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Charity fair to fund ambulance service

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

THE Penang branch of the Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) will hold its MRC Charity Fair 2014 on May 18 at the All Season Place mall in Bandar Baru Air Itam in a bid to raise RM150,000 for its Community-based Ambulance Service (ComBase) project.

Event organising chairman Chua Seong Hai said coupons were now being sold at RM20 per booklet the MRC office (04-8275678) in Jalan Grove and the malls management office.

The coupons can be used to purchase food, items and services offered in the malls shops, which will be having special discounts during the event from 10am to 4pm.

Proceeds collected will then be channelled to the ComBase project which is operating 12-hour ambulance service centres in Permatang Tinggi and Butterworth on the mainland and Batu Maung on the island, he told a press conference recently.

Also present were MRC Penang branch chairman Datuk B.J. Yeang and Air Itam assemblyman Wong Hon Wai.

Wong started the ball rolling by donating RM2,000 from his allocation as encouragement for the private sector and individuals to donate.

He said the ambulance service benefited Penangites as MRC Penang had always rallied round to support the state government and its agencies in times of disasters.

Support a good cause: Wong (in white) and Yeang (third left) posing for a group photo during the press conference on the MRC Charity Fair 2014 to be held on May 18.

Support a good cause: Wong (in white) and Yeang (third left) posing for a group photo during the press conference on the MRC Charity Fair 2014 to be held on May 18.

MRCs ambulance project receives RM40,000 boost

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

State Youth, Sports, Women, Family and Community Development chairman Chong Eng said she would also be donating a sum of RM1,000 from her portfolio, as part of the initiative to encourage other members of the corporate sector and individuals to give their support to the MRC ComBase.

Since the MRC ComBase first started its services in 2007, it has provided ambulance service to attend to victims of road accidents before sending them to hospitals.

By including the cost of the staff, equipment, disposal items, petrol and vehicle maintenance, I understand that the cost would reach approximately RM600,000 annually for the three centres it has now in Penang.

It is an admirable humanitarian and outreach work which has contributed to various patients better chances of survival during emergencies, she said during the mock cheque presentation at Eastin Hotel recently.

MRC Penang Branch chairman Datuk B.J. Yeang said the MRC ComBase was the first 12-hour ambulance service centre in Permatang Tinggi in central Seberang Prai.

She said that following positive local feedback, the two other centres in Butterworth and Batu Maung were opened in January 2013 and January this year respectively.

Chong also oversaw the handing over of 20kg of old computers, CPUs, keyboards, computer accessories, speakers and laptops by the hotels Green Committee chairman Fong King Hong to the Spastic Childrens Association after the cheque presentation.

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