Media Release


23 December 2021

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The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) continues to embrace the spirit of giving this Christmas season, gifting 152 pairs of school shoes to the children in the Salvation Army Children’s Home and the Salvation Army Boys Home earlier today. 

Each of the 76 children received two pairs of school shoes and three pairs of black socks, for their use during the 2022 school year. 

“Usually, we look forward to inviting the children over at The Raintree Restaurant for Christmas, with a warm meal and gifts surrounded by our Christmas decorations for a festive mood. We weren’t able to do that again this year, for the children’s safety, so we decided to bring our gifts to them instead,” said Eric Van Piggelen, Chief Executive Officer of BCCK.  

“We hope the school shoes and socks will serve them well in the upcoming school year, and we wish them the best in their studies and the pursuit of their dreams,” he said. 

The children at the Salvation Army Children’s Home also received a specially packed Christmas meal from BCCK.  

The Chief Financial Officer of BCCK, Joseph Chung and Executive Chef of BCCK, Tawfeeq Seow personally delivered the shoes and food to the expecting children. 

Every year, BCCK works hard to bring aid to those who need it within various organisations throughout Kuching, as a part of the Centre’s ongoing efforts to give back to the communities of Kuching that need it most. 

In October this year, BCCK also participated and contributed to the Dyslexia Association of Sarawak during their Charity E-Market. 

BCCK is certified halal by Sarawak Islamic Affairs Department (JAIS) and has certification in ISO 22000:2005 Food Management Systems, Malaysian Standard 1480:2007 Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System. Its facilities provide for all diners from all backgrounds from ample hassle-free parking and ambient dining space.