Shah Alam, 15 November 2015 – Lion Parkson Run 2015 was organised by Parkson Corporation Sdn Bhd and Lee Chong Wei Foundation to raise funds for Home for Handicapped & Mentally Disabled Children located at Lot 1648, Jalan Angkasa, Bandar Mahkota Banting, 42700 Banting, Selangor under the auspices of Lion-Parkson Foundation (LPF). The run at Setia City Mall Central Park in Setia Alam, Shah Alam attracted 5,000 participants.


Lion Group Executive Chairman cum Parkson Group Chairman, Tan Sri William Cheng flagged off the runners. Present at the Run were Chairman of Lion-Parkson Foundation, Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng; Lion-Parkson Foundation Trustees, Mr CS Tang and Dr Chua Siew Kiat; The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia President, Datuk Ter Leong Yap and council members of The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry; Home for Handicapped & Mentally Disabled Children Association Selangor Vice President, Mr Jeevah Murugaiyah; Parkson Director – Merchandising, Ms Natalie Cheng, and Parkson management and staff.


The Run had 5 categories i.e. 10km Competitive Run, 10km Fun Run, 5km Fun Run and 5km Family Run; and a 3km VIP Run. The major sponsors for the Run are Fila, Polo, Larrie, The Flexx, Bonia, Akemi, Seiko, Hwa Tai, LS Production, Official Time Keeper, Jaguar, and Official Drink, Spritzer.


The Charity Run was held to raise funds to build Phases 2 and 3 of the Banting Home to accommodate another 100 children, and an orphanage and old folks home. The Home which can accommodate 100 children presently was officially opened by National Shuttler, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei on 4 November 2012. It was built at a cost of RM2.2 million contributed by Lion-Parkson Foundation, on a 4.17 acres piece of land worth RM1.2 million donated by Lion Group.


Those who would like to donate to the Home may issue a cheque to Lion-Parkson Foundation or bank in to Lion-Parkson Foundation’s account at Alliance Bank – 141850010001473. All donations to the Foundation are tax-exempt.


For further information, please contact Ms Quah Le Ching, Corporate Communications Department at tel no. 03-21420155 ext 2505 or fax no. 03-21428409