PRLog - April 2, 2010 - KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Two Malaysian charities are set to receive much needed funds raised from the 6th Annual Charity Rugby Event to be held at the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur later this month. Funds raised from this year’s gala event will be donated to Bethany Home, HSBC Bank Malaysia’s chosen charity, and Women’s Aid Organisation, the charity selected by The Royal Bank of Scotland Berhad.
Title sponsors HSBC and RBS announce their nominated charities
Organised by the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC) and now in its 6th successful year, the event has raised three quarters of a million Malaysian Ringgit for Malaysian charitable causes, including HIV/AIDS Education, Breast Cancer and the National Stroke Association.
Jon Addis, Executive Director & Deputy CEO of HSBC Bank Malaysia, said, “Rugby is an emerging sport in an emerging region and it has a broad appeal and projects a clean, healthy, strong and dynamic image. It is also a sport that reflects many of the key principles by which HSBC runs its business worldwide: leadership, integrity, courage and perseverance. HSBC participates in diverse rugby sponsorships across the world and each initiative aims to unite people and cultures through the positive values of the sport. This dinner also provides us with an opportunity to give back to the community as part of our ongoing Corporate Sustainability initiatives.”
Andrew Sill, Managing Director, The Royal Bank of Scotland Berhad, said, “As a strong supporter of sporting talents, RBS is delighted to be part of the 6th KL Charity Rugby event, which gives us a unique platform to help youths achieve their sporting aspirations and contribute to community development in Malaysia. As a global organisation with an entrenched history in Malaysia, we believe we have a responsibility towards both the economic and social well-being of the country.”
Rugby legends John “Bentos” Bentley from England, Australian Tim Horan and former Scotland captain, Andy Nicol will travel to Kuala Lumpur to entertain around 450 rugby enthusiasts at the Gala Dinner with rugby presenter Justin “Sambo” Sampson as MC and Auctioneer. Around 100 rugby juniors will also get to train alongside the legends at a special Coaching Clinic, helping to foster interest in the sports at the grassroots.
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Notes to Editors:
John “Bentos” Bentley - Played as winger for England from 1988 to 1977 and also enjoyed a 9 year career in rugby league. On returning to Rugby Union was called up to the 1997 Lions tour to south Africa, scoring one of the greatest tries in rugby history.
Tim Horan - Arguably the best centre Australia has ever produced. In an 11 year career earner 80 caps, scored 30 tries and earned two World Cup Winners medals. Named Player of The Tournament in the 1999 World Cup.
Andy Nicol - Former Scotland captain, was first capped in 1992. Played 23 times at scrum half of Scotland, helping win first Calcutta Cup victory over England for 10 years. Was also called up for 1993 & 2001 Lions tours.
HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the HSBC Group. HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is headquartered in London. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 8,000 offices in 88 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. With assets of US$2,364 billion at 31 December 2009, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. HSBC is marketed worldwide as ‘the world’s local bank’.
The Royal Bank of Scotland Berhad is part of the RBS Group. The RBS group is a large international banking and financial services company. Headquartered in Edinburgh, the Group operates in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Americas and Asia, serving more than 40 million customers. The Group provides a wide range of products and services to personal, commercial and large corporate and institutional customers through its two principal subsidiaries, The Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest, as well as through a number of other well known brands including, Citizens, Ulster Bank, Coutts, Direct Line and Churchill.
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British Malaysian Chamber Of Commerce:
Established in 1964, The British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC) is a dynamic bilateral trade organisation based in Kuala Lumpur with over 300 corporate members involved in a wide range of industry sectors, including engineering, construction, automotive, oil & gas, energy, telecoms, IT, education, training, retail, hospitality, publishing, financial services, banking, insurance and corporate services. Membership includes some of the best-known international brands including HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, TNT, Standard Chartered Bank, Flowcrete, Rolls-Royce, Malaysia Airlines, Genting, YTL, UMW, Shell and many others. www.bmcc.org.my