Wednesday January 2, 2013
From stocks and bonds to trading food and beverages
BURSA Malaysia staff recently donned aprons, swapped their office gear for ladles and spatulas before going beyond the call of duty to raise funds for charity through a cookout session.
The event, named “The Great Cookout”, was put together in line with the organisation’s corporate social responsibility programme.
The session raised a total of RM12,150 in three hours.
The amount will be donated to several non-profit and charitable organisations in the Klang Valley comprising welfare homes (Good Samaritan Homes, Rumah Kebajikan Karunai Illam, Persatuan Al Fikrah, Positive Shelter Home and Persatuan Kebajikan Al Hidayah), soup kitchens (Pertiwi and Kechara) and hospital (pediatric ward, University Malaya Medical Centre).
Bursa Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Tajuddin Atan was impressed with the cohesiveness and commitment displayed by the participants.
“The event raised our staff’s morale. All they wanted was to show they cared by giving back to society,” he said.
The event started at 11am and attracted participation from seven of the organisation’s business units, namely Securities Market, Bursa Malaysia Derivatives, Regulation, Corporate Services, Market Operations, Technology System and CEO’s Office.
In a “friendly-competitive spirit”, the teams set out to prepare their stalls and food and beverages.
The array of food on sale comprised local favourites, Western treats and self-created combinations. Each team came up with different themes such as “Great Malaysian BBQ”, “Propa Gangnam”, “MO Pirates” and “Wild Wild West” .
Bursa Malaysia’s management committee also joined in the merry-making, helping to prepare and serve up the delicacies, to the delight and appreciation of the staff and customers.
Thanks to customers who even came from nearby and adjoining buildings/companies, the food was sold out within a matter of hours.