A TOTAL of RM56,936.80 was raised for Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Hospital thanks to a collaborative teamwork and support between UTAR staff and students, and the owners of Golden Kim Wah Coffee Shop.
Located in Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, the coffeeshop reserved a day where all donations from the sale of food and drinks from its nine stalls would be donated to the hospital in Kampar, Perak.
The idea was initiated by UTAR council member Datuk Lim Si Cheng who sought the cooperation of the coffeeshop owner Teoh Hun Kok to raise funds for the hospital.
MCA Public Services and Complaints department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong and his friends also visited the coffeeshop to donate and support the charity event.
The coffeeshop’s regular customers also contributed to the cause.
Also present to show their support were UTAR chancellor Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik, his wife Toh Puan Ena Ling, UTAR Education Foundation board of trustees chairman Tan Sri Sak Cheng Lum, UTAR council chairman Tan Sri Ting Chew Peh, UTAR Hospital board chairman Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Chuah Hean Teik, UTAR council member Tan Sri Chor Chee Heung and UTAR president Prof Datuk Dr Ewe Hong Tat.
The highlight was Ling frying char kuey teow at the coffeeshop.
Before UTAR was established, Ling sought the support of many philanthropists and donors to raise the money to establish the university. In one of the charity drives, Ling also fried char kuey teow in the SS2 food court in Petaling Jaya to raise funds, and now, more than 20 years later, for UTAR Hospital.