Wednesday, October 07, 2015



Kuala Lumpur, 17 September 2015 – The BEST DAMN EXCUSE!, an animal-rescue fundraising cum
awareness event, is back!

Themed ‘Halloween Edition’, the BEST DAMN EXCUSE! will be held on 10 October at El Sid’s Bar at
Jalan Setiapuspa, Damansara Heights to raise funds for non-profit animal welfare organisation
CherishLife Home as well as to raise awareness on animal adoption.

Set up in August 2013, CherishLife Home is a private/self-funded/non-profit organisation initiated
to rescue, nurse and rehabilitate traumatised and injured animals. Founded by animal lover Lau
Choy Sze, or Auntie Winnie as she is fondly known, the shelter currently houses 254 dogs and
41 cats. CherishLife Home is a registered private/self-funded organisation and has no direct source
of income and relies on donations from the public to cover all expenses, including veterinary bills,
food for the animals and monthly utility bills.

This time, BEST DAMN EXCUSE! hopes to raise as much as RM26,885, of which some of the funds
will go towards purchasing a generator that can sustain and keep CherishLife Home running
smoothly during power cuts, as well as to purchase animal kibbles.

“Last year, with the amount raised, I managed to pay off some of the outstanding veterinary bills
and buy some kibbles for the animals in the shelter, for which I’m extremely grateful. I was also

very happy with the turnout last year. It was a very joyous occasion not only for pet owners, but
for us as we felt we had successfully raised awareness on the importance of giving animals a

second chance through adoption,” said Auntie Winnie.

“This year, I hope we will raise enough funds for a generator, which will be used to run water
pumps, supplying water used for cleaning the shelter and bathing the dogs, during power cuts,”

said Auntie Winnie.

“With this being the third BEST DAMN EXCUSE! we have organised, we feel this is a great event as
it is fun for the whole family and more importantly, it helps create awareness on the importance
of animal adoption,” said Dee Dee Quah, the organiser of BEST DAMN EXCUSE!.

Held from 4pm to 8pm, BEST DAMN EXCUSE! Halloween Edition features various activities such as
a pet buffet, lucky draws, auctions, sale of CherishLife Home merchandise as well as items for
pets, kids and adults alike. Patrons of El-Sid’s also get to enjoy happy hour on all draught beers.

“Adopt & Give an animal a second chance”

CHERISHLIFE HOME (PPM-018-10-30082013)

Lot 9025 & 9026, Kampung Sungai Macau,
Batu 14, 43100 Ulu Langat
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Contact Number: 6012 3321256

In line with the Halloween theme, there will be a best-dressed competition for dog and owner,
a treat-hunting competition, and a pumpkin-carving competition for adults, among other

This event is targeted at all non-Muslims -adults and kids alike. It is also a dog-friendly event,
allowing pet owners to have a fun day out with their pets and to meet other animal lovers.

As the venue sponsor, Sid’s Pubs will be donating a percentage of proceeds raised from the sale of

food and beverage to CherishLife Home.

“This is the third time Sid’s Pub will become the venue sponsor for CherishLife Home’s BEST DAMN
EXCUSE! We are privileged to be given the opportunity to help out CherishLife Home and to play
our part in improving animal welfare,” said Geoff Siddle, Managing Director of Sid’s Pubs.

For more information on CherishLife Home, kindly visit



BEST DAMN EXCUSE! is a charity event aimed at raising funds and awareness for various nonprofit
organisations. Created by animal-lover and volunteer Dee Dee Quah, the BEST DAMN
EXCUSE! is supported and made possible by volunteers and sponsors who work together to
organise a fun-filled event. All proceeds raised through the event goes to the respective charity
Home. The first BEST DAMN EXCUSE! was held in 2013.

Issued by:

Winnie Lau Choy Sze
President, CherishLife Home
Tel: 012-332 1256


Wong Ee Laine

012-679 7711

Dee Dee Quah

012-239 0081

“Adopt & Give an animal a second chance”

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