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The Scene Best Of 2017: The 10 Charity Events That Proved Giving Back Can Be Fun

Best Of 2017: The 10 Charity Events That Proved Giving Back Can Be Fun

Best Of 2017: The 10 Charity Events That Proved Giving Back Can Be Fun
By Tien Chew
December 13, 2017
2017 has been an amazing year and here are some of the good deeds of the year that sought to make the country a better place, all without forgetting to inject a little fun into the mix.

1/10 Charity Luncheon at 8 Conlay

Datin Kate Ong, Datin Shiao Bin, Sylvia Gan and Khoon Hooi
Datin Kate Ong, Datin Shiao Bin, Sylvia Gan and Khoon Hooi

Some of the city’s most elegant women came to support Puan Sri Toh Ee Siew-Kua and her fellow big-hearted friends in raising money for Angsana Care, an organisation that helps to improve the quality of life for paediatric palliative care patients and their families. Guests had fun dressing up in oriental-themed colours and dresses. Puan Sri Kua, who is a qualified Nordic Walking instructor, went on stage and welcomed everyone to share in her passion for the activity, and spoke of how she will be using her capability to teach others Nordic Walking as a philanthropic project to give back to society.

This article appeared in the April 2017 issue.

 

2/10 KL Sogo Charity Nite & Business Partners’ Appreciation 2017

Datin Rita Shum, Datuk Nur Jazlan, Dato' Mohamed Khadar Merican, Datuk Alfred Cheng, Datuk Andrew Lim and Dr Andrea Lim
Datin Rita Shum, Datuk Nur Jazlan, Dato' Mohamed Khadar Merican, Datuk Alfred Cheng, Datuk Andrew Lim and Dr Andrea Lim

Longtime establishment KL Sogo celebrated its 23rd anniversary with a glitzy gala dinner at Shangri-La Hotel KL, but not forgetting to give back to charity by raising significant sums to help victims of flood disasters through the Touch Sogo Foundation. The charitable foundation also aims at helping the educationally and socially underprivileged groups by providing them with proper platform to acquire new skills.

See the full event coverage here

3/10 The Glittering Baubles Of Life

Dato' Rosemarie Wee and recipients of the charity fund help Manfred Weber (fourth from left) light up the tree
Dato' Rosemarie Wee and recipients of the charity fund help Manfred Weber (fourth from left) light up the tree

Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s 2017 Christmas charity project successfully raised funds to heal disadvantaged children with heart ailments and other afflictions. Over RM4 million was raised and there was a special treat for the group of underprivileged and refugee children from Tasputra Perkim, Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Taman Megah and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR).

Checkout the full event coverage here.

4/10 38 Gen T Volunteers Helped Build A Home

Gen T x EPIC Homes
Gen T x EPIC Homes

Members of Gen.T and EPIC Homes worked together to build a house for one large family in Serendah during the Merdeka Weekend. The whole experience taught the volunteers how to give back to society by building a home for an underprivileged family. You can read what these volunteers learnt during the 3 days spent, or if you prefer something more visual, see the gallery and the video.

5/10 ‘Fly with Speed for those in Need’ Charity Event

Jason Choong and Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein
Jason Choong and Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein

Cycling never felt more fulfilling than the session organised by charity organisation, Bluebirds. Held at Flycyle in Verve Suites, Mont Kiara, the event had guests cycling to promote awareness for two charities. 

This article appeared in the May 2017 issue.

 

6/10 A Fashionable Charity VIP Showcase

Rachael Ward and Debra Wei
Rachael Ward and Debra Wei

The Chi Chi Von Tang x Nimble Fingers Cambodia anime collection VIP preview proved to be a virtuous affair, with proceeds from the event funding a number of charities. Guests also got to enjoy personal styling sessions too. 

This article appeared in the January 2017 issue.

 

7/10 RHB Foundation Art With Heart Exhibition

Suhaimi Fadzir and  Dato’ Khairussaleh Ramli
Suhaimi Fadzir and Dato’ Khairussaleh Ramli

Talented local artists were featured at the Images of Life themed exhibition aligned with RHB’s plans to support worthy causes—with 10 per cent of every artwork sold being donated to selected charities.

This article appeared in the February 2017 issue.

 

8/10 Bring Back The Kebaya Fundraiser

Vivienne Lee, Dr Lyana Khairuddin and Sherry Sheriff
Vivienne Lee, Dr Lyana Khairuddin and Sherry Sheriff

In the spirit of culture and community, #bringbackthekebaya was an evening of charity and fun as attendees immersed in joget dancing, kebaya and trinket shopping as well as dinner. Organised by Dr Lyana Khairuddin, proceeds from ticket sales went to the SEED Foundation, and was supported by guests like Datuk Paduka Nora Abdullah, Toh Puan Salina Ibak and Vivienne Lee.

This article appeared in the February 2017 issue.

 

9/10 Estée Lauder Companies' Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Gala

Professor Teo Soo Hwang, Ranjit Kaur,Paul Slavin, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz and Dr Amir Fuad Hussein
Professor Teo Soo Hwang, Ranjit Kaur,Paul Slavin, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz and Dr Amir Fuad Hussein

Estée Lauder held its pink ribbon charity dinner at The Majestic Hotel KL this year. Proceeds from the night went to four organisations: Cancer Research Malaysia, National Cancer Society Malaysia, the Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation and Breast Cancer Welfare Association - with a total of RM480,000 being raised. And in usual Estée Lauder fashion, the entire Majestic Hotel KL was lit in pink for the night.

Checkout the full report here.

10/10 A Charity Evening with Adele: Rumour Has It

Managing Director of Malaysia Tatler Florence Fang and Area Director of Communications For Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur Dato' Rosemarie Wee
Managing Director of Malaysia Tatler Florence Fang and Area Director of Communications For Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur Dato' Rosemarie Wee

True to their annual tradition of combining charity with good food, company and music, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur’s area director of communications Dato’ Rosemarie Wee and Malaysia Tatler's managing director Florence Fang rallied up their friends to raise funds to aid in the surgeries of children with life-threatening heart disease. A total of RM300,000 was raised, thanks to generous souls like Dato’ Kevin Yong, Dato’ Jaya Tan and Datin Regina Tan and Lee Jim Leng. The response was so positive that Dato' Rosemarie and Florence decided to help two more children. The icing on top of the cake? Naomi Price channelled Adele’s onstage persona to belt out the British singer's radio-charting hits.

See the full event coverage here.

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