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Concert in aid of ambulance service

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

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.

Caring act: Joanne (second left) handing over her donation to Yeang. With them are MRC Penang Director Chow Thian Pow and Hock Seng

Caring act: Joanne (second left) handing over her donation to Dato' BJ Yeang. With them are MRC Penang Director Chow Thian Pow and YB Lim Hock Seng

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.

MRC Penang Heritage Walk 2012

Friday, August 24th, 2012

MORE than 60 exciting prizes await lucky draw winners of the Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) Heritage Walk 2012 on Sept 23.

The prizes include a Honda motorcycle, China Airlines air ticket, hotel stay vouchers and lots more, event organising chairman Loh Nam Hooi said.

He said the organising committee was still sourcing for more attractive prizes including an IPad. “We hope more corporations and well-wishers can come forward to sponsor the prizes for a good cause.

“Those giving RM300 and above will be invited to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the start of the walk. Donors are also invited to join the VIP walk,” he said at a press conference recently.

Participants will be given a Heritage Walk T-shirt which they must wear to qualify for the lucky draw.

The 5km walk will cover heritage sites such as the Yeah Kongsi, Dr Sun Yat Sen Penang Base, the Penang Islamic Museum and the Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh. The route also covers the ‘Street of Harmony’ where St George’s Church, Kuan Im Teng Temple, Sri Mahamariamman Temple and Masjid Kapitan Keling are located.

Loh said the society hoped to raise RM200,000 from the event to fund the Penang branch’s humanitarian projects, conduct first aid training and pre-hospital care and disaster relief management programmes.

“This is the fourth year we are organising this walk and we are inviting heritage and sports enthusiasts, families and employee groups from various corporations to come and join in the fun,” he said.

State Local Government and Traffic Management Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow, who was the first participant to sign up for the event, said the public should show their support for the walk while appreciating the uniqueness of George Town’s living heritage and buildings.

“It’s a short walk, not a race, so come and enjoy the beauty of the heritage enclave on a leisurely Sunday — the experience is very different from when you pass through the city on weekdays,” he said.

Jointly organised by the MRC Penang Branch and Kwong Wah Yit Poh, the walk will be flagged-off in front of the Town Hall at the Esplanade at 8am.

Registration forms are available at the MRC Penang Branch at 26, Grove Road, and at the MRC Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) Chapter at 2, Jalan St Mark, Butterworth.

The forms and a RM30 registration fee must submitted to the above venues by Sept 21. Details, call MRC Penang at 04-8275678 or MRC Seberang Prai Utara at 04-3233323.

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