BGC donates to underprivileged families in Sengkurong, Lumut

SIX underprivileged families in Mukim Sengkurong and Mukim Lumut Liang received food and supermarket vouchers yesterday as part of a social investment initiative by Brunei Gas Carriers (BGC). Around 50 BGC employees, led by Haji Shahbudin bin Haji Musa, Managing Director of BGC, participated in a donation and a cleaning campaign at three houses in Sengkurong, and three in Lumut. During the visits to selected families, daily necessities in the form of rice, drinks and oil, goodie bags for children, and supermarket vouchers were donated to the recipient families. Personal donations were also given to the families. Two of the recipients were Rosli bin Haji Ladi, 47, and his disabled brother Hasbi bin Haji Ladi, 51, who live in Kampong Batu Ampar. “We feel very happy and blessed for these gifts. They will help ease our burdens during the fasting month and Hari Raya,” said Rosli bin Haji Ladi. In each house visit, a short blessing ceremony with a recitation of prayers was held, followed by a presentation of donations. Project Amali was established in 2013 as part of BGC’s corporate social responsibility. BGC works closely with the Community Development Department (JAPEM) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports for the selection of families. The initiative provides an opportunity for BGC staff to be good role models and make contributions to the community, in addition to fostering a sense of connection and responsibility. Borneo Bulletin

BGC holds blood donation drive

THE Brunei Gas Carriers Sendirian Berhad (BGC) conducted a blood donation drive held at its headquarters in Jerudong. The campaign saw the Managing Director of BGC, Haji Shahbudin bin Haji Musa, taking part in the event with fellow staff and personnel. The campaign was one of the several community events held as part of the company’s social investment initiatives which is an integral element of its Healthy Lifestyle Programme (HLP). BGC has donated blood to the RIPAS Hospital Blood Donation Centre four times, and has also invited government stakeholders at the Brunei Maritime Academy (BMA), the Fire and Rescue Department and neighbouring stakeholders in the Jerudong area, to participate in its campaigns. The act of donating blood is the company’s commitment to help the community develop, as well as to raise awareness on the need for safe blood transfusions and the significant role blood donation plays in saving human lives. The campaign is held annually and aims to foster a sense of caring and responsibility among BGC staff and community to assist in replenishing the blood bank and provide aid to patients who are in urgent need of blood. Borneo Bulletin