THE Top Ten Charity Campaign, the flagship community project of Carlsberg Malaysia, recorded a total donation of RM24mil throughout the year-long fundraising concerts for 14 schools in Butterworth, Perak, Johor and Klang Valley.
Carlsberg Malaysia, in collaboration with Chinese dailies Nanyang Siang Pau and China Press, stayed committed to the development of vernacular schools by making the Top Ten this year bigger, better and more engaging.
The charity concerts were increased to 14 from eight shows last year and marked a significant milestone where RM6.3mil was raised for the Hua Lian High School in Taiping, Perak.
Listed in the Malaysia Book of Records as the “Highest Funds Raised and “Longest Running Chinese Charity Show” in Malaysia, Top Ten has over the last 28 years accumulated a total school building fund of RM438.8mil and benefited over 613 primary and secondary schools and various education institutions.
“Top Ten is testament to Carlsberg Malaysia’s commitment towards the community, particularly in supporting the development and expansion of vernacular schools and give students a chance to learn in a more conducive environment.
“We would like to thank principals, Parent-Teacher Associations, teachers, parents and the generous donors for making Top Ten a major fundraising platform,” said Carlsberg Malaysia managing director Henrik Juel Andersen at the roadshow held in Hua Lian High School, Taiping.
Fundraising chairman Low Bok Tek said “Hua Lian High School has successfully raised RM2.6mil via Top Ten in 2012.
“I am very glad that we have again received overwhelming response and raised over RM6.3mil through the same Top Ten platform this year.
“My heartfelt thanks to Carlsberg Malaysia, Nanyang Siang Pau and China Press for their unconditional support towards local education.”
Adding excitement to the platform, Top Ten organised a Parent-Child or Teacher-Student singing competition that aimed to foster a closer relationship between the generations.
The winning duos were given the chance to perform at the charity concert on the same stage with Malaysian artistes like Peace Teo, Orange Tan, Amy Wang, Pink Tan, Joe Chang, Hao Ren, Vicky Tan and Qing Yong.