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Golden Sands Resort, Penang Contributes To 16 Recepients In “Gift Of Limb” Project

Golden Sands Resort, Penang Contributes To 16 Recepients In “Gift Of Limb” Project

Golden Sands Resort Penang contributed to 16 beneficiaries whose ages ranged from 4 years to 30 years old recently. 

The 16 recepients were given new prosthetic limbs at a cheque handover ceremony held at the resort recently. Among the recepients were individuals born with celebral palsy and those who were specially abled. Besides ariticial limbs, leg braces known as Ankle Foot Orthosis were given out. The total costs of the prosthetic limbs was MYR 94, 057 nett. Some of the least expensive limbs cost MYR 932 nett while the most costly prosthetic limbs was MYR 29, 458 nett.  

New technology has enabled recepients to be fitted with realistic and functional prosthetics. Pebblereka  3D is a 3D design company that combines 3D designing with prosthetics. The company is the latest corporation that Golden Sands Resort is partnering with to create specially designed and customized prosthetics tailored to the individual. 

Golden Sands Resort also works with Teh Lin Prosthetics, Bumi Medik Prosthetic and Penang General Hospital. 

Among the 16 recepients were children below 12 years of age including Alif Ezaffry, Daarnisha Ravi, Kertivelan Jefferson, Kchian Kumar, Lucas Siew, Marmatha Srie, Neesha Vignesarawan, Nur Wardina Bin Alias, Soon Boon Hau, Yoong Qi Jie, Nur Damia Irsalina and Abdullah Wafiy. The 12 children received prosthetic limbs worth a total of MYR 37, 971 nett. 

The young adults above 18 years old who received new prosthetics included Muhammad Syalqi, Komala Ramakrishnan, Mohmamad Riduan bin Zain and Dermendrah Ravichandran. The four young adults received limbs worth a total of MYR 56, 086 nett. 

"Gift Of Limb is an ongoing project which started in 2012 at Golden Sands Resort  as part of our EMBRACE Programme to help individual beneficiaries from all walks of life and different socio-economic groups," said Elizabeth Liew, Area CSR Manager (Penang Properties). “We are contributing to these beneficiaries in the hope that the new prosthetic limbs will enable them to lead functional and productive lives,” she added. 

Present at the presentation was Hotel Manager, Tane Picken and the Golden Sands Resort management team. 

 

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts remains committed to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner whilst balancing the interests of diverse stakeholders. In striving to be a leader in corporate citizenship and sustainable development, a corporate-level CSR Committee drives the company’s initiatives in the strategic areas of stakeholder relations, environment, health and safety, supply chain and employees. These focus areas are unified under the umbrella brand of “Sustainability”, together with  Shangri-La’s core CSR projects “Embrace” and “Sanctuary”.  Hotel-level Embrace programmes focus on Shangri-La’s Caring People Project, which aims to promote the highest level of education and health support in underprivileged communities.  Sanctuary programmes concentrate on Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project, which promotes the conservation and restoration of biodiversity.  For more information, please visit the group’s CSR section on www.shangri-la.com.

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