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British High Commission raises $2500 for Pusat Ehsan Charity Bazaar

The British High Commission participated in the Pusat Ehsan Charity Bazaar from 31 August until 1 September for a third year running.

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Members of staff at the High Commission donated old clothes, books, bags, shoes and other bric-a-brac that was sold at their booth to raise funds
Members of staff at the High Commission donated old clothes, books, bags, shoes and other bric-a-brac that was sold at their booth to raise funds

The British High Commission was delighted to participate in the Pusat Ehsan Charity Bazaar over the weekend for a third year running. To boost their fundraising efforts this year, the British High Commission had a number of activities at their booth.

The High Commission organised a lucky draw, which was very popular with participants, with a number of exciting prizes kindly donated by the Radisson Hotel, Megamas, Naafi, Ann Lord Careers and Education Services, Goh Hock Kee Motors Sdn Bhd, Chef Mauri Group of Restaurants, MSAS, Morley Movers, WOO Construction, Icarus and Clarity Sdn Bhd. The British High Commission would also like to thank Mr John Shaw and DPMM FC Player Tales Ricarte dos Santos.

Members of staff at the High Commission donated old clothes, books, bags, shoes and other bric-a-brac that was sold at their booth to raise funds
Members of staff at the High Commission donated old clothes, books, bags, shoes and other bric-a-brac that was sold at their booth to raise funds

Staff at the British High Commission said “The British High Commission is a longstanding supporter of Pusat Ehsan, as we view the organisation to be a great example of civil society in Brunei. Their aim is to enable the ‘special needs community towards a meaningful life in society’. We were delighted to participate in the bazaar as it is our way of giving back to the community whilst having lots of fun.”

Additionally, there was a “How many keepie-uppies can you do in one minute?’ challenge, where participants had to juggle a football using either their feet or knees without allowing the ball to hit the ground. Muhd Zainin bin Zainuddin took home the winning prize, a DPMM FC jersey signed by Tales Ricarte dos Santos, with an incredible score of 65 keepie-uppies in one minute.

Deputy British High Commissioner, Mrs Sunny Ahmed, explaining to HRH Princess Fadzilah the “One Minute Keepie Uppies” challenge
Deputy British High Commissioner, Mrs Sunny Ahmed, explaining to HRH Princess Fadzilah the “One Minute Keepie Uppies” challenge
HRH Princess Fadzilah graciously giving the keepie-uppies challenge a go
HRH Princess Fadzilah graciously giving the keepie-uppies challenge a go
DPMM FC Player Santos demonstrating how to do keepie-uppies
DPMM FC Player Santos demonstrating how to do keepie-uppies

The British High Commission’s Toyota Prius car, with its new ‘Innovation and Research’ themed livery was also at the booth. There was also a garage sale where the British High Commission staff donated old clothes, books, bags, shoes and other bric-a-brac that was sold at the booth to raise funds.

Published 6 September 2013