To mark its fifth anniversary, Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching organised a special charity event for the benefit of children with cancer.
Fourteen volunteers went bald at the “Going Bald for Kids with Cancer” at the hotel here on Saturday, as part of the efforts to raise funds for the Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society (SCCS). The event was part of SCCS’s annual ‘Go Bald’ event which is now running into its sixth year. The ‘Go Bald 6.0’ will officially kick off on 4 May 2014 at the CityONE Megamall in Kuching.
Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching led the way with a donation of RM6,300 to SCCS. As a show of support towards children with cancer and their families, 14 staff members of the hotel had their heads shaved, led by Tune Hotels Country Head for Malaysia, Kishore Suppiah and Teo Beng Hock, Group Financial Controller of Limar Group.
To bump it up, Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching is also pledging RM5 for each online booking made from 22 March up to 28 March 2014 for immediate stays up until 30 April 2014, in addition to a 20 percent discount. Guests can log on to www.tunehotels.com to book and participate.
Proceeds to benefit Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his is on top of an offline donation drive organised by the hotel staff as well as a donation box placed at the hotel reception. The sums will be tallied and all proceeds will go towards SCCS for the benefit of children with cancer.
Kishore Suppiah said: “This is a very meaningful way to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching. We are very proud to be working with the SCCS and be part of this year’s Go Bald 6.0 to help support the unfortunate children as well as their families and loved ones. We want to tell them to always be strong, keep on fighting and stay positive… that their hair loss is only temporary and part of the recovery process. After all, being bald is cool!”
SCCS Manager Jodie Sim said: “We are very pleased to have Tune Hotels coming on board for Go Bald 6.0 this year. We hope our Go Bald tour covering Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri this year will be the biggest ever. We look forward to more volunteers and donors who will come forward and participate for this noble cause.”
After Kuching on 4 May, the Go Bald 6.0 tour will stop at Delta Mall in Sibu on 11 May, followed by Parkcity Mall in Bintulu (18 May) and Miri’s Bintang Megamall (25 May).
Go Bald is an awareness cum fundraising event initiated by SCCS in 2009. The funds raised have gone towards providing financial assistance to needy families of a cancer child, accommodation and food for outstation patients, medical consumables, bone marrow transplants and in-ward tuition for the child patients.
SCCS also provides, counselling and emotional support to child patients and families, aside from organising fun outing and camps for them as a temporary getaway from their treatment. For more information, visit SCCS website www.sccs.my or Go Bald Facebook page www.facebook.com/GoBald.
The 135-room Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching opened its doors for business on 2 March 2009. It was the third hotel in the network.
Situated along the city’s famed riverside, the hotel is a perfect gateway to explore both the old charm and new attractions of Kuching. Technically located within Kuching’s modern commercial sector which offers a myriad of entertainment and shopping experience, the hotel is also just a few minutes’ walk from the Main Bazaar that houses centuries-old shophouses now mainly selling a wide variety of traditional craft and gifts.
Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching has been ranked among the Top 15 Bargain Hotels in Malaysia by TripAdvisor in 2013, the world’s largest travel website. TripAdvisor also awarded it with a Certificate of Excellence for continuous favourable feedback it received from guests.
Another Tune Hotel in Sarawak is located in Bintulu.
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]une Hotels provides international-class high-quality accommodation at central locations and focuses on key essentials but minus the generally underused facilities found in other hotels such as swimming pools, business centres and gymnasiums. By doing away with these costly and high-maintenance facilities, Tune Hotels is able to pass on savings to its guests.
There are currently over 40 Tune Hotels available for booking across Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, the UK, Australia, India and Japan.
Tune Hotels is part of Tune Group, a lifestyle business conglomerate co-founded by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, who are the Group CEO and Executive Chairman respectively of Asia’s largest low cost carrier AirAsia.
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