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WRS makes charity drive

28th November, 2016

By FRED LEONG

KOTA KINABALU: The pleas of 35 unfortunate residents at the Bondulu Children’s Home in Kampung Toboh, Tambunan, who very much depend on public gestures were recently answered.

Following pleas for assistance from public contributions by the Home’s caretakers, Sister Germaine Angkagon and Sister Doris, the Whiskey Radio Station (WRS) Four Wheel Drive Club members sprung into action last weekend.

Led by its president Thompson Teo, members of WRS and their families grouped together to meet the needs of the 75 children from as young as 5 years old – who either come from broken families, are orphans or from poor families from the rural areas.

A total of 80 WRS members in 35 four wheel drives packed with, daily necessities, ladies pads, towels, blankets, bed sheets, clothing, shoes, fresh vegetables, eggs, bags of rice, chicken, sausages, milk, sugar, tinned goods, among others were delivered to their door step.

A few generous corporate sponsors like Sabah Shell, Carwin Motor Trading, Hetaco Auto Parts, WRS Olumis Group (members’wives) and RK Engineering, contributed while also donating financial assistance towards the home’s expenditure.

“The sponsors in a joint project with us (WRS) have adopted the Bobdulu Children’s Home whereby we will continue to assist by making frequent visits to ensure that all the inmates can have a normal life while staying at the home,” he said.

“Luckily we have our wives, the WRS Olumis Group led by Madam Margeret Kong, looking out for the needs of the girls staying at the home who have started coming into maturity, especially those who are at the ages of 15 and 16.”

Margeret and her team also laid out their culinary dishes during their one hour stay, dining with the residents and the members’ children.

Thompson thanked all the members and their families as well as all the sponsors for coming in to assist them in making whatever contributions to provide for the daily needs of these children.

He said, this was their third visit to the home in the last two years and hopes for more regular visits.

The convoy was earlier flagged off at the Penampang Sports Complex by Datuk Donald Peter Mojuntin, also a WRS member, and UPKO Divisional Chief prior to heading towards Tambunan about 60km away. They were excitedly greeted by the Sisters and treated to performances from the residents.

   
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