B. Braun donates EUR40,000 to help disadvantaged children in Malaysia
Donation in aid of Spina Bifida Association Malaysia, Malaysia Lysosomal Diseases Association and St. Nicholas Home, Penang
Thanks to the efforts of all B. Braun employees, including BMI and BMS employees, who contributed their running kilometres to the B. Braun Asia Pacific Virtual Charity Run 2021 earlier this year, B. Braun in Malaysia was able to support three charity organisations in the country, with a donation of close to EUR40,000 (RM196,000). Benefitting from the donations were:
- Spina Bifida Association Malaysia (SIBIAM), a non-profit organisation that looks after the interest of children and adults with Spina Bifida and its related disorders. The donation will go a long way in helping people with Spina Bifida realise an active and independent life as members of the community;
- Malaysia Lysosomal Diseases Association (MLDA), a non-profit organisation that supports children suffering from Lysosomal Storage Disease (LSD), whom often experience developmental delay, movement disorders, seizures, dementia, deafness and/or blindness; and
- St. Nicholas’ Home, Penang, a non-profit organisation that provides early intervention programs to deaf, blind and multi-handicapped children, as well as teaching them cognitive, communication and daily life skills.
Presenting the donation to MLDA and St. Nicholas’ Home, on behalf of B. Braun Medical Industries, was Mr. Lam Chee Hong, President of B. Braun Asia Pacific, while receiving on behalf MLDA was Ir. Lee Yee Seng, MLDA President and founding member; and receiving on behalf of St. Nicholas Penang was Ms. Carmen Chew, Acting General Manager.
Meanwhile, handing over the donation on behalf of B. Braun Medical Supplies was Managing Director Mr. Yeong Lih Chyun. Receiving the donation on behalf of SIBIAM were Prof Dr Amaramalar Selvi Naicker, President of SIBIAM; Ir Dr Kribanandan Gurusamy Naidu, Vice-President of SIBIAM; and En Nazri Bin Mohamed Rasdi, Secretary of SIBIAM.
The B. Braun Asia Pacific Virtual Charity Run saw some 2,111 B. Braun employees from 33 countries coming together over a course of 3 months to achieve a total of 301,526KM – and raising a combined donation of EUR80,000 for 17 charities in Asia Pacific.
About B. Braun in Malaysia
B. Braun Medical Industries Sdn. Bhd. [Company registration number: 197401001922 (19051–M)] in Penang, Malaysia is one of the Group's largest production sites with over 7,400 employees, producing healthcare solutions for world markets. B. Braun's Regional Asia Pacific Headquarters is also in Penang. In Petaling Jaya, B. Braun Medical Supplies Sdn. Bhd. [Company registration number: 198001002641 (56425-H)] serves Malaysian healthcare professionals; and advances education for medical practitioners through its world-renowned Aesculap Academy.
Head of Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific
B. Braun Medical Industries Sdn. Bhd.
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