Kuala Lumpur, 30 April 2018 – For the ninth consecutive year, Lion-Parkson Foundation (LPF) and Parkson Corporation Sdn Bhd assisted five independent schools in the Klang Valley, namely Chong Hwa Independent High School (KL), Confucian Private Secondary School, Kuen Cheng High School, Kwang Hua Private High School, and Tsun Jin 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 1 Utama Shopping Centre, IOI City Mall Putrajaya, Klang Parade, NU Sentral, OUG Shopping Centre, Pavilion KL, Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Velocity Mall, and Suria KLCC. The students from the 5 schools had sold their Calligraphy works and staged Chinese orchestra performances at these Parkson stores over 3 weekends prior to the Lunar New Year celebration in February 2018.

At today’s presentation ceremony, LPF Chairman, Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng; Lion Group Director and LPF Trustee, Datuk CS Tang; and LPF Trustee, Dr Chua Siew Kiat presented cheques for the total amount of RM258,792.36 to the 5 schools.

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.

At the event, Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng highlighted that Lion-Parkson Foundation will be organizing Lion Parkson Charity Run on 30 September 2018 at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. The Run is opened to the public with arrangements for the participating schools to register at a special rate whereby the registration fees will be donated back to them. There is also a 1KM Run for Cancer with the registration fees waived for cancer patients and survivors. This 1KM run is also opened to the public whereby the registration fees collected will be donated to National Cancer Society of Malaysia.

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.