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Westports Charity Bazaar In Aid Of Home

PORT KLANG, 26 NOVEMBER 2008 - Westports Charity Bazaar, held at the port today, aims to raise RM10,000 for the physically challenged residents, housed at OKU Bengkel Daya in Klang.

In what was seen as a maiden effort by the port's staff, namely the administrative assistants, the Bazaar held together with the Ministry of Transport's Customer Day (Hari Bertemu Pelanggan) as well as a Blood Donation Drive, drew about 3,000 people.

"All proceeds from this Charity Bazaar will provide much needed assistance for the physically challenged residents, housed at Orang Kurang Upaya (OKU) Bengkel Daya in Klang. I am told that the Bazaar Organising Committee aims to raise about RM10,000. In addition, the Management of Westports has also agreed to make a one-to-one contribution."

"Through activities like this Charity Bazaar, it not only enables the organizers to raise the much needed financial support, but more importantly raises awareness of the special needs of the physically challenged community," said Puan Sri Siew Yong Gnanalingam, wife of Westports Executive Chairman, Tan Sri G. Gnanalingam at the launching of the Bazaar at Westports Business Centre.

This Charity Bazaar is but one of the numerous Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives undertaken by Westports right from the day of its inception. Westports had adopted Pulau Indah at the core of its CSR initiative.

"At Westports, just as we are passionate about meeting the business needs of our customers, we are as passionate about giving back to society. We believe strongly in the statement "Charity begins at home" and what better place to start giving than from within, ourselves and our employees," she noted.

Puan Sri Siew Yong also noted that although the world is plagued by an economic crisis, Westports is not neglecting its duties for the underprivileged and those with disabilities.

To nurture the spirit of volunteerism among staff, Westports has initiated several projects that enable employees to give back to their own communities and to causes close to their heart by involving themselves and contributing their energies and talents towards making lives more meaningful for those in need. These include Health Clinics, Appreciation for Senior Citizens and activities via Westnita, the women's arm of the Port staff.