The big day finally arrived. We were overwhelmed by the participation of nearly 2000 durian enthusiasts pouring in during the 3 eating sessions. The venue was packed to the brim and extra tables and chairs had to be added.
The event kicked off with the arrival of Y.B. Ms Lim Yi Wei, the Adun for SS2 area. She delivered a short speech after our President, Mr. Ngeow Voon Chin gave a heartwarming welcome speech to all the participants.
Following this was the presentation of mock cheques by Y.B. to the representatives of the two beneficiaries, Bodhihomecare and Aspac Palliative Care centre. Each charity received RM 45,000.00 from this event, thanks to collective effort and generosity from all our friends and supporters.
During the eating frenzy which ensued, the participants were entertained by music, songs and dance numbers by the talented duo of Benson and Ani Loke and their siblings.
After the last participants left with satisfied stomachs at 5pm, the event came to a close.
The lingering powerful smell of Musang King and other durian varieties was testament to the success of the event. One thing was certain, durians tasted much much better when eaten with charity in heart and mind!
Sometime last year in November 2016, our Society was offered an opportunity to do another fund raising project for Charity. Sunway Megalanes Bowling and Galactic Laser kindly offered to provide us their facilities for 1/2 day’s free gaming sessions on 12th June 2017, a public holiday.
Whilst we had an event organiser for our first Charity fund raising effort in 2015, this time we decided to save money and organise the event with our own resources and manpower. Thanks to our members, supporters and volunteers , we succeeded in raising the targeted sum of RM 50K in good time.
This meant, the two Charities, Bodhi Homecare and Pusat Penjagaan Warga Emas Chan will each receive RM 25 K .
In line with our motto , ‘Charity with fun and purpose’ we also managed to secure lots of prizes and gifts for all the participants who will be taking part in the bowling games and laser shootout.
Thanks to generous contributions by sponsors, all participants had almost a 40 % chance of getting a prize via lucky draw besides the chance to win cash prizes.
On the day of the event, about 400 + gamers turned up ,some as early as 7 am to register.It had been said that in any endeavour, it is the effort that counts not the triumph. The event was a big success not only from the above perspective, but the energy and spirit shown by the participants truly reflected BeCause’s philosophy in charity work – giving one’s best for a meaningful cause and at the same time, have fun doing so.
A big THANK YOU to all you wonderful people who cared to make a difference !
Click here for more photos taken at the event.
In early February 2016, BeCause received a request to help with a fund raising effort by Assisi Palliative Care (“ASPAC”), a hospice NGO headed by Dr. Patricia Por.
In April, BeCause Committee members decided this is a worthy cause to support. A meeting was set up with ASPAC key board members, Drs Patricia Por and Violet How to discuss and work out the following areas which we can contribute in relation to a fund raising dinner at Yuk Chai School, Taman Megah on 24th September 2016:
- To provide volunteers/manpower during the fund raising dinner
- To help with administering and keeping records of funds received
- To source for entertainers and performers for the evening
- To look for videographers and photographers
- To help look for dinner table sponsors at RM3,000, RM5,000, and RM10,000 per table.
- To help create and promote awareness of ASPAC’s cause
As of to-date, about RM300,000 has been raised, mostly via dinner tables sales. The targeted amount to be raised to fund ASPAC’s activities is RM500k.
BeCause humbly appeal to all to support ASPAC’s cause so that it can continue its free hospice services to many more and their families who needed such help in their most difficult time but who cannot afford such professional services.
Click for ASPAC’s Public Appeal Letter.
Following last week’s OPT Introduction talk , Because’s 1st evening OPT training session on 24th Aug received overwhelming response . Originally, it was planned that a session with 12 pax would be optimal. After some rearrangements, the class could accommodate 21 participants.
OPT is a pain management /therapy practice developed over many years by a Taiwanese acupuncturist Dr Chang CH. His philosophy is that although many TCM is developed and suitable as a ‘home’ remedy without the need for expensive diagnostic equipment or health related tools, the techniques were not generally taught to the ordinary people as a D.I.Y. skill.