The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia today hosted its Charity Golf Championship 2022 at Tropicana Golf and Country Resort to raise funds for the ‘Back-to-School’ programme. The event has successfully raised close to RM500,000 for the programme, which is the highest amount ever raised since the inception of the golf championship.
The funds raised will be part of the RM1.5 million worth of school essentials to be distributed to primary school children from B40 families and underprivileged children across Malaysia.
The annual golf championship, which is now in its 29th edition, focuses on raising funds to assist children and their families in need. RMHC Malaysia aims to better the lives of the underprivileged children, aligned with its core pillars of Health, Education and Welfare.
“We hope that the distribution of the school packs would ease the financial burden of the children’s families, as the start of the new school year rolls around. These children deserve to start the new school year with joy, excitement, and motivation,” said Dato’ Azmir Jaafar, President of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC Malaysia) cum Managing Director and Local Operating Partner, McDonald’s Malaysia.
“RMHC Malaysia believes that education is the fundamental right of every child. With this financial aid in the form of school packs, the children can focus on their education and continue to hone their creativity and knowledge, to reach their fullest potential,” added Dato’ Azmir Jaafar.
As of last year, nearly RM10 million has been raised for the ‘Back to School’ programme, which has positively impacted the lives of more than 100,000 children nationwide.
This year’s event was made even more special with the presentation of medical grants to four welfare funds in selected hospitals, namely National Heart Institute (IJN) Foundation, Tabung Pesakit Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM), Tabung Pesakit Hospital Tunku Azizah (HTA) and Tabung Pesakit Hospital Pakar Kanak-Kanak (HPKK) UKM. These grants will be given to children ages from 1 to 18, who are in need of financial assistance to undergo medical treatment, or to purchase medical equipment or medication.
“Every child’s life is important and RMHC Malaysia strives to help as many underserved families as possible in improving the health of their children. We hope the funds can ease the families’ financial burden while fulfilling their medical needs,” said Dato’ Azmir.
RMHC Malaysia has been providing medical grants to children welfare funds since 2018, amounting to about RM470,000 to date.