UNIVERSITI Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) successfully raised more than RM1mil via its charity golf tournament, a fundraiser for its hospital project in Kampar, Perak.
The event, organised by its Sungai Long campus and held at the Sungai Long Golf and Country Club in Kajang, Selangor, drew some 100 golf enthusiasts.
Event organising committee chairman Tan Sri Chor Chee Heung said the tournament brought together diverse groups of people with charitable spirits.
“Their support will go towards building a hospital that will serve as a training facility for medical students. It will also provide affordable services.
“It took months to organise this event but the results were worth the effort,” he said while thanking the club for sponsoring the venue and refreshments.
The event was attended by UTAR chancellor Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik, UTAR Hospital Board chairman Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Chuah Hean Teik, UTAR Council chairman Tan Sri Dr Ting Chew Peh and council member Datuk Lim Si Cheng.
Also present were Tan Sri Dr Sak Cheng Lum and Datuk Lee Leck Cheng, who are UTAR Education Foundation Board of Trustee chairman and member respectively.
Among the event sponsors were Bonia Corporation Bhd, Royal Selangor International Sdn Bhd, Maxim Global Bhd, Kaisar Maxim Sdn Bhd, Yong Tai Bhd and Tomei Gold and Jewellery Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd.
Tournament winners won branded goods, cash prizes and trophies, while lucky draw winners received domestic and international flight tickets.
UTAR president Prof Datuk Dr Ewe Hong Tat thanked the sponsors and donors for their generosity towards the development of UTAR Hospital.
“As a not-for-profit hospital, it will be able to provide medical services and help the community access specialist treatment affordably.
“It will also spur socioeconomic activities that will benefit the locals and promote growth in Kampar,” he said.
UTAR Hospital offers traditional medicine as well as western medical care.
Its traditional and complementary medicine centre started operating in April, while its Western medical centre is expected to open early next year.
On Aug 20, StarMetro reported that the hospital had received some 6,000 visits for outpatient services within four months.