Rabobank and KLM partner in Charity Tulip Sale Rabobankjoins 400th anniversary of Dutch arrival in New York What? KLM's Annuai Charity Tulip Sale When? 9 May, 2009 Where? Sungei Wang Plaza, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia On 9 May, KLM flew 3,000 freshly- cut tulips into Malaysia as part of its Charity Tulip Sale. Annually on the eve of Mother's Day, tulips are sold to the public with all proceeds going towards the Children's Cancer Fund at the Universitiy Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). The non-profit Children's Cancer Fund is run by a team of dedicated volunteers together with the staff of the UMMC Paediatric Oncology Unit. It assists economically disadvantaged patients with medication, equipment or other supplies that are not provided for free or are only subsidised by the hospital. The fund is also used to purchase equipment for the children's cancer ward. Event co-sponsor Rabobank con- tributed two Malaysian ringgits for every tulip sold and encouraged its corporate clients in Malaysia to place orders for the tulips. Mr. Goh Chong Theng, Rabobank's General Manager Singapore Malaysia said: "As a Dutch F&A bank, Rabobank is honoured to be able to join hands with KLM in this meaningful community outreach initiative, while also promoting one of the symbols of the Netherlands." What?4OOth anniversary of Dutch arrival in New York When? 23 July, 2009 throughout the summer Where? Museum of the City of New York locations across the city It was 400 years ago that Henry Hudson sailed up the river that now bears his name and, on behalf of the Dutch East India Company, established a trading post that would go on to become New York. To commemorate that historie date, the cities of New York and Amsterdam are hosting a series of special events, exhibitions and projects throughout 2009 that celebrate the founding of New York City by the Dutch. Rabobank is sponsoring some of the key organisations and projects, and is offering its employees 'insider ac cess' to some of the best exhibits and events. One of the key events will be a special recep tion for Rabobank employees in New York and New Jersey, which will be held on 23 July at the Museum of the City of New York. Employees will have the opportunity to tour the exhibits and listen to a special presentation by Russell Shorto, author of the book 'Island at the Center of the World', on how the Dutch came to found New York. issue 20 THE WORD

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