College’s support for community

1 Feb

Friday, January 30, 2015

IT WAS all blood and sweat for a good cause yesterday for students of the International Graduate Studies College (IGS) as they held a blood donation drive and a two-hour dance session for charity.

The event was organised by the degree students of the college in collaboration with the Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) at the Kiulap branch of health and fitness centre Fitness Zone.

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Present as guest of honours at the event were the CEO and Chairman of IGS Hjh Fatimah PSJ Pg Hj Abd Momin and CEO of Fitness Zone, Wu Chun, who also took part in the blood donation drive. Wu Chun, who was donating blood for the seventh time, said in encouragement to others, “For all the people who are thinking about doing it, I would say to just do it. I think it’s really cool to donate blood. You’re saving lives and that’s what we hope to encourage, for the young to start donating. You’re giving back to the community and your contribution doesn’t have to just be in monetary terms.”

“I actually get a little scared when I see the big needle and it does hurt a little bit, but it’s something very meaningful so I try to push myself to do it at least twice a year,” he admitted, during the process. Chun also added that Fitness Zone is having a lifetime promotion of giving out free one-week passes to all individuals who donate their blood, as long as proof is provided. The $2 entrance fee collected from the dance session, which included zumba and Les Mills SH’BAM by certified instructors, will be donated to charity. For those who are interested in donating, feel free to visit level one of the JPMC Laboratory Blood Donation, located in Jerudong.

Source: The Brunei Times

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