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Fundraising for Church Renovation

The Parish of Holy Trinity organised a food and fun fair at St John’s (Anglican) church hall recently. It was aimed at raising funds for the renovation and refurbishment of the Holy Trinity Church in Batu Gajah.

The Holy Trinity Church, which precedes many churches in Perak and Malaysia, celebrates its 120th anniversary this year. For the betterment of services rendered to the community in Batu Gajah, refurbishments such as changing the roof, a new coat of paint, re-polishing the floor, renovating the entrance and foyer, as well as re-varnishing the wooden panels of the altar and the pews would be completed in June.

 the meaningful event, there were different booths offering exciting games, mouth-watering food, heart-racing lucky draws and free medical check-ups. Steven, a member of the organising committee told Ipoh Echo, “Around 1000 tickets were sold, hence an estimated RM10,000 were collected in anticipation of the fun fair.” He also said that more donations were needed as the approximate cost of the refurbishment is in excess of RM70,000.

“Out of every RM50 blood test voucher purchased at our booth, RM10 would be donated to the church. We would like to chip in and do our part for charity,” said Veshallini, 24, from the Sigma Lifesciences Sdn Bhd. Stephanie, the business development manager, an avid reader of Ipoh Echo along with her son, agreed passionately, “Charity events are always very important on our agenda.”

Lizamaria, 24, a visitor to the fair, shared similar sentiments, “This event helps create a bond among Christians. I am here to support a good cause.”

Mei Kuan

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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