DESPITE tough conditions, the 40-year-old Tun Sardon Foundation managed to raise RM250,000 for charity this year.
The foundation has been in the forefront, giving out until today donations amounting to RM4.2mil to the poor and needy, especially widows and orphans and providing loans to university undergraduates from poor families.
It has also been giving cash grants to primary and secondary schoolchildren and for those who are in need of moral and social rehabilitation.
“We would be giving out donations of RM2,000 each to 31 charitable organisations, the highest payout in the history of the foundation,” said chairman Datuk Rizal Al-Amin Tun Sardon at the foundation’s 40th anniversary dinner in George Town recently.
Rizal said RM50,000 would be utilised for study grants for poor students, while the Penang Education Fund would receive RM50,000 and the Penang Disaster Fund RM20,000.
Among the major donors this year were Boon Siew Group (RM100,000), Eastin Hotel (RM35,000), while Kuok Foundation, Farlim Group, Yayasan Bumiputra Pulau Pinang and UEM Edgenta Bhd contributed RM10,000 each.
The evening was filled with performances and a lucky draw including a grand draw of 4D/3N Singapore-Phuket cruise on board Genting Dream for two persons sponsored by Genting Cruise Liners.
The event was graced by Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas, who is the patron of the association, and his consort Toh Puan Majimor Shariff.
There was also a cake-cutting ceremony to mark Abdul Rahman’s 80th official birthday.
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