Shell Malaysia kick-started its Syawal charity campaign to support the National Kidney Foundation.
In conjunction with the festive season, Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd has kick-started its Syawal charity campaign, ‘Anda Pam, Kami Derma’ to support the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF).
For every litre of petrol pumped at Shell stations in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan on weekends starting from 15 June 2019, 315 Shell retailers will channel 1 sen (RM0.01) to NKF’s fund towards supporting underprivileged dialysis patients, as well as purchasing new dialysis machines for NKF’s dialysis centres.
Speaking during the launch ceremony with NKF, Zharin Mohd Zhafrael, National Sales Manager of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd expressed her delight at Shell Retailers’ contribution to strengthen the support by working together with untiring effort to give back to the society.
“At Shell, our mission is to make life journeys better for all Malaysians. We want to leave a positive impact in the communities where we operate and this initiative is something prevalent that we want to embark on for all our stations nationwide. With the contribution of the fund and new dialysis machines, we want to help kidney patients restore their dignity and further improve their ability to take part in the community,” said Zharin.
“Every year, NKF needs to raise RM24.9 million to subsidise the dialysis treatments cost for 1,600 who seek dialysis treatment at our 28 dialysis centres nationwide. In Malaysia, 7,000 new patients are diagnosed with kidney failure annually. The majority of NKF’s patients are financially-challenged elderly individuals aged between 50-65 years old who cannot afford the higher cost at private medical facilities,” said Chua Hong Wee, Chief Executive Officer of NKF.
“This partnership served as a vital stepping-stone for us to continue supporting and improving lives of our dialysis patients. We are especially thankful towards Shell Malaysia who has contributed to NKF by organising this fundraising campaign which will eventually grant an additional dialysis machine to one of our 28 dialysis centres. Each dialysis machine runs between seven to ten years with maintenance and every year at least twenty dialysis machines will be replaced. We need the donations for dialysis machines to keep the treatments going for our dialysis patients. With that, we are very pleased to have tied-up with Shell,” he added.
The joyful morning culminated in a tour around the dialysis centre at the NKF office, which served to educate all the guests on the implications of kidney disease and the life-saving impact of dialysis machines for kidney patients.
For more information and details on the campaign, please visit www.shell.com.my/PamUntukDerma
Members of the public who are interested in contributing towards NKF’s cause in helping Malaysians who cannot access dialysis treatments can find out more through the NKF website at http://nkf.org.my or call 03-7954 9048.