Malaysians raise K395,200 in charity drive

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THE Malaysian Association has raised K395,200 in a charity drive, and out of this sum the Port Moresby General Hospital gets the lion’s share of K160,200.
Chairman of the hospital Sir Brian Bell received the cheque at a dinner function in Port Moresby on Saturday.
This was the ninth consecutive year  the association had organised the charity.
The first was in 2001 which raised K27,000.
Organising chairman Ivan Lu said the total sum was raised through a golf event last Friday featuring 47 teams who paid a total of K94,000 to participate.
Sales of raffle tickets with the top prize of a car netted K120,000.
An auction of a range of items that include ceramics and paintings at the dinner raised K62,000.
In addition, there were cash donations totalling K119,000 from well-wishers.
Mr Lu thanked individuals and business houses for their support of the annual charity drive.
Eleven other charities also received donations. They were: Operation Open Heart, Sir Buri Kidu Foundation, City Mission, who each received K30,000.
Children’s Foundation (K25,000), Hope PNG (K20,000), Cannosa School of Life (K20,000), Missionaries of Charity (K20,000), Cheshire Home (K15,000), Caritas Technical Secondary School (K15,000), Eda Mauri (K15,000) and Nine-Mile clinic (15,000).