Corporate and business partners, customers and suppliers rallied together for a good cause at the recent Coca-Cola Charity Golf Day. Held at the premier TPC Kuala Lumpur golf club, around 100 players participated in the full day event, which began with an 18-hole game and ended with dinner and entertainment.
Highlights of the dinner included a lucky draw session and the auction for a pair of return tickets to New York sponsored by Etihad Airlines that was eventually sold to the highest bidder, Rodney Wong Kai Heng the Chief Executive Officer of Munch World Marketing Sdn Bhd.
Organised by Coca-Cola Bottling Investment Group Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei, the charity event successfully raised RM100,000 which will benefit underprivileged children from Pertubuhan Baitul Mahabbah. Based near the Coca-Cola plant in Negeri Sembilan, the non-profit organisation provides a safe haven for financially disadvantaged children and orphans under the age of 12.
The funds raised will go towards the refurbishment and provision of basic facilities for the 3 hostels housing 40 young boys and girls.
“We are humbled and grateful by the support given by our partners, customers and suppliers who has made this charity event a success through their participation and generous sponsorships and donations. Together with them, Coca-Cola is able to extend a helping hand to those in need and hopefully make a small but positive impact to the lives of the children at Pertubuhan Baitul Mahabbah,” said Gareth McGeown, Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola’s Bottling Investment Group Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei.
The donation to Pertubuhan Baitul Mahabbah was presented by McGeown and Finaswani Mohamed Zin, Head of Public Affairs and Communications, Malaysia & Singapore, Coca-Cola Bottlers Malaysia to representatives from the NGO, Noraini bt Yaakob and Siti Hajar bt Ismail.
“Apart from today’s donation to Pertubuhan Baitul Mahabbah, Coca-Cola will continue to give back to the local community and give aid to those in need through our corporate CSR initiatives,” added McGeown.