KOTA KINABALU: A charity and education fund raising carried out by Excelrun Sdn Bhd, the developer of Lintas Plaza and Lintas Station benefited 27 recipients recently.
This was their fifth charity and education contribution with RM270,000 where each recipient acquired RM10,000 during a ceremony recently.
This was a pledge made by the company in 2010 where they would set aside a fund to perform its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme for a period of 10 years.
“At the end of the 10 years, a grand total of RM2.5 million would have been distributed to the various welfare and charitable organisations and schools,” the Excelrun general manager Juliet Lo said.
The recipients were divided into certain categories and for the education sector the beneficiaries were Kian Kok Middle School Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School Kota Kinabalu, Sekolah Menengah Yu Yuan Sandakan, Sekolah Menengah Pei Tsin Kudat, Tenom Tshung Tsin Secondary School, Papar Middle School, Beaufort Middle School, Sabah Chinese High School Tawau and Lahad Datu Middle School.
In the welfare and training sector, the recipients were Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti Kudat, Montfort Youth Training Centre, Rumah Anak Yatim Tambunan, Don Bosco Children’s Home, Sabah Theological Seminary, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation of Malaysia and Kota Kinabalu Charitable Foundation.
For the people with special needs category, the recipients are Sabah Society for the Blind, Sabah Society for the Deaf, Seri Mengasih Centre and Sabah Thalassaemia Society.
For the healthcare providers category, the recipients were National Stroke Association of Malaysia, Palliative Care Association of Kota Kinabalu and Kinabalu Pink Ribbon.
Other recipients were Sabah Kidney Society, Society for the Sabah Heart Fund, Cancer Society of Sabah and Kota Kinabalu Lions Ambulance Service Society.
Excelrun also presented mementos to deserving individuals to recognise their dedication and commitment in serving in the social welfare and schools for more than 20 years.
Heading the longest serving list were Frankie Chong Ten Su, chairman of Tenom Tshung Tsin Secondary School for 36 years, followed by Datuk Jimmy Yong Kyok Ming, chairman of Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School Kota Kinabalu for 30 years and Lau Kieng Siong, deputy director of school board at Yu Yuan Secondary School Sandakan. Also honoured with the mention were Chong Ket Jin (assistant chairman) and Lai Lan Mee (assistant treasurer) both from Kota Kinabalu Charitable Foundation and both served 23 years, Beaufort Middle School principal Yee Kim Sing, Cancer Society of Sabah president Datuk Aminah Ambrose and Sabah Kidney Society vice chairman Harry Teo Chin Hee and treasurer Yee Kai Man, both 20 years.
Also present during the event were the Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah president Datuk Seri Panglima TC Goh.- By Bosco Wong/Sayangsabah