A charity night themed ‘An Evening of Joyful Sharing’, hosted by Tay Ibrahim and Partners, was held at Syeun Hotel, Ipoh recently.
The event was aimed at raising funds for the Rose Virginie Good Shepherd’s Centre, Life School Ipoh and Pusat Kebajikan Rumah Harapan. The event included a live auction to help reach that goal.
Generosity was in full swing during the auction as item after item went under the hammer at values way above market prices. The highest bid for an item was RM5000 for a 1968 Royal Cognac Brandy bid by Dato’ David Tan, while Raymond Chan bid RM4000 for his own bottle of 21 year Johnnie Walker Scotch which he had donated for the auction. The total amount raised from the auction was RM47,703 and the proceeds will be divided equally among the three organisations.
According to Mrs Shirley Choo, the event Organising Chairperson, all the bid items were donated. Among the donated items were paintings entitled ‘London Bridge’ and ‘Magical Mountains’ by Mr and Mrs Tan Teik Chin; other items included ‘lady’s Trusted Companion’, ‘Tactician’s Toy’ by Dato’ Nicky Chen; ‘Timekeeper’s Tool’, ‘Connoisseur’s Choice’ by Mr Jim Cheah and ‘Brandewijn’ donated by Mr Lai Hun Lean.