Prince Mateen at appreciation dinner
By Aemy Azlena
"I hope that this form of charitable undertaking will not only provide young people with an enjoyable past-time, but will also instil in them a sense of purpose and responsibility, for the welfare of those who are less able than we are," observed HRH Prince 'Abdul Mateen during an appreciation dinner for the Gunners/Pusu Charity Football Match, last evening.
Following his speech, His Royal Highness presented cheques of $23,273.40 each to Dana Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Untuk Anak-Anak Yatim and Pusat Ehsan.
The evening programme also included an auctioning of four Nike Yellow/Maroon Nike soccerballs signed by His Royal Highness. All four balls were auctioned off to their new owners at a total of $2,100.
The bidding started at B$300.
The first and second soccer balls went for $500, third at $600, and the last at $1000.
The proceeds were then split up and donated to Dana Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Untuk Anak-Anak Yatim and Pusat Ehsan at $1,050 each.
- Borneo Bulletin
(22nd April 2007)