Lion-Parkson Foundation Contributing RM3.3 million to Build Home for Handicapped & Mentally Disabled Children


Kuala Lumpur, 14 October 2009 - The Lion-Parkson Foundation under The Lion Group is contributing RM3.3 million to the Handicapped And Mentally Disabled Children Association Johor Bahru to help the Association build a similar home in Selangor. The RM3.3 million comprises a cash donation of RM1.4 million to purchase a piece of land of 4.17 acres in Banting, Selangor, and another RM1.9 million to build a home cum learning centre for the special children, under the first phase. The home is proposed to be built over three phases and when fully completed, will be able to accommodate 300 children.

The RM1.4 million is contributed by companies under The Lion Group while the RM1.9 million was raised from the `Million Dollar Dance Grand Finale Charity Show’ staged by the Foundation’s Chairman, Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng on 8 February 2009 at the Bintang Circle, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

At a cheque presentation ceremony on 13 October 2009, Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng presented a cheque for RM320,000 being the initial payment of the Foundation’s contribution to Mr S. Murugaiyah @ Jeevah, the Vice President of the Handicapped And Mentally Disabled Children Association Johor Bahru.

The Lion-Parkson Foundation was launched in 1990 to administer and disburse funds for various needs such as education, charity and scientific research. Todate, the Foundation has sponsored a total of 357 students through various sponsorship programmes worth RM7.5 million. In addition, the Foundation has also contributed another RM9.6 million towards other causes, making a total contribution of RM17.1 million todate.

For further information, please contact Ms Quah Le Ching, Corporate Communications Department at tel. no. 03-2162 2155 ext. 2505 or fax no. 03-2161 8409.