Feast of culture and charity

May I serve you?: Tan (middle) giving out drinks to some of the guests at the charity dinner.

THE Asia Green Charity Dinner at the Han Chiang High School hall in George Town, saw some 400 visitors including elderly citizens, children and the physically challenged enjoying a night of entertainment and good food.

The performances on stage were a feast for the eyes with a variety of Chinese dances and mask-changing performances.

Guests also enjoyed an array of mouth-watering dishes lined up at one side of the hall.

Senior citizen Choy Loke Mooi @ Choy Sow Lai, 80, who is staying at an old folks home, said she was waiting for her family members to return from outstation to celebrate the Chinese New Year with them.

She said she and her friends enjoyed the event immensely.

Social worker Lee Hock Seng, 68, who brought with him some 25 underprivileged people from Lebuh Macallum, said some of the underprivileged hardly had the chance to attend such functions.

The performers all set to entertain during the Asia Green Group charity dinner at Han Chiang High School, Penang on Jan 16, 2015. Star pic by: Gary Chen/The Star/Jan 16, 2015.
Some of the performers dressed in different Chinese ethnic costumes, all set to entertain the crowd at the event.

“They enjoyed the event and are thankful,” he said.

Asia Green Group director Tan Li Mei said charity is always close at heart for the company.

“We believe that everyone should be given a fair opportunity to excel in life including the physically and mentally challenged.

“We are proposing to start a campaign, which will set aside a percentage of the profit earned from every property sold by the group for charitable purposes.

“To make this into a reality, we will be setting up a charitable foundation called ‘Asia Green Cares Foundation’, which aims to set up a centre that houses orphans, senior citizens and the handicapped under one roof,” she said, before distributing angpows (red packet) to the guests.

She also toasted to the successful launch of The Clovers in Sungai Ara, where 80% of the freehold-units had already been sold.

Asia Green Group has set a steady record of charitable works, including initiating a project that saw the setting up of a 660m-long bicycle lane in front of Queensbay Mall, sponsoring the Ride for Sight event, helping flood victims in the east coast and being main sponsor for the Penang Chief Minister Cup International Basketball Invitational Championship 2014.

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