In conjunction with the 13th anniversary of Persatuan Haemodialisis Kinabalu, Sabah.
By Louise M., Carrybeans
Persatuan Haemodialisis Kinabalu, Sabah (PHKS) will be having their annual fundraising charity bazaar soon. It is to raise funds to run the centre operations, subsidise the treatment fees for haemodialysis patients, and to create awareness of the dialysis centre to the public. They hope to raise at least RM400,000 by selling out 8,000 bazaar coupons at RM50 each and getting the kind support and generous donations from the public.
PHKS members (L-R): Hon Sheue Nee (Treasurer), Telcadora James (Organising Vice Chairlady), Simon Tan (Organising Chairman)
According to Telcadora James, the Organising Vice Chairlady, their annual charity bazaar is their main activity to raise funds for the association. They are also aiming to expand the centre to cater to more patients by adding their equipment, machine, and staff.
Gracing the event will be the Mayor of Kota Kinabalu YBhg. Datuk Dr Yeo Boon Hai together with PHKS patron Tan Sri Datuk David Chu Sui Kiong, advisor Mr Loh Suan Phang and the chairman Mr Lim Heok Chye.
There is an exciting line-up which includes a costume contest, live stage performances, various food stalls, flea market, magic tricks and shows, and fun games carnival. There is also a free health screening and blood donation drive by JCI Tanjung Aru who are joining for their 5th year.
PHKS is committed to holding this event annually as they are aware of the needs of haemodialysis patients. Any contribution in cash or benefit in kind can help make a huge difference for their patients.
Date: 28th October 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 9 am – 2 pm
Venue: Likas Sports Complex Badminton Hall
Coupons are available for sale at E West Luyang, Venition, Cempaka Square, BC Bistro, The Cruise Cafe Lounge, Runway Cafe Tanjung Aru, Airways Putatan, Cherry Restaurant and Metropot Bistro & Pub.
The highlight of the event is the AniCom “Battle of the Legends” Costume Contest. It is held in conjunction with the Charity Bazaar 2018’s theme. They chose this theme to make the bazaar a fun place for everyone young and old to attend and participate.
So, do drop by and support this bazaar because it’s all for a good cause!
Officially launched on 14th November 2005, PHKS is a non-profit making NGO. The association has dedicated itself to continue providing affordable dialysis treatments. They also want to ensure it is accessible to those in need, especially poor patients . Until today, they have provided dialysis services to a total of 61 patients.
They started with only 4 machines to provide treatments to 4 patients. Over the 13-year period, their patient intake has increased and now runs on 8 machines (with 2 machine on standby). Today, they have reached their maximum capacity of 32 patients which are referred from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, PERKESO and walk-ins.
PHKS is proud to be a place for treatment and competent provider for kidney patients regardless of their ability to pay. They hope to expand the centre by adding more equipment, machines, and staff so they can increase their patient intake.