Boys Brigade’s charity Fun Run in Miri sees 500 participants, with 1,600 total runners in statewide event

Lee flags off the Sarawak Boys Brigade's charity Fun Run.

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Sept 16: More than 500 participants turned up in the Northern Sarawak Boys Brigade’s (BB) charity Fun Run at Miri Marina in conjunction with the Malaysia Day celebrations and the Brigade’s 60th anniversary today.

Minister of Transport Sarawak Datuk Sri Lee Kim Shin, who flagged off the event this morning said that he was delighted with the overwhelming response the event received.

“Today’s BB Charity Fun Run is the first to be organised and is held concurrently throughout the whole Sarawak in four districts, namely Kuching, Sri Aman, Sibu and Miri with a total of nearly 1,600 participants with Miri recording the highest number of participants,” he said.

Lee added that as Malaysia recovers and enters the endemic stage of Covid-19, he applauded the Sarawak BB members and the community commitment to be able to reset their priorities again; to form fellowships with one another as well as engage with one another in healthy activities as one big family.

“This event will also promote more public awareness on BB Sarawak, though we are already familiar with their famous BB Band leading our Christmas Parade for the past several years,” Lee told the crowds.

All proceeds from the charity run would go to Special Olympics Miri Chapter.

Also present was BB Sarawak Commissioner Sim Tze Sian.

The Boy’s Brigade in Sarawak was first started in 1961 at St Thomas School, Kuching with only a few of members.

Today, BB Sarawak has more than 4,000 Members and has the most number of BB members in the country.

In Miri, as of 2021, there are 750 BB members and officers. — DayakDaily