November 6 - 13, 2018

AS a way of showing support to recent breast cancer awareness activities, Harbour Gate themed our weekly Harbour Run in pink last weekend.

More than 200 people of all ages participated in the Pink Run, which took place in partnership with the Ministry of Health, and many of the runners, joggers and walkers wore pink clothing and ribbons for the occasion.

With a 5k Challenge as well as a 2.5k Fun Run, this was a great way to gather, show support to cancer sufferers and their families and help spread awareness, not only in October, but throughout the year.

Harbour Run is one of a series of activities organised by Financial Centre Development Company, the owner of Harbour Towers & Harbour Gate. The weekly Saturday morning family activity is such a simple concept: turn up every week and walk, jog or run 1.5, 2.5 or 5k, from 7am to 8am.

The idea behind having the weekly run is to build a closer relationship with tenants and their families, friends and inviting runners from outside the complex to be a part of our social activity.

Fatima Majeed, fmajeed@bfharbour.com

It’s MO time! As a club we are getting involved in Movember - the annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November.

The Movember Foundation’s goal is to improve and save men’s lives through projects focused on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

We would like to invite BRFC members and supporters to create their very own MoSpace and let the growth begin. Sign up, donate or join the BRFC team!

You can update your MoSpace with regular photos of your growth (or lack of, for some) and we’ll be sharing some of our favourites! There will be prizes for the Best Final Moustache, Worst Moustache and Most Money Raised.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone getting behind this fantastic cause.

Bahrain Rugby Football Club.

Editor’s note: The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at movember.com - the goal of Movember is to ‘change the face of men’s health’.


Remembrance Sunday this year has a special significance, marking as it does the Centenary of the end of the First World War.

On Saturday at 12.30pm there will be a simple Service of Remembrance and prayers for peace in the Old Christian Cemetery in Manama, where a memorial is sited for those who gave their lives for their country in the two World Wars. All who wish are invited to attend.

On Sunday at 3.30pm, in the St Christopher’s Cathedral compound, there will be Bells for Peace at which leaders and representatives from different faith groups will ring the ship’s bell, which was presented to the Cathedral by Captain Charles Kendall in 1956, 100 times.

It is an event to which people of all faiths are invited and will need to gather at 3pm. All are asked to bring a bell or other instrument to play at the conclusion of the one hundred rings. It is a celebration of peace and it is timed to begin at 3.30pm to coincide with the ringing out of bells from Westminster Abbey and churches throughout the UK, as well as on Royal Navy ships in port in Bahrain at this time.

Later on Sunday at 6.15pm at St Christopher’s Cathedral, there will be a Service of Remembrance attended by ambassadors and embassy representatives, the visiting Chelsea Pensioners, scouts and sea scouts and the wider community. Wreaths will be laid, a two-minute silence kept, the Last Post and Reveille played and the preacher will be the Reverend Mark Mander, Royal Navy Chaplain. Taking part too will be Lt Christina Mauntel, US Navy Chaplain, as well as the cathedral staff.  It is a service to which all are invited.


The Very Reverend Christopher Butt.

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