MBBS B12 Mooncakes & Lanterns Charity Stall in LEVITATE 2007
STUDENTS ON CHARITY DRIVE
By ANNE HASLAM
(Kind hearts: Student selling mooncakes and lanterns at a stall)
MEDICAL students from the Asian Institute of Medical Science and Technology (Aimst), near Sungai Petani, showed they had a caring heart when they rallied together to raise funds for a poor family with a handicapped child.
The students held a charity event called LEVITATE 2007, which was to help the family of six living in Taman Songket.
The students came up with the name LEVITATE which means to be raised of lifted up and they hoped to do this for the family.
During the two-day charity drive, booths were set up selling food and drinks, books, mooncakes and lanterns and there were song dedications and hand art.
Money was also raised from a movie screening, a snake show as well as a futsal competition comprising 13 teams, all of which was held at the campus in semeling.
According to organising committee member M. Kokulabalan, their terget was to raise RM2,000 for the family.
He said two of the children who were in Form 5 and Form 6 were good students while the youngest had just sat for the UPSR.
He said the father, an estate worker and sole breadwinner who earned about RM700, could barely support the four children, including 14-year old N. Kanapathy who has cerebral palsy and recurrent chest infections requiring constant hospitalisation.Article Taken From The Star.