FIVE organisations have raised over RM300,000 in sponsorship to host a charity show this Chinese New Year at Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang.
Some 2,400 spectators comprising students, old folk and orphans have been selected to fill the theatre and watch the award-winning ‘Dream of Dun Huang’ballet performance featuring over 100 performers from China on Feb 2 and 3.
The city of Dun Huang, famous for its grottoes filled with ancient Buddhist frescos, is located along the Silk Road on the edge of the Gobi Dessert in China’s northwestern Gansu province.
The charity show on both days will be held exclusively for the sponsored groups and not open to the public.
Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce (PCCC) young entrepreneur section chairman Leon Lee said the chamber, together with four other organisations, had raised the funds and were looking forward to the show.
The organisations were the Asean Retail-Chains and Franchise Federation (ARFF) (Northern), Malaysia Entrepreneurs’ Development Association, Penang Scouts Council and Junior Chamber International United Penang.
“Our aim is to have students, senior citizens and orphans from charity homes around Penang to be treated to this event as a sumptuous Chinese New Year celebration.
“The underprivileged community will mingle with each other and the hall is expected to be filled with smiles and laughter throughout the show,” said Lee while announcing the sponsorship of the charity show at The Top@Komtar, Penang.
Lee, who is the event’s organising chairman, added that Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow and Chinese consul-general to Penang, Lu Shiwei, would grace the event on Feb 3.
For more information, call 012-443 8888 (Lee) or 012-575 3800 (Tan).
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