Charity Bike n Blade Marks 10th Year with Trip Down Memory Lane
News Agent | 10th Jul 2015 | NEWS
Fundraiser on Wheels aims to raise S$500,000 for dementia patients
Singapore, 5 June 2015 – Come Friday, 4th September 2015, through Sunday, 6th September 2015, up to 130 cycling and inline-skating enthusiasts will once again set foot in Malaysia for a good cause.
To commemorate 10 years since the inaugural event was held in 2005, this year’s edition will revisit Charity Bike ‘n’ Blade’s original ideas, routes, motivations, and causes. This is held with the aim of encouraging avid cyclists and bladers alike to harness their passion and set their wheels in motion for a charitable cause.
In this true test of mettle, participants will be challenged to dig deep into their reserves to go the distance in this take-no-prisoners marathon along the original 300km Desaru-Mersing-Desaru route.
“This year’s Charity Bike ‘n’ Blade marks a significant milestone as we celebrate 10 years of bringing cheer and comfort to local charities in need,” said Sidney Lim, founding-chairman of Charity Bike ‘n’ Blade and co-chairman of the 2015 organising committee. “We look forward to an especially meaningful journey, as we revisit and reflect on the motivations that have kept us going strong through the years.”
“According to statistics, one in 10 people aged 60 and above in Singapore suffers from dementia, which is a growing concern,” said Albert Yeo, co-chairman of the Charity Bike ‘n’ Blade 2015 organising committee. “We hope that funds raised will bring much-needed support to our beneficiaries.”
Charity Bike ‘n’ Blade 2015 aims to raise S$500,000 for the St. Andrew’s Community Hospital and The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home’s programmes that provide dedicated dementia care for their patients and clients.
Organised and fully supported by volunteers, Charity Bike ‘n’ Blade has attracted participants and crew from all walks of life to raise funds for the elderly, sick, and youth-at-risk, in the process raising public awareness for the various causes.
“As our society ages, dementia care support programmes such as those in many nursing homes and other healthcare institutions will become ever more crucial,” said Guest-of-Honour Mr Gerard Ee, Chairman of the Eastern Health Alliance and Charity Council. “I’m very happy that participating cyclists and inline skaters are giving a much-needed hand to our senior citizens in need, and that so many of our stalwart volunteers are still helping us with Charity Bike ‘n’ Blade after 10 years!”
For more information on how you can support or participate in Charity Bike ‘n’ Blade 2015, please visit the websites, https://www.facebook.com/CharityBnB, or http://www.giveasia.org/movement/charitybikenblade2015
Registration closes on 31 July 2015.