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Damai staff hope to raise RM22,000 with ‘Go Bald 6.0’

Posted on May 17, 2014, Saturday

KUCHING: About 100 staff of Damai Beach Resort, together with some guests, are expected to join the ‘Go Bald 6.0’ campaign to be held on June 7 and have their heads shaven to raise funds for children stricken with cancer.

This was announced by its general manager Zulkifli Othman in a press release issued yesterday and he
disclosed that they were participating for the second consecutive year under the resort’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.

“Once again we are joining the public in the annual children cancer awareness drive organised by the Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society (SCCS)… we hope to do better this year and to raise RM22,000 of donations,” he enthused.

According to him, 66 of the resort’s staff members took up the challenge in last year’s event to collect a total donation of RM20,000 through fundraising by employees and with the resort’s guests chipping in as well.

“We are proud of our staff’s spirit in taking part in the campaign and doing their bit in raising funds for charity especially for the cancer-stricken children,” Haji Zukifli said on the coming event which was supported by SCCS and was the only satellite shave to be held at Damai so far.

He assured that the resort will continue to support the society’s Go Bald campaign because it will encourage other members of the public to care more about the less fortunate including children cancer patients.

On another note, SCCS aims to raise RM1.5 million through the Go Bald event this year for its various projects such as providing food and accommodation at its centre for patients seeking treatment at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH).

The funds will also help its plan to set up a transit home here to cater to outstation patients and their families.

Those who want to contribute can donate directly to SCCS, raise funds by pledging to go bald, pick up the
Go Bald pledge cards to solicit for funds for SCCS.

Those interested can visit www.gobald.my for further details.

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