Nestlé ROCKers Bring Cheer to Children In Paediatric Ward

To Press Releases listKuala Lumpur,May 26, 2015

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad (Nestlé Malaysia) today organised a donation drive to collect books and toys for children in University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC)’s Paediatric Ward and School in Hospital.
  • The collection was part of Nestlé Malaysia’s Reaching Out to Community and Kids (ROCKS) Employee Volunteer Programme.
  • Volunteers, known as Nestlé ROCKERS, personally delivered over 300 books and toys to close to 30 children in UMMC, bringing along stationery and balloons to create a festive afternoon for the kids to enjoy.

The Paediatric Ward of University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) was filled with cheer today, as Nestlé Malaysia paid a special visit to the children there for its Reaching Out to Community and Kids (ROCKS) Employee Volunteer Programme.

Nestlé Malaysia organised a donation drive amongst their employees for children’s books and toys over the last two weeks, collecting over 300 books, toys, and board games for UMMC. Following the collection period, the employee volunteers, fondly known as Nestlé ROCKers, personally delivered the educational material to the children.

The items were donated to UMMC’s School in Hospital, which provides educational facilities to children who are receiving treatment in UMMC, and to the Paediatric Ward. During the visit, Nestlé ROCKERS also spent quality time with the children, bringing along stationery items and balloons to create a festive afternoon for the kids to enjoy.

In line with its commitment to making meaningful contributions to society, the Nestlé ROCKS Programme aims to enrich the lives of those in need, in the community. The programme provides an avenue for the employees of Nestlé Malaysia to involve themselves in the Company’s community initiatives and do their part for society.

Zainun Nur Abdul Rauf, Executive Director of Group Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Malaysia, said, “We are pleased to have had such a positive response from Nestlé staff for the donation drive. It was a heart-warming experience to see the joy in the children’s faces during our visit. Nestlé’s philosophy of Creating Shared Value (CSV) is a fundamental part of our way of doing business, and we firmly believe in the importance of reaching out to the community in which we operate. This has been at the heart of the Nestlé ROCKS programme since it was established 10 years ago, and we are glad our employees are embracing this and actively participating. We look forward to more opportunities to continue touching lives and making a positive difference.”

Sister Zarina Bt. Yaakob, Ward Manager, UMMC, said, “This is a very meaningful gesture from Nestlé Malaysia. Along with the generous donation of books and toys, the fact that the volunteers personally visited the children and spent the afternoon with them really meant the world to them. We would like to sincerely thank Nestlé Malaysia for all the effort they have put into this for the kids.”

Nestlé Malaysia recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of the ROCKS Programme, which has embarked on various initiatives to improve the lives of the less fortunate in society. Over the past decade, Nestlé ROCKS programme has also organised a host of activities, including building homes for the needy in Kg. Hulu Tamu, together with TetraPak, community outreach to the orang asli community in Ulu Batu, Ulu Yam, as well as visits to old folks’ homes and activities with underprivileged children during festive occasions such as Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, and Deepavali.

About Nestlé Malaysia Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer and a leader in Nutrition, Health and Wellness, is headquartered in Switzerland. Since 1866, Nestlé has been committed to providing high quality, tasty, safe and nutritious products to our consumers, in line with our promise of Good Food, Good Life. Nourishing Malaysians since 1912, Nestlé has earned the trust of our consumers through our quality brands and products, as well as our commitment to improve the lives of the communities in which we operate. At Nestlé, our consumers are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to delight our consumers by offering the best quality products; staying true to our Swiss roots while maintaining our Halal excellence and integrity. To learn more about how we have been nourishing Malaysians for over a century, do visit www.nestle.com.my or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NestleMalaysia.
 

For more information, please contact:
Maxine Lim
Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad
Tel: (+603) 7965 5185
Mobile: +6012-353 1337
E-mail: Maxine.Lim@my.nestle.com

Joanne Lim or Yasmin Kadir
acorn communications
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