1. Blubear Holdings Sdn. Bhd.
  2. Dato’ Sri Senator Temenggong Oyong Lawai Jau (DTLJ) Education Trust
  3. Dignity for Children Foundation
  4. Johor Area Rehabilitation Organisation
  5. Kelab Belia Kreatif Persiaran APEC (KREATIF)
  6. Marvel Factory Sdn. Bhd.
  7. Persatuan C.H.I.L.D. Sabah
  8. Persatuan Kebajikan Insan Istimewa Melaka (PKIIM)
  9. Pertubuhan Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti Mukin Jerong Marang Terengganu (PPDK Wakaf Tapai)
  10. Pertubuhan Sokongan Ibubapa Kanak-Kanak Autisme Sungai Petani Kedah
  11. Persatuan Sosial Purplelily Kuching
  12. Pertubuhan Kebajikan Rumah Anak Yatim Mak Teh Perlis
  13. Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS)
  14. The Pure Life Society
  15. Treat Every Environment Special Sdn Bhd (TrEES)
  16. United Voice
  17. Vision 2 Transform (V2T)
 
Community Investment & Preservation of Environment and Wildlife
  1. Badan Kebajikan & Pendidikan Pelajar Miskin Malaysia 2016
  2. Dato’ Sri Senator Temenggong Oyong Lawai Jau (DTLJ) Education Trust
    (Also a beneficiary under the Education category)
  3. Global Environment Centre
  4. Persatuan Bina Kerjaya Orang Kurang Upaya Perak
  5. Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Cerebral Palsy (SPASTIK), Pulau Pinang
  6. Pertubuhan Rumah Anak Yatim Daerah, Kuala Muda

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Photo: Tan Sri Amirsham A Aziz, Chairman of Bursa Malaysia (front row, 8th from right) and Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan, Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia (front row, 7th from right) with all the 22 Bursa Bull Charge 2018 beneficiaries.