LLRC organises its first ever charity drive

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THE Liang Lumut Recreation Club (LLRC) partnered with a local non-governmental organisation for its first ever charity drive that saw 31 underprivileged families in Mukim Liang receiving food items yesterday.

Dubbed the ‘LLRC Al Musahhalat At Tabarru’, the programme was a collaboration with the KatakIjau Humanitarian Relief Support Group (KatakIjau) where the organisers facilitated the collection of food items from public donors and distributed them to the underprivileged.

The 31 families that received the food items were listed by the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB).

Among the aims of the programme was to give the public the opportunity to donate to those in need in Mukim Liang, with 98 sacks of fragrant or Beras Wangi rice, 14 sacks of Beras Siam or Thai white rice and other food necessities collected from June 21-24.

LLRC General Manager Dk Roslina Pg Abdul Razak told The Brunei Times that since the programme was the first of its kind, they needed an experienced NGO to guide and assist them in ensuring the distribution of the items went well.

She added that KatakIjau was chosen for its experience in carrying out similar programmes.

“If there are no obstacles, we hope that our collaboration can be maintained, as we plan on making this charity drive our annual programme,” she said.

KatakIjau president Rozan Hj Kaderi seconded the idea, saying his organisation is also willing to collaborate with other organisations and share its experience and expertise in reaching out to the underprivileged.

“KatakIjau previously collaborated with other charity projects, including Jalinan Kasih and Brunei Prihatin. So as long as we’re needed, InsyaAllah we will be coming to aid them in whatever ways we can,” said Rozan.

Launching the programme and the event at the LLRC yesterday was Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Hj Mohd Shafiee Ahmad, who is also the village head of Kg Lumut 1.

The Brunei Times