OCBC Bank and Lions Club get healthy and green in Lake Gardens initiative
More than 300 people, led by Lions Club Kuala Lumpur Central (Lions Club) and staff of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank), joined forces in a special health and environment awareness programme at the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens recently.
The Go Green Live Healthy initiative featured a health screening programme, blood donation drive and talks about environmental protection and healthy living.
It was the culmination of a partnership between Lions Club and OCBC Bank’s Kepong, KL and Ampang branches to help raise awareness about healthy living and environmental issues in the surroundings of the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens.
OCBC Bank donated RM20,000 to the initiative, both in aid of the programme and in support of five charitable bodies: the Lions Education Foundation, Lions Eye Clinic, Pertubuhan Pengurusan Rumah Kebajikan Warga Emas Sang Riang, Muar Lions Autism Centre and Tangkak Lions Rental Clinic.
OCBC Bank donated a total of RM20,000 towards this initiative. Seen here are several representatives of the recipients.
According to President of Lions Club of KL Central Mr Ray Ko the gathering was significant as it covered much ground including promoting healthy living, blood donation and a greener and cleaner environment.
“We are pleased that so many people who frequent the Lake Gardens got a chance to take advantage of the free health screening with us. Several were quick to donate blood as well. We hope everyone benefitted from the talks on health and environment as well,” he said.
The talks were conducted by Dr Norazah Binti Abdul Rahman of Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care, Master David Bao of Hua Ying Wushu & Tai Chi Academy and Jasmine Tuan of Zerowaste Malaysia Group.
Mr Ko added that the initiative would not have been possible without the partnership with OCBC Bank.
“We are grateful for the partnership with OCBC Bank. On top of their financial contribution, OCBC Bank staff also committed to being on hand for the health screening programme. We are truly thankful for the successful partnership,” he said.
According to OCBC Bank KL Main branch Senior Manager Mr Steven Ho, OCBC Bank continues to strive to be more involved in the localities in which it operates and to become even more intrinsically involved and engaged in the community, going beyond simply providing superior banking products and services to meeting the social needs of the people as well.
“We are very pleased to be part of this programme to be closer to the public and to assist with the health screening. And I’m pleased that more than 130 staff from three of our branches – OCBC Kepong, OCBC KL Main and OCBC Ampang – came out in full force,” he said.