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Charity run starts UK week

Update: September, 11/2013 - 09:35

The 13th annual Fun Run for charity will launch a "Great Week" in Viet Nam to celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations between Viet Nam and the UK.—File Photo

HCM CITY (VNS) — The 13th annual Fun Run for charity will launch a "Great Week" in Viet Nam to celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations between Viet Nam and the UK.

"Great Week" will take place in HCM City, Da Nang and Ha Noi from September 29 to October 5, featuring various events on culture, economy and education, said British Consul General Douglas Barnes.

Fun Run, an annual event raising money for needy people in Viet Nam, is organised by British Business Group Viet Nam (BBGV).

The 4km run will take place on September 29, and is expected to be a record year with 8,000 runners and walkers raising VND900 million (US$42,800), Nick Holder, chairman of BBGV said at a press briefing yesterday.

He said that since the first Fun Run in 2000, the BBGV has raised VND6 billion to benefit charities in Viet Nam with a total of 47,000 participants.

The proceeds supported activities including: providing medical assistance to children; building restrooms for eight rural kindergartens in Binh Thuan Province and building eight bridges and a 1km-long road in Hau Giang Province. — VNS

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