Over RM43,000 raised at charity bazaar for medical aid

Kalaivanni selling her desserts at Great Heart Charity Bazaar 2023 at Pandamaran Sports Complex in Klang.

Pandamaran Sports Complex in Klang, Selangor, witnessed a display of unity, diversity and generosity at the Great Heart Charity Bazaar 2023 to raise funds for medical aid.

A total of RM43,422.17 was raised by the more than 1,000 people who took part in the activities, performances and setting up of vendor booths.

Funds from the bazaar, co-organised by Great Heart Charity Association (GHCA) alongside The Page Asia, Jalan-Jalan Klang, Lions Club of Selangor TCM, Journey of Love and NGO 543 will go towards funding dialysis and traditional Chinese medicine treatment for the community.

Children playing with Great Heart Charity Association’s mascot.Children playing with Great Heart Charity Association’s mascot.

Incumbent Pandamaran assemblyman Tony Leong Tuck Chee, who launched the charity bazaar, commended GHCA for its efforts in helping numerous individuals over the years.

“GHCA has been instrumental in positively impacting the lives of many.

“This charity bazaar is a testament to their dedication and commitment to creating a stronger and more compassionate community.

“I am proud to witness the unity and generosity displayed by everyone present,” he said.

Children taking part in a Latin dance performance.Children taking part in a Latin dance performance.

The charity bazaar also played a role in promoting local tourism and community activities with Jalan-Jalan Klang’s booth highlighting the cultural history and tourism of Klang.

Coupons for haircuts, massages, manicure and foot herbology, to name a few, could be purchased for oneself or donated for others to enjoy.

Guests from several welfare homes for children, old folks and the disabled were among the lucky recipients of these donated coupons.

Leong is proud to witness the unity and generosity displayed.Leong is proud to witness the unity and generosity displayed.

Some of the participating organisations were Grace Home, Padmasambhava Children Loving Association and Good Samaritan Home.

The bazaar was capped by a lucky draw, with contributions from local businesses and sponsors.

“We are grateful to our co-organisers, sponsors, vendors, volunteers and attendees,” said Great Heart Charity Bazaar 2023 chairperson Angie Ng.

“Together, we created a memorable event that not only raised funds but also promoted unity, cultural understanding and community engagement,” she said.

A blood donation campaign held during the bazaar.A blood donation campaign held during the bazaar.

Some of the volunteers present were beneficiaries of GHCA’s study aid programme.

One of the beneficiaries, Kalaivanni, expressed gratitude for being given the chance to participate as a vendor.

“I am immensely thankful to GHCA for providing me with this wonderful opportunity to promote my baked desserts.

“I will forever be grateful for the support and encouragement received,” she added.

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