Charity sale suffers setback

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THE RPN Tanah Jambu Bazaar sale for charity did not get off to the best start after most of their camps were scattered due to strong winds in the early hours of yesterday.

One of the workers tending to the camp told The Brunei Times that 13 out of the 19 camps that were set up at Jalan Binglu earlier in the day had to be replaced due to damage.

The Indonesian man attributed the damage to the strong winds coming from the nearby sea.

He went on to say that the damage was amplified as they had tied the camps together, enabling the wind to blow the bulk of the camps away easily.

Despite the setback, the workers were able to repair and clear most of the damaged camps to allow for the charity event to start.

On hand to officiate the opening ceremony of the bazaar was Village Head of Sungai Buloh Pg Hj Ismail Pg Hj Ibrahim.

Ph Hj Ismail was standing in for Yang Berhormat Hj Gapor @ Hj Daud, village head of Kg Belimbing, who was unable to attend the event.

The three-day charity event hopes to strengthen relations among the villagers there.

It also looks to provide an opportunity for vendors at RPN Tanah Jambu to increase their earnings.

Organisers of the event said that the donations collected during the bazaar will be handed over to orphaned children on Sunday.

The Brunei Times