Bursa eyes broader participation in next year’s Bull Charge

August 21, 2015 | By | Reply More

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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia Bhd plans to keep the consistency of this year’s Bursa Bull Charge charity run for its third series next year but with broader participation.

Its chief executive officer Datuk Tajuddin Atan said this was because the capital market is for everyone and not limited to public listed companies.

Some of the 1,800 runners of the Bursa Bull Charge runners. Bernama Photo

“This year we invited small medium enterprises and students to join the race alongside large corporations with an aim to educate and create awareness among them on the importance of capital market,” he said noting that the event was also meant for charity.

He said this year it saw more participation in the number of runners, funding contributions and sponsors.

Total participation of runners for the race this year registered an increase of more than 38 per cent to 1,800 runners compared to 1,300 runners last year.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and Bursa Malaysia Chief Executive Officer Datuk Tajuddin Atan at the start line of the Bursa Bull Charge. Bernama Photo

There were almost 180 participating companies comprising public listed companies, investment banks, brokers, SMEs, ministries & regulators who ran alongside celebrities, young executives & members of the media.

Participants take part during the Bursa Charge 2015 in Kuala Lumpur. Pix Sairien Nafis

Bursa Malaysia managed to receive a total collection of RM2.2 million from the charity run which saw a hike from its collection target for this year.

Earlier on, it set a collection target of RM1.5 million, an increase of 15 per cent from the actual collection of RM1.37 million in 2014, Tajuddin said.

Participants take part during the Bursa Charge 2015 in Kuala Lumpur. Pix Sairien Nafis

Participants take part during the Bursa Charge 2015 in Kuala Lumpur. Pix Sairien Nafis

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