THE Lions clubs in Penang are usually actively engaged in charitable works and these non-government organisations (NGOs) have never failed to show up when the community needs their assistance.
This time around, five of their branches, namely Tanjung Putri, Georgetown City, Simpang Ampat, Penang Armenian and Tanjung Sri Pinang, have joined hands with the Koperasi Pertanian dan Pemasaran Mesra Alam Malaysia Berhad, Penang Lim Entrepreneur Chamber of Commerce and Persatuan Kebajikan Cahaya Hadapan Pulau Pinang to raise a total of RM20,100.
The donation was used to purchase a defibrillator unit and 600 boxes of children’s face mask which were handed over to the Paediatric Oncology Department of the Penang Hospital today in the presence of state Welfare and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh.
Phee is also the chairman of the PgCare Alliance, which was recently set up to accelerate help to the needy in the state during this Covid-19 pandemic.
The Penang Hospital was represented by its senior assistant director Dr Wong Khar Ming, who lauded the donors for their thoughtful gesture and extended his appreciation to them as well.
Also present were D308 B2 district governor Datuk Yeoh Moh Chai, Elaine Teh (Lions Club of Tanjung Putri president), Datin Chang Yinn Ping (Lions Club of Georgetown City president), Jimmy Lim (Lions Club of Simpang Ampat president), Ernest Ooi (Lions Club of Penang Armenian president), ES Chan (Lions Club of Tanjung Sri Pinang president), Anson Cheah (Koperasi Pertanian dan Pemasaran Mesra Alam Malaysia Berhad chairman), Jimmy Lim (Penang Lim Entrepreneur Chamber of Commerce chairman), and May Lee (Persatuan Kebajikan Cahaya Hadapan Pulau Pinang chairman).
Story by Tanushalini Moroter
Pix by Alissala Thian