Fitness Zone answers call to Nepal relief efforts

6 May

Sunday, May 3, 2015

IT WAS an afternoon filled with kindness and togetherness as people from all over Brunei-Muara came to Fitness Zone in Kiulap yesterday to play their part and contribute to the donation drive for victims of the recent Nepal earthquake.

The donation drive, a collaboration between The Gurkha Palace Restaurant & Catering Service and Fitness Zone, was initiated at the fitness centre in Kiulap with the Managing Director of Fitness Zone, Wu Chun, passing all donated items collected from yesterday alone to The Gurkha Palace Manager, James Shakya.

Items collected and needed for the donation drive include medical supplies, beverages, clothes, pillows, tents, blankets, sleeping bags, torches, dry food and all sorts of items except for money.

Speaking about the collaboration and the public’s response, Wu Chun said: “As there was no collection point in Bandar, we tried to offer them our place and the result is so overwhelming. There are two more trucks full of things and we are out of space to put it so we encourage them to bring it directly to their warehouse for today. There have been about five trucks already altogether.”

“We are liaising with the British Gurkha Camp so the process is we collect and pack everything and bring it to the British camp there. The reason why we’re doing this is because the army can’t ask for help from the public so Gurkha Palace will be representing them,” said Shakya.

“We are really thankful to Wu Chun for helping us do this because initially we hoped to make a collection point at the camp but they had some protocol issues. We are also really thankful to the people of Brunei because what we’re getting is way more than what we expected. People have been calling us and asking what it is we need and saying that whatever it is we need, they will bring it for us,” the manager added.

Fitness Zone and The Gurkha Palace will be collecting the donations until May 8 at both branches of Fitness Zone in Kiulap and Serusop, from 9am to 4pm.

As for those who wish to donate in Kuala Belait, they may do so by dropping their donations at The Gurkha Palace Restaurant and Catering Service or The Gurkha Jewellery.

For more information, call Fitness Zone at 2232338 for the Kiulap branch or 2248488 for the Serusop branch and 3221474, 3222714 or 8744714 for The Gurkha Palace Restaurant and The Gurkha Jewellery.

The Brunei Times

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