UOB Heartbeat Run supports saigonchildren to raise funds for underprivileged children

date_range2018-07-16

HCMC- More than 400 employees of United Overseas Bank (UOB) Vietnam and their families participated in the UOB Heartbeat Run/Walk in HCMC on July 8 to raise funds for underprivileged children.

UOB Vietnam Team at the UOB Heartbeat Run/Walk in Vietnam

The event, which was held in Phu My Hung urban area in District 7, raised more than VND200 million for Saigon Children’s Charity CIO (saigonchildren) and Tien Giang Union of Friendship Organizations . The money will go towards programmes to help underprivileged children aged between 12 and 17.

Mr.Harry Loh, CEO of UOB Vietnam (left) and Mr. Damien Roberts, executive director of Saigonchildren (right)

The UOB Heartbeat Run/Walk consisted of a three-kilometer walk and a three-kilometer run, as well as a fun-filled family carnival which included fringe activities such as face painting, sand art and balloon sculpting for the children and the young at heart. This was the bank’s main fundraising and volunteering event in UOB’s Heartbeat Corporate Social Responsibility Program. The UOB Heartbeat Run/Walk was held simultaneously on July 8 across the bank’s key markets in Asia including China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand and this was the first time it had been held in Vietnam.

Across the region, more than VND21 billion was raised to support local charities.

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