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Walkathon – For A New Cathedral (9th Sept 2017


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Walkathon – For A New Cathedral
(9th Sept 2017)


Wisma St Joseph’s – Family Walkathon for a new Cathedral

The Cathedral Parish successfully organised a family walkathon on 9th Sept and raised more than RM700,000 for the new cathedral fund. About 800 participants took apart in the walk, followed by a food fair. During the prize giving for the highest 10 collectors, Bishop Richard Ng expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the organisers, sponsors, participants, and all those who contributed in cash or kind to make the walkathon a resounding success.

The bishop thanked in particular, “The Ironlegs” – a local running club which provided advice, technical support, equipment and route management during the walkathon, including assistance from the Miri Cyclist Club. He hoped that the family walkathon can be an annual affair bringing families together for healthy exercise as well as raising fund for Wisma St Joseph. 

Comments from some of the participating parishioners after the walk:

-    “We should do such family walks more often!”

-    “I never realised that morning air in the Marina Bay area is so fresh because I stayed so far away!...and I will make more efforts to do more morning exercises!”

-     “Aiyoh! Very tired…especially the warm up!”

-    “It is so meaningful – as a Family together - to raise funds, walk together for our new Cathedral”

-    “It is so difficult to ask for donations, really, but it is worth it, especially when we have our new cathedral!”

-    “So many food stalls! So nice food here!”

-    “Very happy! Feel so good!”


Our apology for not recording the names of those whose comments we collected and published above




Photography: Antonia Chai



6.00 am Start music
6.05 am Piloxing Workout
6.20 am saftety briefing
6.25 am Bishop say prayer
6.30 am Flag off

8.30 am Programs
- Bishop thanks words
- Top 10 prize giving
- 9.00 am End




















































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