Kuala Lumpur, 5 April 2017 – For the eighth consecutive year, Lion-Parkson Foundation (LPF) and Parkson Corporation Sdn Bhd assisted five independent schools in the Klang Valley, namely Kuen Cheng High School, Confucian Private Secondary School, Tsun Jin High School, Chong Hwa Independent High School (KL) and Kwang Hua Private High School to organize a Chinese New Year (CNY) Calligraphy Charity Sale in aid of needy students in these schools.

The Charity Sale was held at 9 participating Parkson stores namely Pavilion KL, Suria KLCC, Sunway Velocity Mall, OUG Shopping Centre, IOI City Mall Putrajaya, NU Sentral, Sunway Pyramid, 1 Utama Shopping Centre and Klang Parade. The students from the 5 schools had staged Calligraphy demonstrations and Chinese orchestra performances at these Parkson stores over 2 weekends in January 2017 prior to the Lunar New Year celebration, and successfully raised RM188,308.85.

At today’s presentation ceremony, LPF Chairman, Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng; Lion Group Director and LPF Trustee, Datuk CS Tang; and LPF Trustee, Dr Yulduz Emiloglu presented cheques for the total amount of RM 194,628.85 to the 5 schools. This amount is inclusive of the sales proceeds from the book entitled ‘My Cause. My Music’ sold by the students at Parkson Stores. This book is a compilation of the articles written by Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng that had been published in Nanyang Siang Pau for 52 weeks, as well as several articles published in Joongang Sunday newspaper in Korea. Her articles are about the calligraphy and art pieces that she has done for sale and the donors who purchased them in aid of charity.

The expenses for the Calligraphy sale and performances by the students in the Parkson stores were sponsored by Lion-Parkson Foundation and Parkson Corporation while the special paper for writing the Calligraphy pieces were provided by Xian’s Calligraphy Centre founded by LPF Chariman, Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng.

Lion-Parkson Foundation was launched in 1990 by Lion Group to administer and disburse funds for various needs such as education, charity and scientific research. It is governed by a Board of Trustees comprising Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng, Datuk CS Tang, Dr Yulduz Emiloglu, and Dr Chua Siew Kiat. 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