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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Celebrities bring out their Harleys for charity

KUALA LUMPUR: Erra Fazira and Dira Abu Zahar are among the celebrities who will ride their high-powered machines in the inaugural charity ride organised by the New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd tomorrow . 

The two screen sirens are also seasoned motorcyclists. They will join over 40 other riders in the convoy which will visit two orphanages in Malacca.

Erra will be accompanied by her husband Engku Emran Engku Zainal Abidin. Both Erra and Dira will be riding Harleys.

"We hope that by riding there, we can highlight that while a lot of us are lucky, there are others around us who still need a little bit of help," said Dira, 26, who has acted in a number of Malay television dramas, including Rona-Roni Makaroni and Arjuna, as well as the English drama Crossings.
"Being a mother myself, I know that children need not only shelter and food, but also attention. I hope that by spending some time with them, we can brighten up their day and inspire them," she added.

The convoy will take off from Balai Berita in Bangsar, and travel about 150km to deliver aid to Pusat Kanak-kanak Terencat Akal Taman Anggerik in Klebang Kecil, Malacca. Among the items they will bring with them include diapers, food, bed sheets, medicine and vitamins.

After delivering the aid, the convoy will then meet up with children from the Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama Home at Shah's Resort in Tanjung Kling, Malacca. Among the activities planned include rides for the children on the big bikes.

NSTP special projects senior manager A. Padmanathan said the trip was the first initiative under the NSTP Wheel Genies programme, which is a platform for bikers to help the less fortunate.

"We have a lot of big bikers who ride during the weekends. By tying up with them, we hope to use them to bring help to those who need it," he said.

The event is co-organised by NSTP with Rainbow of Life Force and is supported by BMW Motorrad Malaysia, KTM Malaysia, Next Bikes Sdn Bhd and Harley Davidson of Malaysia Sdn Bhd. Read more: NSTonline 


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