Friday, 21 November 2014

Charity added value for our event - Introducing Befrienders Penang

We are bringing in a charity added value as part of this event and we are glad to have Befrienders Penang at our event. Befrienders Penang is a non-profit organisation that provides emotional support to those who are depressed.

Befrienders Penang will be giving a talk on "Introduction To Befrienders Penang" which will touch on who they are, what they do and how they provide emotional support and help alleviate feelings of distress in the hope to prevent suicide. Their chairperson, Ms. Chueng Kwan Leng, will be present during the event to deliver the talk.

Ms. Chueng Kwan Leng
Chairperson of Befrienders Penang

During this event, our guests get to network with each other and it would be good to meet new people and talk. Of course, this is provided the guests are comfortable with talking to others as we understand some might feel more comfortable observing the environment and listening to the talks instead. Most of the time, events will allow guests to meet new people apart from learning or eating together and it would not hurt to meet someone new for that person might become your friend for life. Do not worry though, if you prefer to observe instead, as you can enjoy the food served and there will be talks lined up in our event programme.

Every now and then, people might feel like they need someone to listen to them and find it difficult to speak to someone they trust, then this might lead to depression in some cases. Befrienders Penang can offer their service to listen confidentially to those who are depressed or have suicidal tendencies. If you would like to make a donation to Befrienders Penang you may donate to them directly at our event. We are also looking for kind companies and generous people to sponsor a booth and dinner tickets to their members who will be present at this event. For those who require tax exemption receipts, you may pay directly to Befrienders Penang who will issue you the receipt.

Befrienders Penang's contact details are as follows :

Address : PO Box 751, Georgetown, 10790 Penang, Malaysia
Contact number : +604-2815161 or +604-2811108
E-mail address : pat@befpen.org