This year, the charity tournament was held at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Golf & Country Club (SAASGCC) in Shah Alam and received tremendous support from 150 participants.
The event raised RM447,550 thanks to the support of the generous golfers, donors and sponsors. The proceeds of the funds will be distributed to the Mazda Medicare Fund (MMF).
During the prize-giving luncheon, representatives from Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital in Penang, St Joseph’s Home, House of Love, Pusat Jagaan OKU Nur and PersatuanPenjagaan Kanak –Kanak Terencat Akal Selangor received mock cheques from Bermaz Auto Berhad executive chairman Datuk Sri Ben Yeoh.
The MMF was started in 2015 and managed by Prima Merdu Sdn Bhd, in collaboration with B. Braun Avitum Renal Services to provide life-saving haemodialysis treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with financial constraints. As of today, there are 12 such dialysis centres operating nationwide and eligible patients receive subsidised haemodialysis treatment. Over the past five years, MMF has contributed RM2.4mil and support more than 175 patients throughout Malaysia.
On top of that, MMF also supports a people with disabilities and down syndrome children. Charitable communities are carefully selected and vetted by MMF to ensure that all donations are put to good use. The MMF team consists volunteers within the Bermaz organisation and therefore, there are no additional costs involved in MMF’s operations.
This allows all donations received to go where it really matters – to the people in need.
In addition, Bermaz introduced the Mazda Privilege Card (MPC) in 2018, which is a tie-in programme with MMF whereby all sign-up fees serve as funds donated by Mazda owners.
The introduction of MPC has been well received with heart-warming support for the cause. Aside from contributing to society, owners of the MPC can also enjoy a 15% discount on Mazda genuine spare parts and official merchandise, along with a 5% discount on labour charges, which is applicable at Mazda showrooms and after sales service centres operated by Bermaz Motor and Prima Merdu.
Donations to MMF have
continued to increase, thanks to the benevolent contributions of social responsibility conscious Mazda owners who continue to engage with Bermaz Motor through various charitable programmes.
Yeoh expressed their gratitude and thanks for the unwavering support from “our valued customers, business partners, donors and sponsors in our mission to help those in need”.