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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.

Food fair raises funds for society’s ambulance service

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

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.

People buying from the stalls at the charity food fair in MBS, George Town.

Musical Treat for fans of Beatles & Golden Oldies

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The MRC Penang Branch will hold a Charity Concert entitled “Dolci Voci sing The Beatles and others” on November 10 & 11, 2012.  The concert will be held on both nights at the Wawasan Open University, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Penang.

The aim is to raise about RM 200,000 to fund the MRC 12-hour Ambulance Service Project at Permatang Tinggi, Seberang Perai Tengah, Penang.

On each night, the group of singers will entertain the audience with unforgettable ballads made popular by The Beatles and other famous singers.

The Dolci Voci is a well known Penang singing group comprising music teachers, professional musicians, retirees, professionals, company executives and a couple of foreigners who are living in Penang on the “Malaysia My Second Home Programme”.

Members of the group all share a common passion and love for music and singing, and a desire to do charitable work through their singing and performances.

Dolci Voci will be presenting a one-and-a-half hour programme for the November 10 &11 concerts.  The first half of the programme will be all Beatles’ songs and the second half will comprise jazz standards, musicals, love songs.  It will be a fun evening with songs everyone knows and loves to sing along with.

Donors for the concert can participate in the Beating of the Gong (RM 3,000) or Ribbon Cutting ceremony (RM 1,000) on the premiere night on November 10, 2012.  Special donor seats will be allocated to sponsors and donors.  All donations to MRC are tax exempt.

Admission to the Charity Concert is by way of donations – RM 200, RM 100 and RM 50.  Enquiries regarding donations and invitations to attend the Concert can be made at :

MRC Penang Branch Office

26, Jalan Grove, 11400 Penang.
Tel: 04 827 5678  (Ms Cindy Liao/ Mr Lim Choon Keat/ Ms Cheah)

DolciVoci4MRC.org
DolciVoci4MRC.org

Drink to health

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

The Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) Penang branch is calling for the state government, corporations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and individuals to support its humanitarian projects by purchasing bottled water from the society.

MRC Penang branch chairman Datuk B.J. Yeang said the sale of bottled water was a new project for the society.

Here’s to Health (H2H) was introduced on May 16 and Holiday Inn Resort is the first corporate entity to support us by purchasing 100 cases of the bottled water bearing our logo.

“Previously, we only collected donations through annual dinners, Flag Day and walkathons so hopefully, people will help make our new fundraising project a success,” she said, adding that the society hoped to raise RM50,000 through this project.

Yeang was speaking to reporters at a press conference to launch the project at Holiday Inn Resort recently.

H2H - Holiday Inn Penang

Project chairman Dr S. Somaskandar said besides raising funds for the society’s activities and training for this year, H2H also aimed to promote the health benefits of drinking plain water instead of other beverages that contain sugar, caffeine and chemicals.

Also present was Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s political secretary Ng Wei Aik.

In his speech, Ng praised the society for its good work in helping the community.

“The state is very appreciative of MRC’s assistance whether it is at public events or disaster situations because the society’s volunteers help without expecting any kind of reward.

“I hope everyone will help support the H2H project because the MRC needs funds to train its members in disaster relief work, first aid and organisational skills as well as to purchase the necessary medical supplies and ambulances,” he said, adding that he would propose to the state to get its bottled water supply from the MRC.

For details on the project, please call 04-8275678.

Toasting to healthy lifestyle

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

THE next time someone wants to propose a toast to your health, the Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) Penang Branch proposes that they pick up one of its bottles of drinking water for the task.

The branch recently launched its Here’s to Health (H2H) fundraising project promoting the goodness of water to create greater awareness for a better and healthier lifestyle.

Branch chairman Datuk B.J. Yeang said the society would be selling its bottled drinking water to everyone, from large corporations to the local community and households, to raise RM50,000 in support of its humanitarian work.

“When we are too busy with work or any other chores, we tend to forget how important water is to our body.

“The human body is about 60% water for men and 55% for women,” she said, adding that being 2% dehydrated could seriously degrade one’s physical and mental functions.

The prices are RM1 per 500ml bottle and RM2 per 1,500ml bottle.

The bottled water will also be sold in cartons of 24 bottles of 500ml or 12 bottles of 1,500ml, where each carton is priced at RM10 or RM9 each for orders above 20 cartons.

Yeang said the orders could be collected from the headquarters at 26, Grove Road, Air Itam, Penang.

For details, please call the office secretariat at 04-8275678 or email to admin@redcrescentpenang.org.my to place orders.

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