Wing Bank and Cellcard support AHC by joining the annual Bon Pkar Prak Mohasamaki
The Royal Group of Companies helped raise funds to assist the Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC), which has been facing financial hardship during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Royal Group of Companies chairman and CEO Neak Oknha Kith Meng along with his companies – Wing Bank and Cellcard, as well as Wing Cash Xpress agents, customers and partners – participated in the annual Bon Pkar Prak Mohasamaki ceremony to raise the funds.
It was the second time that Wing Bank has participated in the fundraising event.
Royal Group of Companies and Wing Bank COO Lok Chumteav Mao Chamnan said: “Being a mother, I know the experience of when a child is having health issues. You are always worried. This is heightened when your child is sick and it is difficult to find reliable treatment.”
Neak Oknha Kith Meng, Lok Chumteav Mao Chamnan and her family donated 10 million riel ($2,500) to the eighth annual Bon Pkar Prak Mohasamaki.
Wing Bank, which committed 20 million riel ($5,000) for the event, encouraged employees and the public on social media to donate to the cause. The bank has a standing policy of waiving fees for all donations to AHC.
Cellcard donated 10 million riel ($2,500) and helped raise public awareness about the fundraising nationwide.
AHC has seen a drop in donations during the pandemic, and this year’s event was held to ensure that the hospital can continue providing free medical treatment to financially vulnerable children as household incomes decline.
The event included online discourses on the AHC by renowned venerated monks from August 13 to August 28 and culminated on August 29.
AHC director Dr Ngoun Chanpheaktra said: “The funds raised from the Bon Pkar Prak Mohasamaki will be crucial in keeping our operations running with quality and compassion. On behalf of the AHC and patients, we are thankful to Neak Oknha Kith Meng and Lok Chumteav Mao Chamnan, their colleagues from the Royal Group and other donors for their valuable contributions.”
As one of the leading paediatric health centre in the country, AHC has provided free, high-quality healthcare to children across the Kingdom since 1999. Daily, the hospital treats more than 400 children, costing around $6 million annually.
Last year, AHC treated 97,069 children and trained 73,908 medical staff, nursing students and parents. It also taught 56,747 people in villages, schools and hospitals across the Kingdom.
The social and economic impacts of the pandemic have affected AHC, with the hospital experiencing difficulties in hosting fundraising activities and funding from donors continuing to drop.
Wing customers who wish to support AHC are encouraged to donate through the nearly 10,000 Wing Cash Xpress agents across the Kingdom or via the Wing Money App.
Clients can donate in riel through the account number “9122”, or in US dollars using the account number “8122”.