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Bali Dynasty Resort Sponsors Solemen House

01 August 2017

Tuban, 1 August 2017 - Following the success of the Solemen Charity Car (a courtesy car that transports the needy and their families from the remote areas of Bali to the hospital) in January 2017, Bali Dynasty Resort continues to help the disadvantaged by sponsoring the Solemen House in Renon, Denpasar. Officially opened on Monday, 31 July 2017, the house is fully operated by the non-profit charity foundation Solemen Indonesia. The house is a massive help for the poor and their families who live far away from the hospital, and for whom basic needs such as sleeping or bathing are a rare extravagance.

The house features four bedrooms, two shared bathrooms, a living room and a communal kitchen with running water and electricity. To complete the house, the Bali Dynasty Resort has also donated many of the furnishings, including beds, TV, fridges and more. Located on Jalan Tukad Oos in Renon, the house is within close proximity to the Sanglah Hospital, the main and most complete hospital facility in Bali. Transfer to and from the hospital is easily organised at no cost via Bali Dynasty Resort’s charity car, which is operating every day.

In July 2017, Bali Dynasty Resort also funded a project to build toilets and shower blocks for an impoverished community of 26 people in Gerokgak, North Bali. Previously, the families had to use the beach and the sea as a toilet.

Bali Dynasty Resort’s charity commitment with Solemen started in 2016 under the tagline “HELP FRIENDS FOR LIFE”. To date, the Resort has committed to assist five SoleBuddies with their ongoing long term care and education, while at the same time assisting many individuals with one-off donations such as wheelchairs, prosthetic legs and medical treatments, all of which have had a great impact on the individuals’ lives. The money is raised through various fundraising efforts such as everyday poolside games, donation boxes around the Resort, the voluntary $2 donation when checking out, and the twice-weekly Charity Quiz Night at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub, held every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm, at which everyone is welcome. For more information about the charity, please visit: http://bdr.pphotels.com/helpful-info/charity/.

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Bali Dynasty Resort is a member of Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts and is one of South Kuta’s well established family resorts, renowned for its warm Balinese hospitality. An award winning family resort, it features 313 rooms and suites which sleep up to five people and a huge array of fun facilities that keeps everyone entertained, making it a home away from home for leisure travellers from around the world. Strategically located on the famous South Kuta Beach strip, the Resort is only ten minutes drive from the airport and located within walking distance of many small restaurants and bars, Kuta Art Market, Waterbom Park and two large shopping malls. www.bdr.pphotels.com

Yayasan Solemen Indonesia or simply “Solemen” is a Bali-based Indonesian registered non-profit foundation working alongside accredited agencies and projects to alleviate suffering and support the disadvantaged in Bali. Solemen was formed in October 2010 by founder Robert Epstone, who then vowed to walk barefoot until he raised a million dollars. www.solemen.org

Contact:
Agus Mahardana (Public Relations Manager)
Bali Dynasty Resort
Address: Jalan Kartika, Tuban, South Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
Phone: +62 361 752 403 | Email: pr@bdr.pphotels.com | Website: www.bdr.pphotels.com

Robert Epstone (Founder)
Solemen IndonesiaPhone: 08164701948 | Email: robert.epstone@solemen.org | Website: www.solemen.org

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