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2017 BeCause Charity Shoot & Bowl

The name BeCause is derived from two words: “Be” and “Cause”. They represent the heart message our Society wishes to spread: Be the cause to make a difference in the lives of those who are in need and underprivileged.

In 2015, BeCause successfully organised a Charity Treasure Hunt at Sunway Pyramid to raise funds for two worthy causes. This event attracted more than 500 participants and the amount raised exceeded our target.

For this year 2017, when Sunway Mega Lanes and Galactic Laser in Sunway Pyramid agreed to sponsor the bowling and Laser games for our Charity initiative, we decided to organize our fund raising event with the theme of “Charity Shoot & Bowl”.

Registration for this Event is now open! Click on the poster above to download the Official Registration Form.

 

The two Charities who will be beneficiaries from the event are:

As in previous year, 100% of the proceeds will be divided between the two charities. Rest assured that every cent of the public’s money will go to the above-named Charities.

BeCause Charity Treasure Hunt 2015 – a roaring success!

“Why did you choose 16th Sept to have the BeCause Charity Treasure Hunt?”

That was a question many asked us before and on that day. The straightforward reply was easy because it coincided with Malaysia Day, a public holiday. A day which all Malaysians celebrate. What better way to do that than by taking part in a charity event with the theme: “Hunt with Fun & Purpose”!

Of course we did not foresee the haze and that there were other parties targeting to do other things that day. Fortunately, 85% of the Charity Treasure Hunt participants braved the haze (many wore masks) and were not perturbed by another incident that was unfolding around the same time. There were some concern and anxiety from our committee. Thoughts of cancelling the Charity Treasure Hunt did pop up briefly but the thought of seeing the event through no matter what was firmer.

A total of 129 teams – totalling 500 plus participants from all walks of life and denominations – turned up at Sunway Pyramid Mall, the venue of the Charity Hunt. According to the principal of Malaysia Hunt Club, this was a record turnout for a Mall Hunt, an unequivocal success!

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With great enthusiasm and high spirits running through everyone present, our Organizing Chairman, Dato CN Chan sounded the horn to signal the start of the hunt at exactly 10am. All Hunters set their heels to find their treasure!

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The Hunters returned at the end of the 3 hours time limit to submit their answers. Their determination to win showed as no one was disqualified for late submission or committed any breach of the Hunt’s rules.

A drum performance by the children from Bodhi Homecare Cheras kept the boisterous crowd entertained whilst the Hunt organisers checked the participants’ answers and tabulated the scores.

So that was the Fun part.

The meaningful part, the real purpose for BeCause to organize this event was to raise funds for two charities – Bodhi Homecare Cheras and Kajang Caring Home. After Organizing Chairman Dato CN Chan gave thanks to everyone involved especially the participants, BeCause president Mr.V.C.Ngeow on behalf of the BeCause presented mock cheques to the two beneficiaries. Each charity received RM23,000 which represent the full proceeds from the Charity Hunt’s registration fee collections.

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More fun followed… Time for lucky draws! Due to overwhelming support from sponsors and friends, a total of 20 gift parcels, ranging from Coach bags to holiday vacations were given out.

This was followed by the presentation of the cash prizes to the three teams who submitted the best scores. Another 7 consolation prizes were also given out in ascending order.

What about those who did not submit enough correct answers to qualify for prizes but had stayed the whole day from 8am to 3pm to keep the event alive? There were no losers on that day. Everyone who registered, were given goodies bags stuffed with quality gifts, even for those who did not turn up.

To quote a smiling lucky draw winner on that day, “It was like Christmas came early!”

Do check out our Facebook page or search for the hashtag#becausecharityhunt2015 for more photos and videos of the event!

We did it – 240,000 meals by 600 volunteers in 6 hours!

Barely 10 days after the Sunway-sponsored Stop Hunger Now (“SHN”) 40,000 meals packing event, on 28th June, BeCause members joined hands again with SHN, this time along with OCBC and Rotary Club of Georgetown and Pudu to pack 240,000 meals in 6 hours.

While the main event was not short of volunteers, the response was not so good for the preparation works and setting up which had to be done the night before to ensure all was ready by the next morning. Work could only proceed after 10 pm when the shops at Sunway Pyramid had closed. BeCause members responded to the call and 8 members joined with about a dozen other volunteers to work through the night.

After catching a few hours sleep, all woke up early to make it to the main event the following day to ensure its success. Salute to all these volunteers who were there when help was needed most!

The main event was a riot of colors and noise as people from all walks of life came to join the packing lines. All in all about 600 volunteers of all ages including families took part. From the smiles on their faces, one could see it was jolly good fun! Most of our BeCause members became marshals/ supervisors due to having prior experience. One of our committee members had signed up to become a Stop Hunger Now ‘Chef’. Excellent initiative!

Was the event a success? The pictures here say it all!

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Our First Public Shout Out!

BECAUSE set up a little booth in a little corner of the LG1 concourse of Sunway Pyramid, where a roadshow organised by Kechara was held.  The theme for this roadshow was "The Joy of Sharing".  We thank Kechara and Sunway for having us as well as Kechara Children's Class for loaning the chic bar tables and chairs to us =D

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