More than 100 individuals braved the needle and bled for a cause at Al Bukhari Textiles’ blood donation drive held at its establishment in Aman Hills Shopping Centre recently.
The campaign was jointly held for two nights with RIPAS Blood Bank Centre to commemorate the holy month of Ramadhan with the aim to help individuals in need of blood transfusion.
It was the second blood donation event organised by the textile retail store, following a positive response from its first initiative.
For this year, the drive was held on 27 and 28 April with 58 and 51 successful donors, respectively.
In an interview with The Bruneian, frequent donor Afifah Judin said that it was her 12th donation and that she enjoyed doing so.
“I feel more energetic after donating as my blood is being renewed. I’m doing this to also help those who need blood and it is one of the ways to contribute back to the community,” said the 27-year-old.
Moreover, for third-timer Celestine Shim, she knows that her O-blood type is categorised as universal donor and she previously donated at the blood bank centre.
“I know that 1 pint of blood can save three lives and understand that our bone marrow replenishes the blood cells in the body,” said the 18-year-old biological science student.
Sahring the same sentiment, another donor Mohd Isa said that blood donation is a good deed especially during the holy month of Ramadhan.
“This is my third time and for those who are afraid to donate, just try as it is beneficial for you and others,” he said.
For the manager of Al Bukhari Textiles, Fakhri Alam, the company is indeed grateful and happy with the overwhelming response from the public who came to bleed for a cause at the drive.
Al Bukhari on-going promotion
Apart from that, the local textile brand is currently offering 60 per cent discount on all items available at its retail stores nationwide for four straight days starting from 29 April until 2 May.
The exclusive deal is held in conjunction with the much-anticipated Brunei Mega Sales, giving opportunities for locals prepare for the upcoming festive season.
Celebrate this Raya in style with Al Bukhari’s attractive range of latest fabrics, modern and classic wear for women, men and children alike – shop for anything from top to toe.
For the ladies, Al Bukhari has the latest ready-to-wear dress and luxurious, colourful kaftans, the perfect choice for your fashionable Raya.
The boutique also has classic and modern ready-made kurtas for the men as well as fabric and sinjangs to match their cara melayu wear.
Moreover, complete your look with a touch of elegance of the trendy tudung, shawl and scarf from brands such as Kashka and Sharqiaa, among others.
If you are looking for fabric, look no further as the store has a range of textiles including American Cotton, Uptime Fabric, Printed Crepe Silk, lace sets and many more.
See the great deals up close by visiting any of their branches near you and for updates, follow their Instagram and Facebook @albukharitextiles
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN