Inaugural Benefactors Evening in Kuala Lumpur
Earlier this year, we held our inaugural Benefactors Evening at the Glasshouse in Kuala Lumpur to raise funds to provide education for the disadvantaged communities, such as Orang Asli (indigenous community), refugee youths and those below poverty margin.
Hosted by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Greenaway, and former UNMC CEO and Provost Professor Christine Ennew, the event raised RM50,000. At the event, exclusive items were auctioned, including:
- a visit to the Court of Appeal Malaysia at the Palace of Justice with Yang Arif Datuk Dr Prasad Sandosham Abraham, Nottingham alumnus and Appeals Court Judge
- a private cooking lesson for two with the award-winning celebrity chef Dato’ Dr Fazley Yaakob at his Suka Sucre Bistro
- a horse riding lesson at the Private Polo Club in Ipoh and fine dining at Garvy’s French Restaurant, courtesy of Dato’ Beh Chun Chuan’s family
- your own burger designed and named by award-winning burger joint myBurgerLab, co-founded by Nottingham alumni Teoh Wee Kiat and Chin Ren Yi.
The Benefactors Evening has helped provide more students with the gift of education by supporting their living costs while they study at UNMC. All it takes is RM8,000 to cover accommodation and living costs for a full academic year for a Pathways student. The University has currently funded RM250,000 for Pathways students, and has committed a further RM850,000.
We would like to thank those who have become part of the UNMC Foundation by donating towards this successful event: Dato Hooi Lai Lin; May Lam; Jim Moore; Datin Azrene Ahmad and Dato’ Dr Fazley Yaakob; Teoh Wee Kiat and Chin Ren Yi; Datuk Dr Prasad Sandosham Abraham; Boustead Holdings Berhad; and Professor Christine Ennew.
Posted on 28th November 2016