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MRCA Charity Golf 2022 Raised RM50k To Benefit 5 Children’s Charity Homes

Petaling Jaya – Supported by MRCA Branding Education Charity Foundation, MRCA successfully organised its Charity Golf Tournament 2022 (“Charity Golf”) at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort. The Charity Golf was attended by Guest of Honour, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Barry Goh Ming Choon, Founder & Executive Chairman of B&G Capital Resources Berhad; MRCA Branding Education Charity Foundation Chairman, Datuk Lee Hwa Cheng; MRCA President, Ms. Shirley Tay; MRCA Past Honorary Presidents; Joint Organising Chairmen, Mr Jordan Ng, Mr Brian Tham and working committees; MRCA Excos and Council Members; representatives from the donor companies, Media and guests.

The Charity Golf Tournament received overwhelming response from 124 golfers with 31 flights taken up within first two weeks right of its launch and had successfully raised RM50,000 which were then donated to five (5) children’s homes:

(a) Angels Children’s Home;
(b) Openhands Fellowship Care Centre;
(c) Pertubuhan kebajikan Waja Home Malaysia;
(d) Rumah Amal Limpahan Kasih; and
(e) Rumah Victory Children & Youth Home

The mock cheques were handed over to the beneficiary bodies’ representatives witnessed by Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Barry Goh, Datuk Lee Hwa Cheng; Ms Shirley Tay; MRCA Past Honorary Presidents and organising committee. The highlight of the day was the charity auction whereby a total of Nine (9) sponsored items were put up for bids with a total value of RM40,000 consists of branded luggages, Swiss timepieces, and Italian Fabric custom made suit. All auction proceeds went towards the donation to said charity homes.

With the continuous effort and initiative to provide financial assistance and relief to the underprivileged group, The MRCA Branding Education Charity Foundation has also embarked several worthy charity projects which were initiated by MRCA Madam President, Ms. Shirley Tay, including “A Good Deed A Week”; “MRCA Sungai Buloh Hospital Relief Fund”; “Spare Your Coins for Charity”; “MRCA & DSAM Support White Flag Charity” and “MRCA 2021 Flood Relief Fund” campaigns. Last year in 2021, MRCA concluded 8 charity activities which include cash and goods donations; and other supplies to the needy groups.

Whilst many SMEs were badly hit for the past 20 over months of the prolonged lockdowns and are still reeling from heavy financial losses, MRCA has always strive to advocate in forwarding good deeds through simple act of kindness, considerations and remembering those in need reaching out to them in every available opportunity and means.

About the MRCA Branding Education Charity Foundation

As the leading retail chain association in the nation, the Malaysia Retail Chain Association achieved tremendous breakthrough in the year 2010. Under the initiatives and leadership of its 2008-2010 President Dato’ Tay Sim Kim, the MRCA raised RM1 million for the set-up of the MRCA Foundation.

With the set-up of this Foundation, the MRCA started to work in giving back to society through visitations and donations to Charitable Homes during Malaysia’s main respective festive seasons –Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, Deepavali and Christmas.

The MRCA Branding Education Charity Foundation Trustees

1. Dato’ Tay Sim Kim, Founder Chairman
2. Datuk Lee Hwa Cheng, Foundation Chairman of MRCA Branding Education
Charity Foundation 2020 – 2022
3. Dato’ Eddie Choon
4. Datuk Albert Chiang
5. Datuk Seri Nelson Kwok JP
6. Dato’ Liaw Choon Liang JP
7. Datuk Seri Garry Chua

The objectives of the MRCA Branding Education Charity Foundation are:

• To act a trustee, administer funds for medical, educational and charitable purposes
• To recognize academic achievements excellence from Members’ children
• To assist, aid, provide relief and render financial assistance to the poor and needy
• To provide education assistance to the needy and to deserving students
• To provide medical and surgical facilities and services
• To organize, implement and support schemes for the relief of human sufferings and treatment of sicknesses and diseases