Hilton Kuching and Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) Dash For Charity Raises Over RM37,000

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June 17, 2009

KUCHING, Malaysia -  Hilton Kuching and Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) recently held a cheque presentation ceremony, following the completion of the combined charity drive, the "Hilton to BCCK Dash For Charity 2009". A spin-off from Hilton Kuching's annual three-legged fancy dress charity walkathon You'll Never Walk Alone, the charity drive kicked off with a jogathon from Hilton Kuching to the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, 8km away last June 21.

The run also marked the start of Hilton Kuching's 21 Day - 21 Nights calendar of events and special promotions at the hotel's food and beverage outlets in conjunction with Hilton Kuching's 21st Anniversary celebrations. Since January, Hilton has hosted an average of ten events every twenty-first of every month in honour of the Anniversary. After the 21 Days and 21 Nights festivities, the hotel has since resumed monthly celebrations with special promotions held on every twenty-first of every month.

Thanks to the generous contributions from kind donors, of various organizations, big and small, individuals from the local community, to tourists on holiday; and the generous contribution of RM15,000 from Datuk Hajjah Raziah Mahmud-Geneid, more than RM37,000 was successfully collected this year.

The deserving recipients of the charity fund are the Sarawak Children's Cancer Society, the Sarawak Breast Cancer Support Group, Persatuan Ibu Tunggal Sarawak, Lembaga Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim, the Sarawak Cheshire Home, as well as the Hilton Kuching and BCCK's employee recreation clubs' Welfare division. Each beneficiary received RM5290.77.

General Manager of Hilton Kuching, Peter Simson thanked the public who joined in the run, "That 2009 both marks Hilton Kuching's 21st Anniversary and the opening of Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) called for an extra-special celebration. We at Hilton and BCCK would like to thank everyone who supported our event - together we hope we've made a small difference to the lives of the less fortunate."

Guest of Honour, Datuk Hajjah Raziah Mahmud-Geneid, Hilton Kuching's General Manager Peter Simson, and BCCK's Chief Executive Trevor McCartney presented the cheques.

The event was made possible with the support of Jet Star Airlines, Conrad Centennial Singapore, Traxx FM, Red Bull, Water Genesis, Path Advertising, Bahagia Press and MerkWorld.


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