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Heritage walk aimed at raising funds for Red Crescent

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

ABOUT 2,000 people are expected to take part in the 9th Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Heritage Walk 2017 on July 16 in Penang.

Jointly organised by the MRCS Penang branch, BSG Property and Kwong Wah Yit Poh, the event will be flagged off at Methodist Boys’ School in Jalan Air Itam at 8am.

The 5km walk will start and end at the school.

Participants will pass sites such as Suffolk House, Penang Free School and the governor’s official residence Seri Mutiara in Jalan Utama.

The routes also covers Jalan Air Itam, Jalan York, Jalan Scotland, Jalan Air Itam, Jalan Han Chiang, Jalan Masjid Negeri, Jalan Free School, Jalan Terengganu and Jalan Kampar.

MRCS Penang branch vice- chairman II Datuk Khoo Cheok Sin said they hoped to raise RM200,000 from the walk.

“The fund is for our many humanitarian projects.

“We need to train our members in first aid and rescue skills as well as in disaster relief and management.

“Those donating RM300 or above will be invited to take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the start of the walk,” he said at a press conference at the MRCS Penang office.

MRCS Penang branch chairman Datuk B.J. Yeang said participants should wear the Heritage Walk T-shirts to be eligible for a lucky draw.

Also present were Pallas footwear brand executive Eppie Lee and Sunquick representative K. Arthur.

Entrance fee is RM30 per person and the closing date is July 10.

Registration forms are available at the MRCS Penang branch, 26, Grove Road, and MRCS Seberang Prai Utara Chapter, Jalan St Mark, Butterworth.

For more details, call MRCS Penang (04-8275678) or MRCS Seberang Prai Utara (04-3233323).

 

Lots of support for charity food fair

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

DESPITE the rain, more than 2,000 people made their way to the charity food fair organised by the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) in Prai, Penang.

Families could be seen bringing along their tiffin carriers to take food home at the event held at the Chai Leng Park multi-purpose hall.

They thronged 51 stalls selling all types of food such as dumplings, ice cream, nasi lemak, noodles, curry chicken, chapati and char koay teow.

Organising committee chairman Tan Ee Lye said the response to the event was overwhelming.

“This will help us to achieve the RM200,000 target for the ambulance service.

“The society spends about RM600,000 a year on the 12-hour ambulance service centres in Permatang Tinggi and Butterworth on the mainland and one in Batu Maung on the island.

“So we need to raise funds to maintain our services and train our members.

“We also need funds to cover the operation costs of our administrative offices,” he told reporters at the recent food fair.

The event was opened by state Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh.

Also present was MRCS Penang branch chairman Datuk B.J. Yeang.

Phee commended MRCS for its humanitarian work and appealed to the public to help the society out.

“MRCS is an apolitical organisation and provides assistance to everyone.

“The society is always on the frontlines in the event of a disaster.”

Francis Lim, 35, an engineer from Kulim, Kedah, said he came to the food fair to support MRCS as it does important work, especially when disaster strikes.

Businessman S. Padmanathan, 42, said he came in spite of the rain to help the society reach its fundraising target.

Help society at charity food carnival

Monday, August 15th, 2016

THE Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) in Penang is hoping to raise RM200,000 to fund its 12-hour ambulance service.

The society will be holding the MRCS Charity Food Fair 2016 to raise the amount.

Event organising chairman Tan Ee Lye said the food fair would be held on Oct 16 at the Chai Leng Park multi-purpose hall in Prai from 9am to 1.30pm.

He said there are three 12-hour ambulance service centres situated in Permatang Tinggi and Butterworth on the mainland, and one in Batu Maung on the island.

“We are expecting about 3,000 people to attend the event,” he told a press conference at the MRCS Penang headquarters in Grove Road recently.

MRCS Penang branch chairman Datuk B.J. Yeang said the society needs funds to train members, upgrade its ambulance service and rescue vehicles and for the operations of the state and district administrative offices.

She also reminded the public to bring their own bags or containers to support the state government’s ‘No Plastic Bag’ policy.

Also present was state Wel-fare, Caring Society, Health and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh.

He commended the society for its humanitarian-based work and appealed to the public to lend the group a helping hand.

Each booklet is priced at RM30 and available at the MRCS Penang headquarters as well as the society’s district offices.

Details, call 04-8275678 (Island chapter), 04-5398075 (central Seberang Prai chapter), 04-3233323 (north Seberang Prai chapter) and 019-4497478 (south Seberang Prai chapter).

MRC PENANG FLAG DAY 2015

Monday, March 16th, 2015

The MRC Penang Branch will be having its Annual Flag Day 2015 on Saturday, 28 March 28, 2015 and Sunday March 29, 2015.  During the two days Malaysian Red Crescent Youth and Adult members will take to the streets with their Flag Day tins to seek funds from generous members of the public for our Humanitarian Projects & Activities.  MRC Penang hopes to raise RM 150,000 through this Project.  Therefore any amount of donation is welcome.

Every Red Crescent member has the ultimate goal to alleviate human suffering, and we serve without thinking of the creed, race, colour or gender of those who need our help.  To us, they are people who have placed their hopes in our hands.

To be able to respond efficiently and effectively, our Red Crescent members need to be trained. Their first aid and rescue skills have to be constantly upgraded and updated.  Hence, we are always in need of funds to train our members, to upgrade our ambulances and rescue vehicles and equipments. Part of the funds raised will also be used to finance the three 12-hour Ambulance Service Centres based in Permatang Tinggi (Seberang Perai Tengah); Butterworth (Seberang Perai Utara); and Batu Maung (on Penang Island). So the Flag Day is an important component of the MRC annual fund-raising projects.

As the Flag Day Project Organising Chairman, I appeal to members of the public to step forward and donate generously for the MRC Penang humanitarian cause.

Mr Chow Thian Pow
Chairman, MRC Penang Flag Day 2015 Committee

Hospital chips in to easeflood woes

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Cheow (black coat) giving the mock cheque to MRC’s Liao (third right) at the Penang MRCS office in Jalan Grove. With them are other hospital staff.

Cheow (black coat) giving the mock cheque to MRC’s Liao (third right) at the Penang MRCS office in Jalan Grove. With them are other hospital staff.

LAM Wah Ee Hospital has donated RM5,000 to help flood victims in the east coast of peninsula Malaysia.

The donation via The Star-MRCS-Firefly Relief Fund was handed over to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Penang branch in aid of the ongoing flood relief efforts.

The hospital’s recycling project committee chairman Cheow Mooy Chew said the fund was raised through the hospital’s recycling project.

“The recycling is an ongoing project which we started in 2002.

“We have collected about RM300,000 over the past 13 years with the support of our staff to help needy patients and these kind of relief funds,” she said after handing over the mock cheque to MRC Penang Branch administrator Cindy Liao at the Penang MRCS office in Jalan Grove recently.

Liao said contributions would be sent to MRCS headquarters in Kuala Lumpur and channelled out accordingly.

“All donations given to MRCS are tax exempted.

“Those wishing to help via MRCS can write out cheques to the ‘MRCS Penang Branch’ or by cash deposit to its account in Public Bank Bhd (Account No 3087736505),” she said.

The public can hand in donations to the MRCS office in Jalan Grove or call MRCS Penang Branch at 04-8275678 on weekdays from 9am to 6pm.

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