Bank steps in to help children with cerebral palsy

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MIRI: More than twenty children with cerebral palsy at Wishesland Miri will now have better equipment for balancing and positioning therapy.

New equipment costing RM20,000 was sponsored by OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) through its branch here in collaboration with Lions Club of Batu Niah (Lions Club).

Deputy Minister for Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts I Datuk Sebastian Ting unveiled it on Saturday.

Wishesland Miri is a non-profit organisation founded during the height of the pandemic in 2020 by a group of parents and volunteers to support children with cerebral palsy.

Lions Club of Batu Niah President Alice Yong Choon Tho, described OCBC Bank’s support as a timely blessing as they wanted to help the centre function better.

“We heard of the good work being done by this local group of parents who set up Wishesland not too long ago and figured it would be good to assist the children. We would like to thank OCBC Bank for stepping forward to provide the much-needed financial and morale support,” she said.

OCBC Bank’s Head of Business Banking & Commercial Banking here Lawrence Liew said the contribution was part of its efforts to become even more engaged in the community.

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