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SOPB Chips in with RM8,000 and Runners

Tuesday, January 27 2015

Donations continue to pour in to support the Sarawak Chldren’s Cancer Society’s (SCCS) upcoming Colour Rush Run 3.0 to be held on Feb 1.

This time, Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad (SOPB) contributed a total of RM8,000 and 112 of its staff members will be running for the noble cause.

According to its Chief Operating Officer, Eric Kiu Kwong Seng, who handed over the mock cheque for the donation to SCCS secretary and head of liaison Miri, Jocelyn Hee, the amount is the combination of subsidy from the management and personal contribution of SOPB staff to support the programme to create awareness of childhood cancer in conjunction with the International Childhood Cancer Day.

Kiu also lauded the positive response from SOPB staff to take part in the jogathon.

“It is certainly SOP Group’s hope that its contribution can provide SCCS with the funds it requires for advancement of research and public education in the prevention, control, diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.

“I strongly believe that this will not be a one-time effort as the positive response from our staff have caught the management’s attention and support and it could possibly become one of our annual corporate sponsorship events,” he said.

Kiu added that the small gesture symbolizes yet again SOP Group’s ongoing commitment to give back to the community in which it operates, and to unsure the relief and care of Malaysian children suffering from cancer and their families irrespective of race and creed.

Colour Rush Run is a 5km jogathon organized by Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society and has been joined by people from all walks of life and various age groups in Kuching, Sibu and Miri.

As a non-governmental organization, SCCS depends on public contribution for the well-being of its operation. – Borneo Post

Mr. Eric Kiu Kwong Seng (fifth left) handing over the mock cheque for RM8,000 to Hee as others look on.