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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thank You Baiduri Bank for the donations

Baiduri donates $60,000 to charities

May 3rd, 2010

The Baiduri Masters Charity Golf came to an end yesterday with a new record as having seen the largest participation in any golf event in the country after two weeks of intense competition among players.
The prize presentation ceremony was held last night at the Manggis Ballroom, Hua Ho Manggis Mall.
In attendance was YAM Pengiran Muda Abdul Muqtadir. Other guests included Cabinet Ministers, members of foreign diplomatic missions, sponsors, golfers and senior officials of Baiduri Bank Group.

In his welcome address, Pierre Imhof, General Manager of Baiduri Bank, thanked all event partners, sponsors and participants for their contributions.
Speaking on the objective of Baiduri Masters, Mr Imhof said, “The main objective of Baiduri Masters is to raise funds for local charities that support people with special needs and promote activities that would help special people gain acceptance in the wider society. It is with the generous contributions from everyone that special people in Brunei may be assured of that opportunity”.

The Baiduri Masters is acknowledged as the biggest and most prestigious golfing event in Brunei and this year marked the 15th year it has been held. This year saw a new record number of 1,067 registrations, breaking its record last year of 971.

The organisers introduced two new features – the ‘cut’ for the top 20 golfers to play for the green jacket, and Panaga Golf Club as a second venue. This is the first time a gold tournament was held simultaneously at two golf courses in Brunei.

From the tournament proceeds and part of Baiduri’s charity contributions, Baiduri Bank Group donated $60,000 to several charity and welfare organisations during the ceremony last night.
First on the recipient list was Pusat Ehsan which received $20,000 to help with the construction of a new classroom block at the centre. Hj Ahmad Hj Abd Rahman, Policy and Training Trustee of the Centre received the cheque on the centre’s behalf.

A second cheque for $20,000 was presented to SMARTER Brunei to help meet the cost of a new building in Jerudong for the association. On hand to receive the cheque was Malai Haji Abdullah Malai Haji Othman, President of SMARTER Brunei.

Three other establishments that support children with special needs were also presented with donations from Baiduri Bank Group.

A cheque of $7,500 was presented to Learning Ladders Society and received by its president, Dr Sharina Hj Yunus. Another $7,500 was given to the Child Development Centre of RIPAS Hospital and received by Pengiran Martini Pg Hj Tahir from CDC, and $5,000 was donated to Special Education Unit, Ministry of Education and was received by Bukit Hidup. All donations were presented by Mr Imhof

Coutesy of Sahrol Daud.