Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Two under-privileged homes have received a Raya donation of RM10,088 (about US$2,500) from TPC Kuala Lumpur.
The homes that are part of the club’s Rising Star Juniors golf programme are Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim dan Miskin Klang (PEYAKIN) and Shelter Home for Children.
The donation was derived from this year’s TPC Kuala Lumpur Ramadan buffet promotion, themed Selera Muhibbah. This corporate social responsibility initiative was spearheaded by Ramiriz Osman, the club’s Food and Beverage Manager, and his team.
“In the spirit of Ramadan, we wanted to share our fruit of labour through the successful Ramadan Buffet promotion by donating RM1 from each Selera Muhibbah voucher sold. It is one of the biggest annual events at the clubhouse and we saw potential to raise some funds that can be contributed to charity,” said Ramiriz.
Caretakers for both homes were invited for a cheque presentation ceremony at the club’s poolside, followed by brunch at the Golfer’s Terrace. The representatives were the principal of PEYAKIN Tuan Haji Wan Abd Hisham Bin Hj Wan Ahmad Tajuddin, and Cheok Hoong Poh, Chief Operating Officer of Shelter Home for Children.
“Giving back to the community is important. As a team, we believe in maintaining a sustainable and healthy community,” said Steven Thielke, Chief Executive Officer of TPC Kuala Lumpur, a Golf Course Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“Every effort, be it small or big, makes a difference and we want to bring some positivity by helping those in need. We would also like to thank the club members and guests who supported this cause by purchasing the dining vouchers. We hope this donation will bring some joy and relief to both homes during this wonderful season,” he added.
Rising Star Juniors is a CSR programme initiated by TPC Kuala Lumpur and fully funded by Yayasan Sime Darby. It is a junior golf programme specially dedicated to under-privileged juniors in Klang Valley since 2015. It aims to develop the juniors into well-rounded, successful and educated young individuals through the game of golf.