Friday, April 16, 2010

Run For Cause

The Happiness Centre For The Mentally Disabled Children, Malacca.
This home was established in July 2000 and is a home for the mentally disabled children ranging from 1 year to 33 years old of various races. Most of the children have multiple disabilities ranging from cerebral palsy, polio, paralysis, speech impairment, Down Syndrome and other mental disorders.

The children were either abandoned at hospitals or come from poor families who do not have the means to meet their special needs. There are currently 35 children at the home. The centre does not charge any fee for looking after the children. They employ 10 caretakers and every inch of the house which the centre occupies is used either for beds / mattresses or storage of food...etc.

Currently, the home needs a refrigerator desperately as the old one is out of order and cannot be repaired anymore. Part of the home ceiling are going to tear apart, rats have ripped and make holes on it, cracked walls need to be cemented, etcs.
Watch the short video below which i have taken during my visit on May 8.

This year i will be participating the following races to raise funds for the home. I wish you will be able to come forward to do your bit for charity. I will appreciate you could contribute a mininum RM30 to the home on any of the below races i will be running. Thank you.

May 16
May 29
June 27
July 3
July 4
Sept 5
Sept 26
Oct 9
Oct 30-31
Nov 21
Dec 5
Dec 11-12
Dec 26

NB 15km, Kuala Lumpur
Adidas Sundown Marathon - 84km, Singapore
Standard Chartered Marathon, Kuala Lumpur
Southern Cross University Run, 10km Gold Coast
Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Australia
Great Scottish 21km Run, Glasgow
Newton 25km /12 km Challenge, Kuala Lumpur
North Face 100 Challenge - 50km Duo, Singapore
Ultra Marathon 140km 'Kuala Lumpur - Malacca'
Penang Bridge International Marathon, Penang
Standard Chartered Marathon, Singapore
12hr Walkathon, Malacca
McRitchie 25 Ultra Marathon, Singapore [TBC]

Cheque Issued To :
Happiness Centre for the Mentally Disabled Children Pusat Kanak-Kanak Terencat Akal Bahagia

Post To :
4803-C, Jalan Anggerik 1, Taman Anggerik Klebang Kecil, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Remarks : Behind the cheque, please state 'Amelia-Run For Cause'

For further enquiries, please contact:
Roy Collar / Nancy @ 06 - 3364561 / 06 - 3358487

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