Petron Johor Dealers collected a total of RM214,000 from 101 stations during their “Big Gift Carnival” initiative and donated it to the needy
Petron Johor Dealers had initiated a force-for-good initiative in July 2017 to March 2018 by making donation boxes available at all their cashier counters in Petron service stations. This initiative was called the “Petron Johor Dealers Big Gift Carnival 2018” as a way for the dealers to give back to the local community and help those who are in need.
One of the main reasons for this initiative was to replace some of the old dialysis machines at local centres. “Patients access to new dialysis machines was one of the key issues highlighted by the local community. This has prompted us to set up a donation drive to help these centres purchase a machine that can help more patients in Johor,” said Mohd Izhar Ahmad, dealer representative.
“We hope that with our contribution, we are able to resolve the issue of kidney patients having to wait a long time to undergo dialysis due to the aged hardware. We expect the new machines to cut down on waiting down and result in high demand for affordable treatment,” he added.
A total of RM214,000 was collected during the span of the “Big Gift Carnival”. Earlier this year, Petron dealers delivered four dialysis machines with an average cost of RM45,000 to selected dialysis centres in Johor.
Recipients who benefited from this donation drive were Masjid Jamek Bandar Baru Uda, Haemodialysis Centre of Rotary Club Kota TInggi, Yayasan Rotary Kluang Dialysis Centre, and Che Eng Khor Haemodialysis Centre in Batu Pahat, Johor.
Aiming to go further, the remainder of the funds was then donated to the needy and less fortunate. One of the recipients was Sekolah Kanak-Kanak Spastik Johor where education and rehabilitation is provided to children with cerebral palsy.
The official mock cheque handover to all respective centres was held at Komtar JBCC during the “Petron Johor Dealers Big Gift Carnival 2018”.
Gracing the event were Khairul Anwar Bachok (Director of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Johor), Dr. Selahuddeen Bin Abd Aziz (Director of the Johor Health Department), and Wan Adibah (Petron Retail Area Manager Southern Region).