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Ipohites’ Ray of Hope

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Ipohites’ Ray of HopeThe YMCA Ipoh held a fundraising dinner for Ray of Hope at the New She Lai Ton Restaurant recently. The turn-up was good as all 80 tables were taken. In attendance were Rt. Rev. Datuk Ng Moon Hing, the Bishop of the Diocese of West Malaysia, Dato’ Daniel Tay, President of YMCA and other dignitaries with Dato’ Ngeh Koo Han as the Guest of Honour. After the usual speeches, diners were entertained by the Evergreen Band and students of Ray of Hope with music and songs from the ‘60s.

Fund raising, as always, is about ringgit and sens and this event was no different. A total of over RM8000 was collected on the spot through table collections. On top of that, a sum of over RM153,000 from donations had been received surpassing the RM134,770 presented to the Chairman of Ray of Hope, in the form of a mock cheque, earlier in the night. This shows that Ipoh, well known for its rich towkays in its heyday, has not lost its lustre completely.

Ipohites, in general, may not have pockets full of tin but they sure do possess hearts full of gold. A ray of hope is finally shining down on this organisation as its Chairman, Datin Mary Yeoh, had hinted that their coffers are depleting due to dwindling public donations. The function is indeed a timely and God-sent blessing to them for their tireless efforts in caring for people with learning disabilities.

SH Ong

CIMB Community Link Gives Hope To The Disabled

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In an effort to improve the livelihood of disabled children, CIMB Bank, under the Community Link Programme funded by CIMB Foundation, handed over a grant of RM49,771 to Ray of Hope charity home here recently.

The grant will be used to assist the Home’s Sheltered Workshop Café Programme, to purchase electrical items, and furnish the kitchen with utensils that will help mass produce cookies and other food items to generate income for the Home.

Witnessed by CIMB Area Retail Manager, En. Harith Abdullah and Datuk Dr. Yeoh Beng San, the Home’s Director, a mock cheque was presented by CIMB Ipoh Garden Branch Manager En. Mohd Sani Abbas to the Home’s Chairman, Datin Mary Yeoh.

At the event, Dato’ Mohd Shukri Hashim, executive Director, CIMB Group and Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Foundation commented that the main objective of CIMB Community Link Programme is to empower CIMB Bank’s branch staff to work closely with the community in which they are located and make a meaningful contribution to society.

Shukri commented, “CIMB Foundation is non-profit organisation set up to implement CIMB Group’s corporate social responsibility and philanthropic initiatives aimed at empowering the community in a transparent, measurable and accountable way to enable them to stand on their own.”

“Since 2007, CIMB foundation has funded a total of 517 Community Link projects amounting to more than RM25 million that covers three main areas namely, community development, sports and education,” he added.

Meanwhile, Yeoh mentioned that the Ray of Hope is a non-profit multiracial home offering holistic, supplementary, vocational, educational and living skills to children with learning disabilities. With skills training the main criteria and with the support of their Community Link partner CIMB Bank, she hoped that the students will improve their survival skills further and set their sights for a brighter future.