WHENEVER there is a call for support in making a difference in society, Golden Sun Club is always one of the first to respond.
Recently the club located in Jalan Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur, once again made their presence felt by co-staging a talent search contest to raise funds for the needy and NGOs.
The singing contest “The Sound of Teresa Teng and Li Yi,” a charity sale of toys as well as an auction of crystals were aimed at raising RM30,000. Eventually, RM39,000 was collected.
The crystals auctioned were a RM5,888 Amethyst Cave, an RM888 Agate Bowl and a RM288 Natural Crystal Ball.
The other items that were auctioned off included a RM688 Chieftain’s Scotch Whisky and a RM588 Eiffel 5 XO Brandy.
The money raised will be donated to Charis Home, a shelter home for underprivileged children and the elderly, the Multi Mutual Charity Association in aid of single parents and poor families, and 10-year-old Tan Mike Foong, who needs to undergo a corneal transplant on his left eye at the National Singapore Eye Centre. This boy is blind on the right eye.
“It has always been this club’s policy to promote charity awareness among our patrons, to lend a hand to the needy and the less fortunate,” said Golden Sun Club manager Baby Fong.
Fong said the club was also sponsoring a car racing team of Richard Phong and Jimmy Low, and that they had promised to donate their entire prize money to charity if they won.
The pair would be taking part in seven race circuits. Phong has been a race driver for 23 years while Low for 20 years and this is the first time they have come together for a good cause.
“We are hoping to raise RM60,000 through this sponsorship deal and club patrons have also pledged to meet the target,” added Fong.
The Singing Contest and cheque presentation, held at the Golden Sun Club Seafood Restaurant, was attended by Datuk Michael Chong, head of MCA Public Services and Complaint Department, Charis Home founder Rev Teo How Ken, Mike Foong and Seri Kembangan assemblyman Datuk Liew Yuen Keong.