THE contributions of two selfless people were recognised by the Penang Council of Datuk-Datuk during its Patrons’ Night.
Form Six student Choong Hui Li was presented with the Outstanding Youth award for her charity work at Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital.
She received a certificate, a pewter plaque and RM3,000 at the Eastern and Oriental (E&O) Hotel Penang recently.
“I am happy and grateful to have been picked for the award.
“However, I couldn’t have done it without the support of my mother and my school,” said the student who excells in both academics and sports.
Ng Kam Ling, 73, received the Golden Service Award which granted her a RM15,000 donation to the charities of her choice.
“I appreciate the award but I didn’t do it for the recognition,” said the former bank staff member.
“After retirement, I decided to spend my time giving back to the community rather than just sitting at home.”
She has participated in various health projects by Diabetes Malaysia.
Ng added that she would be donating RM12,000 to Diabetes Malaysia and the remaining RM3,000 to the Dr J. Earl Gardner Fund, which aims to help needy patients suffering from chronic illnesses.
Earlier, Penang Council of Datuk-Datuk president Datuk Dr Kenny Ong Kean Lee said all their projects including the awards were made possible by their welfare fund which has collected RM1.3mil from their members to date.
Dr Ong added that this year, the fund had financed projects such as prosthetic limb donations at Penang General Hospital.