UMW Toyota Motor graciously donates proceeds from Toyota Classics to National Cancer Society & a Special Children’s Home

Published on December 2nd, 2010

Philantrophy is one of the main pillars of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) effort. Through the pillar, the company has held the much-anticipated Toyota Classics Charity Concert since 1990.

It’s one of the most sought after event, not only by classical music enthusiasts, but also by charitable organisations around the country. The recently concluded Toyota Classics 20th performance by Citta di Firenze, a reputable Italian orchestra has raised proceeds of RM343,918.

At an event held in Petaling Jaya recently, UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMW Toyota Motor) donated the proceeds of the Toyota Classics Musical performance to the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM), and Pertubuhan Kanak-kanak Insan Istimewa Cemerlang (PKIIC). The organizations received RM100,000 and RM91,000 respectively.

Apart from NCSM and PKIIC, two other charitable homes and organizations benefited from the proceeds. They were Rumah Kanak-kanak Bondulu Gereja Katolik Toboh, Tambunan, Sabah, and Sarawak Cheshire Home.

NCSM provides an extensive range of cancer services, treatment and support to the public, besides creating awareness about cancer. The fund for the NCSM will be used to purchase a 9-seater new van to facilitate traveling to smaller urban and rural communities by volunteer staff to create cancer awareness. It will also be used to ferry women from urban poor communities to the Women Cancer Detection Centre for free mammograms and pap smear tests.

PKIIC is a home for underprivileged children who are mostly poor. Children at the home are provided with an education and taught to be more independent and become strong-spirited individuals. The proceeds to PKIIC will be utilized to facilitate the refurbishment of the hostel, construction of a mini hall for the children and create a better and complete facility to accomodate the children and their needs.

Speaking at the cheque presentation ceremony, Kuah Kock Heng, the President of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd, said, “We hope our contribution will go a long way to create a better and conducive living condition for the children at Pertubuhan Kanak-kanak Insan Istimewa Cemerlang, and also enable more women to capitalize on the opportunity to undergo the necessary tests at the National Cancer Society’s facilities without having to compromise on their health.”

“At this juncture, I would like to thank all the classical music lovers and aficionados for their endearing support towards the Toyota Classics performances, which has enabled us to help improve the lives of so many people through the proceeds,” said Kuah.

“We will continue to explore new ways to further help improve the lives of more deserving people from charitable homes and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), and also increase the collection from the classical performances,” concluded Kuah.

At the event, Kuah presented the mock cheques to Rubi-Ain Dahlan, the Managing Director of the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, and also to Junainah Abdul Rahman, the Deputy Chairwoman of Pertubuhan Kanak-kanak Insan Istimewa Cemerlang.

The Toyota Classics concert is aimed at vetting the appetite of classical music lovers by showcasing international performances and also to raise funds. These funds are channeled to charitable organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s).

For the past two decades, UMW Toyota Motor, through the Toyota Classics performances, has managed to raise and contributed more than RM6Million to forty-seven charitable organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) throughout the country.

For more information and inquiries about UMW Toyota Motor, its range of products and services, log on to www.toyota.com.my, or call UMW Toyota Motor’s free-phone at 1-800-8-869682.

words: Azdee Amir  pix: Syafril Ismail

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