Five hundred people took part in a charity event named Colour Run. The 3km run organised by City Harbour International School, Lumut was held in aid of Sekolah Semangat Maju (SSM), Sitiawan, a day school for mentally challenged children. Presently it has an enrolment of 50 students. It shares its premise with an old folks home.
The eager participants gathered in the field as early as 7am on Sunday, August 12.
Pasir Panjang state assemblyman, Yahaya Mat Nor better known as Cikgu Yahya, released pigeons to signal the start of the event.
Other complementary events held to keep the crowd occupied and entertained were face-painting and a photography session with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, characters from the popular American science fiction action film, Transformers.
“I wish to thank City Harbour International School for organising the event. Hopefully we can work together in future for the betterment of the students,” said Ms Sathia, the principal of SSM.