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Putting hunt into gear for RM500,000

Representatives of sponsors and media partners at the launch of the hunt.

Representatives of sponsors and media partners at the launch of the hunt.

DETERMINED to keep the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation-National Centre (KDSF-NC) running, Kiwanis Club of Kuala Lumpur is bringing back the Kiwanis Motor Treasure Hunt for the 34th time this year.

The treasure hunt from May 27 to 29 will raise funds for the centre, which is in its 28th year, and needs up to RM800,000 annually for its operation.

Kiwanis Club of Kuala Lumpur event organising chairman Toh Wei Ming hoped to bring in RM500,000 through the hunt, themed “Food for Thought”.

“This year’s hunt serves as a platform for continued awareness of Down syndrome among the hunters even as they enjoy the sights and local delicacies along the trail,” he said during the launch of the event.

LBS Bina Group Bhd returned for the 11th year as the hunt’s premier sponsor, with managing director Tan Sri Lim Hock San presenting RM120,000 to the centre during the launch event.

“We admire their commitment and congratulate them on being a beacon of hope for these special children,” he said.

“Our hearts have been captivated by these children and they hold a special place in the heart of the LBS family.

“We are indeed honoured to be a part of this inspiring organisation and its highly commendable work,” Lim added.

The launch, which was attended by KDSF-NC patron Toh Puan Ena Ling, saw the children from the centre giving an adorable performance.

“Although we did not reach our target the past few years, the club hopes to gain greater participation for this year’s hunt,” said Toh.

Flagging off in Kuala Lumpur and ending in Ipoh, Perak, the hunt is expected to attract about 350 people.

The hunt starts on March 27, with the prize presentation dinner on March 28 followed by a free-and-easy programme the next day.

Star Media Group Bhd is a media partner for the 34th Kiwanis Motor Treasure Hunt 2017.

For details, visit call 03-79583655 (Tan Kwai Ying) or 017-2828317 (Toh Wei Ming) or visit www.kckl.org.my