Kuala Lumpur, 2 April 2019 – For the tenth 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 2019.

At today’s presentation ceremony, LPF Chairman, Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng; and Lion Group Director and LPF Trustee, Datuk CS Tang presented cheques for the total amount of RM237,247.31 raised from the Charity Sale 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 was provided by Xian’s Calligraphy Centre founded by LPF Chairman, Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng.

Since the Charity Sale started 10 years ago in 2010, it has raised a total of RM2,382,643.97 to help the needy students in these schools.

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