It’s nice to see car companies giving back something to the community. While you might say that RM200,000 isn’t that huge a sum in the grand scheme of things, it’s nothing to sneeze at, really, and every bit does count for those who need it.
That’s the sum local Peugeot boys Nasim raised recently for Hospis Malaysia following a corporate social responsibility (CSR) exercise that the company launched in July. The funds were raised from the sale of Peugeot cars and spare parts during the duration of the company’s Peugeot 200 Year Anniversary promotional campaign.
“As a responsible corporate citizen, we are proud to announce this donation to Hospis Malaysia. We hope this contribution will help the organisation continue its great work in caring for patients with terminal illnesses,” said SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin, CEO of Nasim and joint group executive chairman of the Naza Group of Companies.
He presented the donation to Hospis Malaysia last week following the launch of the new Nasim Puchong 2S centre. Hospis Malaysia, in case you don’t already know, is a charitable organisation that offers palliative care to patients suffering from life-limiting illnesses such as cancer and AIDS in the Klang Valley.
From a hospice with 44 patients under its care 18 years ago, Hospis Malaysia now receives a yearly referral of approximately 1,500 patients a year. It provides both home-care and day-care services to its patients.
“We are extremely grateful to Nasim for this generous donation, which will go a long way in helping us sustain our activities in providing care for the terminally ill. The services we provide are free of charge and we depend on donations from companies and private individuals to carry out our operations,” said Datuk Richard Robless, council member of Hospis Malaysia.