The iconic Ride For Sight is back for the seventh year!
Renewing our partnership with our co-organisers G-Club Penang Cyclists, Queensbay Mall Penang, Ride For Sight 2017 will again be a night ride. The scenic route will be approximately 25km beginning from Queensbay Mall along the scenic Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway, towards Batu Maung before turning back towards Queensbay Mall. Participants will get to enjoy a fun and stress free ride with the spectacular night view of the secong bridge as well as the brand new dedicated bicycle lane.
We are extremely happy to announce that Brooks will be our official apparel partner and all registered participants can look forward to a specially designed quality quick dry Brooks T-shirt! There will also be attractive lucky draw prizes and goodies bag.
We also have other good news:
1. For those who register in group, for every five registration the sixth will be free! *
2. There will be a mystery gift for the 200th, 400th, 600th, 800th and 1000th registrant.*
So hurry up and register NOW!
*Terms and Conditions Apply.
Date: 25th March 2017
Venue: Queensbay Mall
Lets join in to not only celebrate Earth Hour but also to create awareness on the rights of our blind and visually impaired friends!
If you wish to help the deaf, blind and multi-handicapped children of St Nicholas’ Home Penang, you can read more about our project on Global Giving and contribute through online donation.
The project called “Equip Deafblind Children with Skills for Life!” will support free on-site and residential training for the St Nicholas’ Home blind children with multiple disabilities from age 0 – 18. The training provided includes daily living skills, motor skills, orientation and mobility training, communication and social skills, relevant academic and functional skills and pre-vocational skills. These skills will equip our children to live life to the fullest!
This year, we have also introduced a new project called, “Educating young blind children for a better future”. This Early Intervention Programme is a home-based programme where our coordinator and teachers visit and help babies and young blind children with visual impairment who face considerable risks developmentally. The EIP provides them with learning & developmental skills. In addition, EIP also extends support and counselling to the parents to help cope with the trauma, emotions and challenges of caring for their children.
So, here’s your chance to help a child in need! Thank you for your support and generosity!!
Founded in 1926, St. Nicholas’ Home, Penang has a long history of caring for the blind and visually impaired person in Malaysia. Today being a voluntary non-profit and non-governmental (NGO), the Home has close to 100 blind and visually impaired residents and trainees ranging from age 6 to 77 years residing, irrespective of religion, race and background. Besides providing free residential care for the blind, St. Nicholas’ Home has a plethora of services to offer its blind resident and trainees to allow them to work and integrate within the community.
Given a chance would you do something extraordinary to change a person’s life? Whether young or old, rich and poor would you feel a sense of accomplishment to help the less fortunate? We at St. Nicholas’ Home could offer you a unique experience interacting with Blind and Visually Impaired people. Giving this situation you can have a chance to meet new people, develop new ideas and be part of a growing field of work at the same time giving back to society.
* Fill in the volunteer form which is available here, email it and our co-ordinator will contact you shortly to answer all your questions.