Donors show theirs ain’t wooden hearts

1 The colourful wooden rocking horses that were sold to raise fund by One To Tree Foundation.Star pic by: CHAN BOON KAI/ The Star/( 15th Sep 2015)

THE ‘Childhood Main-Main Bishop Street’ charity event has raised RM76,000 for eight charity homes and seven Chinese vernacular schools.

The fund was raised from the sale of 72 wooden rocking horses which represent the 58 years of independence for Malay-sia, and the additional 14 to represent the 13 states in Malaysia and the Federal Territory.

The aid was handed out during the ‘Love in Malaysia 58’ charity-cum-auction dinner at the Evergreen Laurel Hotel in Gurney Drive, George Town, recently.

One To Tree Foundation founder Chang Kim Hua said the foundation was set up to help raise funds for the underprivileged.

“We did not expect to raise this much. We are overwhelmed by the support given to us.

“The Childhood Main-Main Bishop Street event is to remind the new generation about the traditional games which were popular in the past but are slowly fading away.

2 The recipients from charity homes, organisations and schools posing for a group pictures after receiving their financial aid in the ‘Love in Malaysia 58’ charity dinner at the Evergreen Laurel Hotel in Gurney Drive— CHAN BOON KAI/The Star
Representatives from the charity homes and Chinese schools posing for a photo with Chow (front row, sixth right) and the organisers after receiving the financial aid at the event. — Photos: CHAN BOON KAI/The Star

“We are now planning to organise motivational programmes to help youngsters handle stressful situation,” he said.

The dinner also saw Datuk Seri Kelvin Ang, 33, winning a bid of RM11,000 for one wooden rocking horse during the auction.

“I am glad that I have done a small part for this event,” he said.

Also present was state Local Govern-ment, Traffic Management and Flood Miti- gation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow.

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