GEORGE TOWN: A TOTAL of RM10,000 was raised and donated to the Malaysian Resource Centre for Hearing and Speech Language (Marches) at a charity event called “March With Us” recently.
Organised by Han Chiang College, the event was held at Penang Times Square.
The charity programme aimed to raise awareness of the importance of helping those with speech impairment enjoy a normal life.
“Instead of a simple fundraising campaign, we decided to go all out to raise the public’s awareness on the needs of those with hearing and speech impairment,” said project director, Ku Li Hua.
Among the activities were telematch games, caricature stalls, T-shirt customisation stalls, singing and dancing performances.
Ooi Gim Chuan, Khaw Xian Zhi and Lim Hui Yi were recipients of the Gift of Communication Fund.
The fund enables recipients to purchase equipment that help deal with speech impairment.
Since the launch of Marches in June last year, the organisation has raised RM23,465.