Yayasan MRCB raises RM730,000 from charity concert

by TMR

YAYASAN MRCB successfully raised RM730,000 from its “Yannick Bovy celebrates 100 years of Nat King Cole” charity concert.

Yannick Bovy, the well-known Belgian singer, serenaded the audience with favourites from Nat King Cole’s career including Unforgettable, Mona Lisa, Autumn Leaves, I Love You for Sentimental Reasons and When I Fall in Love. More than 700 guests attended the charity concert.

Yayasan MRCB chairperson Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng and three of its trustees, Jamaludin Zakaria, Datuk Shamrat Sen Gupta and Dr Mohamed Rafick Khan Abdul Rahman were on hand to greet and welcome all sponsors, corporate guests, media and other guests.

The major sponsors were Gabungan AQRS Bhd, Sapura Group, Armada Baiduri Sdn Bhd, S&S Quest Resources Sdn Bhd, Primercon UTEC Consortium, Trans Resources Corp Sdn Bhd and Costa Coffee Stores, as well as 50 other sponsors.

“Yayasan MRCB humbly thanks all its sponsors for their generous contributions and support towards the foundation’s activities and worthy causes.

“We hope our sponsors will continue to assist us in helping the under-privileged students and needy communities in years to come,” said Jasmine.

She added: “Yayasan MRCB has progressively implemented several programmes including the refurbishment of schools’ facilities, providing educational assistance in the form of tuition classes, UPSR workshops, back-to-school programmes, providing one-year free meals to underprivileged students, empowerment programmes for physically challenged youth and students, a mobile clinic for Orang Asli villagers and sponsoring a halfway home accommodation for patients with prolonged illness and also those caring for them.

“At Yayasan MRCB, we continuously identify causes and implement various programmes of value to support people, especially those with limited resources and overlooked, by providing them with opportunities to lead a better quality of life.”

Yayasan MRCB recently contributed braillers and funded repair works amounting to RM40,000 for the blind school — SK Pendidikan Khas Jalan Batu, Kuala Lumpur.

In July 2019, the foundation conducted several UPSR workshops for 600 students from seven of its adopted schools — namely SK Iskandar Perdana (Perak), SK Pengkalan Jaya and SK Kuala Perai (Penang), SK Seksyen 7 Kota Damansara (Selangor), SK La Salle Brickfields, SK Seri Bonus and SJK (T) Vivekananda Brickfields (Kuala Lumpur).

Yayasan MRCB also launched a one-year meal programme amounting to RM231,000 for 384 less-fortunate students from 12 schools in five states of Federal Territories, Penang, Selangor, Perak and Johor.

Other impactful activities include the contribution of books and calculators to 600 students, donations to 100 less- fortunate families in Langkawi, conducting educational programmes for the Orang Asli children and many more.

To date, Yayasan MRCB has contributed more than RM1 million to assist students across Malaysia.