Kuala Lumpur, 18 February 2016 – The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) took her long-standing engagement and association with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Malaysia to the next level, with her recent donation of two dialysis machines worth a total of RM90,000. The donation was part of the Centre’s enhanced Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme celebrating her 10th anniversary year (2015).
Speaking during the handover ceremony with the NKF, a beaming Alan Pryor, the Centre’s General Manager, expressed his delight at the contribution of the two dialysis machines and strengthening their long-standing relationship with the NKF.
“To recognise our 10th anniversary milestone we launched a number of additional CSR activities to give back to the local community. This donation is one of those initiatives and we hope the machines will help the NKF provide more patients with the care they so desperately need,” added Pryor.
Pryor also congratulated the NKF for their ongoing efforts to raise funds to improve the standards of care and aid those who are suffering from various kidney-related diseases.
Some of the other CSR activities undertaken by the Centre as part of her 10th anniversary included the Majlis Perbandaran Sepang’s (MPS or Sepang City Council) Coastal Clean-up programme at Bagan Lalang beach by 25 team members who collected over 25kg of trash; spreading of Chinese New Year cheer at Seri Setia Old Folks’ Home; hosting of a birthday and Hari Raya Haji celebration with 50 orphans from Rumah Tagwa Putra Perdana; and participation in a Literacy Programme with students from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tengku Idris Shah, to name a few.
Since opening, the Centre has always strived to be a socially, economically and environmentally responsible organisation that aims to give back to Malaysia and the community within which it is based. In order to achieve this, the Centre created four CSR pillars, which her annual programmes and initiatives are based on. These include; Culture – to support the sustainability of Malaysia’s heritage through the promotion of local arts and crafts; Education – to enhance and transfer skills held by the Centre to the students and others seeking employment in the hospitality sector; Health and wellbeing – to support deserving social causes within the local community through event sponsorship and social initiatives; and Environment – to support a reduction in the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions created by those attending events at the Centre.
NKF is a non-profit charity organisation that opened the doors of its first dialysis centre at Jalan Hang Lekiu, Kuala Lumpur in 1993. Over the years, NKF has grown tremendously with the support from many parties. NKF has expanded its role from being just a dialysis treatment provider, to becoming a one-stop national resource centre for all kidney-related matters. For more information on NKF, visit http://www.nkf.org.my/.
For all the latest news and information on the Centre, visit www.klccconventioncentre.com.
For further information, please contact:
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Tel: +603 2333 2888
Fax: +603 2333 2882
Charles Chaplin or Listiari Suyanto
TQPR (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Tel: +603 6203 4300
Fax: +603 6203 5972
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About the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is a component of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) and is managed and operated by Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a joint-venture company between KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd and AEG Ogden Pty Ltd, Australia.
A winner of numerous awards, this world-class facility is wholly-owned by Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Sdn Bhd which in turn, is owned by KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS).
The Centre has ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications, EarthCheck Bronze status (environment) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Certification (HACCP) recognition, the international food safety system for international convention facilities and five-star hotels. It is also the first in Asia to receive the ‘Gold’ AIPC Quality Standards certification.
Comprising two auditoria (seating 3,000 and 500 respectively), 12,310 sqm of Exhibition Halls including a 2,600 sqm standalone marquee, a Grand Ballroom which seats 2,000 diners, a Banquet Hall for 500, a Conference Hall for 1,800 and 20 other meeting rooms, the Centre provides 22,659 sqm of function space in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
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