In an effort to raise funds for the 12-hour ambulance service in Permatang Tinggi and Jalan Raja Uda in Butterworth, Penang, the Malaysian Red Crescent Society Island chapter organised a charity food fair.
The event, in Methodist Boys School Penang (MBS), saw people from all walks of life doing their part for charity. Organising committee chairman Nancy Cheah thanked all who made the event a success on Sunday. “We are glad to see everyone here doing their part for a good cause,” she said during the speech.
A total of 47 stalls served various types of food, including Thai, Korean, Malay, Indian and Chinese cuisines. There were also stalls selling vegetarian and halal dishes. There was also a string of performances by various groups of dancers.
Students from seven schools, Penang Free School, St Xavier’s Institution, Methodist Girls School, SMK Seri Mutiara, SMK Westlands and MBS were also in the thick of action.
Air Itam Assemblyman Wong Hon Wai later presented certificates of appreciation to those who were involved in the fair.
Penang Heritage Walk 2013 — Jointly organised by the Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) Penang Branch and Kwong Wah Yit Poh, the annual event which was into its fifth year saw participants from all walks of life gathering as early as 6.30am before the recent event’s 8am flag off in front of the Town Hall at the Esplanade.
The participants of the 5km walk passed through the George Town heritage enclave before heading back to the starting point.
Among the heritage sites covered by the walk were the Penang Islamic Museum, Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh, Dr Sun Yat Sen Penang Base, St George’s Church, Goddess of Mercy Temple, Sri Mahamariamman Temple and Masjid Kapitan Keling.
Student Janice Tan, 14, said she looked forward to participating in the event after hearing about it from her friends. “I love the idea of taking pictures while walking and enjoying the scenic and historic sites with my friends.”
For S. Raju, 17, the walk was a good way to spend time with his family members who also participated in the event. “This is a healthy activity which is different from what we usually do such as shopping or watching movies,” he added.
MRC Penang branch chairman Datuk B.J. Yeang said the turnout for the walk was very encouraging and showed that Penangites were still very health conscious. “The turnout shows that they acknowledge walking as an excellent form of exercise. Many companies and organisations have also given us their support by sending their staff members to join us in the walk. To these companies and organisations as well as others who have supported the event, I thank you for your support,” she added.
A lucky draw was also held in conjunction with the event which was flagged off by Komtar assemblyman Teh Lai Heng.
“Life Is Love Charity Musical Concert 2013” is an event organized by the Malaysian Red Crescent, Penang Branch. This musical concert will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 7.00pm at the Straits Quay Convention Central, Penang. The main objective of organizing this concert is to obtain support from the public and collect donations for the Ambulance Service Operation Fund. Currently, the Malaysian Red Crescent, Penang Branch operates a Free Emergency Ambulance Service Programme to serve to the public. Every year, this programme needs a lot of funds for maintenance, operational cost, replenishing of medical supplies and upgrading of equipment. Hence, the Malaysian Red Crescent, Penang Branch hopes to get support from the public through the purchase of tickets for this musical concert or through donation and sponsorship for this humanitarian programme which is designed to help those who need.
This charity musical concert’s ticket is categorised into 4 zones, namely VVIP Zone (RM499), VIP Zone (RM299), Angel Zone (RM199) and Love Zone (RM99). Tickets can be obtained at several locations as listed below:
1. MALAYSIAN RED CRESCENT PENANG BRANCH
26, Jalan Grove, 11400 Penang.
Tel : 04-8275678
2. COMPUTER STITCH SDN. BHD.
6171, Jalan Ong Yi How, Kawasan Perindustrian Ringan Teras Jaya, 13400 Butterworth.
Tel : 012-4080345
3. ORANGE TEA – GURNEY PLAZA
170-B1-K21, Gurney Plaza, Pesiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang.
Tel : 016-4523335
4. ORANGE TEA – E-GATE
1-01-09, E-Gate, Lebuh Tunku Kudin 2, 11700 Gelugor, Penang
Tel : 016-4523335
5. KOREAN BEAUTY SQUARE
UG-09, Sunway Carnival Mall Seberang Jaya, Penang.
Tel : 04-3992780
6. IKE SUSHI
No. 7, Lorong Maju Utama 2,
Pusat Perniagaan Maju Utama,
14000 Bukit Mertajam. Penang.
Tel : 04-5309171
THE Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) will be organising the MRC Ambulance Service Charity Concert next month to raise funds for their 12-hour ambulance service at Permatang Tinggi, Seberang Prai.
The concert will run for two nights on Nov 10 and 11 at the Wawasan Open University in Penang. It will feature the 19-member vocal group Dolci Voci. For two hours, audience will be mesmerised by songs from the Beatles as well as jazz numbers and oldies.
MRC Penang chairman Datuk B.J. Yeang, who is also the organising chairman of the concert, said that each year, the branch needed RM220,000 to maintain and sustain their 12-hour ambulance service in Permatang Tinggi. “The amount is big because there are at least four trained paramedics on duty each day. They get paid for their full-time service. We also have to spend on petrol, maintenance, medical supplies and other things. The service is provided on a daily basis from 7am to 7pm because accidents always happen during peak hours,” she said at a press conference at Gurney Paragon. She encouraged music lovers and the public to attend the charity concert which they hoped could raise more than RM200,000.
State Public Works, Utilities and Transportation Committee chairman Lim Hock Seng said that the ambulance service played an important role in helping the government hospitals to answer distress calls from the public.
At the same event, Boon Siew Honda, Lam Wah Ee Hospital and well-wisher Joanne Lim presented a RM10,000 mock cheque each to MRC for the concert.
Donors for the concert can also participate in the beating of gong (RM3,000) or ribbon-cutting ceremony (RM1,000) during the premiere night on Nov 10. All donations to MRC are tax-exempted. Admission to the charity concert is by way of donation, at amounts of RM200, RM100 and RM50. For more information, contact Cindy Liao or Lim Choon Keat of MRC at 04-8275678.