Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Piece Of Hope : Fun Run & Walk 2017

To registration website

A PIECE OF HOPE : FUN RUN & WALK 2017 is the second installment of our run & walk charity event (the first was in 2014 in which attracted 1,000 participants, visit to find out more).
This event is an extension of our many successful annual charity fundraising event, A PIECE OF HOPE : MT. KINABALU. A PIECE OF HOPE or aptly known as APOH, was conceived in 2007 as a fundraising campaign vehicle during Mt. Kinabalu climbs. However uniquely last year we did not climb Mt. Kinabalu and instead we embarked on a collaborative effort with Pavilion KL in a CNY monkey painting project in which raised over RM260,000 for all past nine APOH helped NGOs.
A PIECE OF HOPE : FUN RUN & WALK 2017 will be held on 4 June 2017 at MAEPS Laman 2, Serdang, Selangor. The event will start with the run followed by the walk at 7.10am. Upon finishing, there will be various activities such as lucky draws, stage shows, games and mini charity bazaar. The beneficiary NGOs will setup stalls to showcase their work and sell items for charity. These NGOs are Shelter Home for Children, Rumah KIDS and Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Kajang Selangor. We expect approximately 1,500 participants of all ages for our event.
As always, we are giving 100% of participants’ registration fees to the NGOs, none will be held back. So come and join us now. Details below:

Venue: MAEPS, Laman 2, Serdang, Selangor
Date: 4 June 2017, Sunday
Run Distance: 8km
Walk Distance: 3km
Children below 12 yrs old are welcome to join the walk for free.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Monkeys out Moneys in

Never have I thought painting can be so exhausting but yet fulfilling. The Three Wise Monkeys charity project in collaboration with Pavilion KL just feels that way. All the hard work put in for the month long painting sessions in January finally paid off handsomely. Selling the monkeys was equally challenging as we had to source out all contacts be it individual or corporate. This time around Pavilion KL’s team did a superb job at sell pushing as many monkeys as possible so that maximum donation amount can be achieved. Bravo to them for the effort!

A closing ceremony for the Three Wise Monkeys charity project was held at Pavilion KL on 29th March 2016. It was graced by Puan Sri Cindy Lim, deputy chairman of Pavilion KL and many invited generous donors. APOH committee members (Jimmy Lim, Doreen, Engu, Mok Jee Sang, Capt. Lim, Tatt Boon, Ted) were also present to lend support. Representatives of the 9 children based NGOs supported by APOH in the past, also came to be part of the event.

In the event, it was unveiled that a total of RM600,000 was collected. A large amount indeed for a first time joint collaborative effort of APOH with Pavilion KL. Puan Sri Cindy Lim in her speech mentioned that it is truly an unexpected success to have reached such an amount in all of Pavilion KL’s CSR projects. She later unveiled Pavilion KL’s ‘Charity At Heart’ logo which will to be used for all their CSR projects in future.

So, monkeys out moneys in. The amount collected will be fairly distributed by Pavilion KL among the 9 children based NGOs, selected old folks homes and other NGOs from up coming Pavilion KL’s CSR projects.

 STAR METRO : 5 April 2016
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Once again, a great big THANK YOU to Nippon Paint for sponsoring their paints in such wonderful colours. A note of appreciation to project partners Tenmoku Pottery and Art Venture Resources for creating the monkeys for us to paint. A resounding applause to SJKC Choong Wen for lending their canteen to us to conduct mass painting sessions.

With the closing of the Three Wise Monkeys charity project, APOH’s charity initiatives is not at its end but just beginning, for other projects.