Home raises RM350,000 for new building at dinner

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  • Saturday, 17 Jan 2015

Heartfelt rendition: Children from Taman Megah Handicapped & Disabled Children’s Home are accompanied by the String Ensemble from Camerata Musicales Kuala Lumpur during a performance.

IT WAS a night of music, chatter and charity for guests at the fundraising dinner for Taman Megah Handicapped and Disabled Children’s Home.

The fundraising dinner, the first one organised by the home, was held at the SJK(C) Yuk Chai hall in Taman Megah recently.

More than 1,000 guests were entertained by the String Ensemble from Camerata Musicales Kuala Lumpur, who performed classical pieces such as Dmitri Shostakovich’s Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2.

Guests were also treated to a performance by the children from the home, who danced and sang their way to the guests’ heart.

Home president Umah Kumar said the funds would go towards the construction of a new state-of-the-art building for the home’s residents, complete with therapy rooms and a swimming pool.

“The children live in the home, as some of them are orphans or have been abandoned by their parents, so a new building with better facilities would benefit them greatly,” said Umah.

Home trustee Cheah Siong Nyin said the organising committee did not have issues with selling tables for the fundraising dinner as many are ready to come forward with donations.

“Donors have also come forward to sponsor individual rooms in the new building (such as the therapy rooms),” said Cheah.

The home also managed to raise RM350,000 from the dinner itself.

Among the companies and organisations that bought tables for the dinner were Dian Bee Hardware, Jotun Paint, Auntie Chan Noodles, and Sin Hock Min Foundation, who also donated RM10,000 that night.

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