Kind-hearted Thinaah’s T-shirt a hot item for charity

PETALING JAYA: National women’s doubles shuttler M. Thinaah showed her generous side when she gave up her Birmingham Commonwealth Games T-shirt for auction to charity organisation Solibad.

The 24-year-old, who captured gold with Pearly Tan at the quadrennial Games was happy that the T-shirt was sold at the top bidding prize of US$888 (RM4,031).

“Solibad is a society that helps kids, who really love badminton. I am so happy that the money from the auction will go to these kids,” said Thinaah.

“I gave away my shoes to Solibad for the first time when they approached me last year. This time, it’s my winning T-shirt.”

Both Thinaah and Pearly had signed the T-shirt and the bids were made through Solibad’s Instagram page on Malaysia Day.

The bids started from US$30 (RM136.20) and had to be made by commenting on the post.

Thinaah is currently keeping her fingers crossed that Pearly can recover as soon as possible from a hamstring tear sustained in the Japan Open at the beginning of this month.

Pearly-Thinaah’s participation in the Denmark Open from Oct 18-23 hinges on the former’s full recovery before the competition.

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