Press Release: SUNWAY DELIVERS RAYA CHEER TO MORE THAN 9,000 BENEFICIARIES AMIDST CMCO
Sunway has kick-started its month-long #SunwayforGood Raya Cheer programme just ahead of the festive season to bring about much needed cheer to various communities in need. The programme is expected to reach out to more than 9,000 beneficiaries nationwide this year.
Taking a new approach, Sunway extends its Raya Cheer to reach out to frontline healthcare workers and essential service staff in acknowledgement of their tireless service to the nation during the Movement Control Order period, as well as prison inmates.
Sunway Group Deputy Executive Chairman, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman M. Hashim said, “While the MCO has been difficult for most Malaysians, invariably there are communities who are more adversely impacted by the pandemic than the others. It is more critical than ever before for us to shore up our support and deliver the necessary aid to them, not forgetting the frontline workers as well for their selfless contribution.”
“Sunway’s corporate responsibility, largely encapsulated in the #SunwayforGood initiatives, is our pledge to co-create a future with no one left behind in our communities. By working together, we can uplift the lives of those who need help the most; so we can build a sustainable, progressive nation that leaves no one behind,” he added.
Bubur Lambuk Distribution
The first initiative will see Sunway deliver a total of 6,500 packets of specially prepared bubur lambuk to the frontline workers, essential service staff, and B40 families nationwide starting 1 May. The nutritious bubur lambuk is prepared by Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Sunway Putra Hotel, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya and Sunway Hotel Georgetown’s master chefs.
Sunway’s volunteers and partner, a not-for-profit organisation, Adab Youth Garage (AYG) will deliver 4,500 packets of bubur lambuk to the frontline workers at Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital Serdang and Hospital Sungai Buloh as well as essential service staff and B40 families around the Klang Valley every Friday from 1 May to 22 May. Another 2,000 packets of bubur lambuk will be distributed by the Penang State Assembly for Seberang Jaya to selected B40 families.
Raya Luncheon for Prison Inmates
The second #SunwayforGood Raya Cheer initiative will see a special Hari Raya luncheon on 16 June, hosted by Sunway for the community of 1,700 in the Kajang Women’s Prison. Besides the luncheon, the community will also receive packets of cookies and toiletry hampers, which are also sold by the prison inmates.
Kajang Women’s Prison Director, PKK Lim Kim Mooi said, “The inmate’s small businesses such as production of batik and women’s clothes, floor mats and pastries as well as beauty parlour and spa room services has been affected by the MCO. The Hari Raya luncheon comes at the right time to lift up their spirits and also to support our inmate entrepreneurs during this festive period.”
Cheer-ful Raya Celebration for Orphans
Selangor Youth Community (SAY Community) will deliver Sunway’s cheerful gifts to 170 caretakers and children across four orphanages. The caretakers and children of Pusat Jagaaan Nur Barakah, Pusat Jagaan Baitus Sofwah, Pusat Pengurusan Al-Firdaus and Pertubuhan Anak Yatim Berkat Kasih (House of Love) will receive new clothes, groceries, “duit raya”, vitamin C packs, sanitisers and specially baked cookies courtesy of Sunway Malls, Sunway Property and Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa.
SAY Community Chief Executive Officer Nurul Azwa Rodzi said, “The selected orphanages were having difficulties in getting contributions that helps with the running of the operations since MCO. Sunway’s aid comes at a crucial time, and will make the celebrations a meaningful one for the children during these challenging times. We would like to thank Sunway for their contributions and commitment in helping the underserved communities.”
The Adab Youth Garage (AYG) and Selangor Youth Community (SAY Community) volunteers are equipped with 300 face masks donated by Sunway Medical Centre, in appreciation of their selfless contribution to the community during these trying times.
Meals for the Homeless
Sunway will also be delivering packed meals to more than 350 beneficiaries, who are seeking temporary shelter during at Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh. These nutritious meals will be prepared by the chefs of Sunway Lost World of Tambun.
Separately, Sunway City Iskandar is also partnering with Malaysian Red Crescent’s National Committee for Community Services & Health to prepare and deliver packed meals to some 900 beneficiaries, who are seeking temporary shelter at Kem Wawasan Negara Gunung Pulai, Johor. Celebrating inclusivity in the multicultural country Malaysia, the meals are distributed to all beneficiaries, regardless of race and gender.
Sunway is committed to the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda, which is to pursue sustainable development that leaves no one behind. Sunway runs initiatives for people, planet and economic progress under the #SunwayforGood banner. #SunwayforGood initiatives will benefit at least 65,000 beneficiaries this year.
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