Fitness Zone joins Nepal relief drive

6 May

Friday, May 1, 2015

FITNESS Zone branches in Serusop and Kiulap are now collecting relief supply donations to be sent to Nepal for victims of the devastating earthquake that has claimed over 5,500 lives.

The donation drive is in collaboration with The Gurkha Palace Restaurant, which has been searching for a drop-off point in Brunei-Muara after beginning collections last Sunday at the shop’s store front in Seria town.

“We are very grateful to be able to work with a well-established and well-known place like Fitness Zone,” said The Gurkha Palace Manager James Shakya yesterday.

He said that after The Brunei Times first published news of The Gurkha Palace accepting donations on Sunday, he has received hundreds of phone calls from residents in Brunei-Muara looking to contribute.

“The response from Bruneians has been amazing. Hopefully with this Bandar drop-off point, we will be able to send more supplies to Nepal,” said Shakya.

Speaking on the collaboration, Managing Director of Fitness Zone Wu Chun said: “The power of unity is our greatest strength and the family of Fitness Zone is happy to extend our arms to help those in need.”

Shakya revealed that two consignments have already been sent, with a third planned early next week.

“Tents, blankets, sleeping bags, torches, dry foods and medical supplies are currently the most needed items,” Shakya said.

He said that as of yesterday, the restaurant has managed to collect almost 70 boxes of clothing, 12 boxes of blankets, three boxes of medical supplies, 50 sacks of rice and about the same in packed foods.

Fitness Zone and The Gurkha Palace will be receiving donations until May 8. Those who wish to lend a helping hand can contact The Gurkha Palace Restaurant at​ https://www.facebook.com/thegurkhapalace.bn or 3221474, 3222714, 8744714 and 8675761.

Fitness Zone can be reached at 2232338 and 2248488.-Aaron Wong

Source: The Brunei Times

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