Charity draw ends with proceeds of RM1.5mil


  • Nation
  • Friday, 19 Mar 2004

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Charity Draw (MCD) came to a close yesterday with RM1.5mil in net proceeds raised and the grand prize of a Porsche Boxster S sports car worth RM500,000 going to ticket number 123874. 

MCD organising committee chairperson Datin Tina Ali said all the winning ticket numbers would be announced in The Star and Sin Chew Daily tomorrow and available on the website at www.malaysiancharitydraw.org.my.  

Tina said the charity draw was a success and 85% of the RM1.5mil would be channelled to six main charitable organisations. 

The Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Selangor & Federal Territory (PPOC) will receive RM500,000, Kelantan Foundation of the Disabled RM250,000, Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities Fund of Malaysia (RMCC) RM250,000, Malaysian Association for the Blind RM100,000 while Sin Chew Foundation Medical Fund and Daybreak Society for the Welfare of the Disabled will each get RM50,000. 

She said the balance of the money would be kept for other charities.  

Sports Toto Malaysia provided the technical support for the draw at 1-Utama Shopping Centre here. 

Present were MCD officials, sponsors and guests witnessing Ernst & Young senior advisor Datuk Ali Kadir loading the numbered pin balls into the drums for the draw. 

Spectators held their breath when the grand prize winning number was announced. The ticket holder of the said number was however not present. 

The other top four prizes were a Dell desktop computer, Dell laptop computer, Sony 29” TV and Sony home theatre system up for grabs. 

Tina said the seven-month long charity project that began on Aug 27 took them on to several road shows that received tremendous support from both the public and private sector.  

“We were touched to encounter so many kind hearted people who are willing to donate RM50 to help the less fortunate which at the same time give them a chance to win the grand prize,” said Tina. 

MCD audit firm Ernst & Young confirmed that 100,000 tickets were printed, but only 50,000 were offered for sale at RM50 each for the MCD draw. 

Out of the figure, a total of 37,237 tickets were sold.  

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