With LBS Foundation as the Gold Sponsor, Fundraiser Aims to Rally Support from All Walks of Life for Children with Down Syndrome
Petaling Jaya, 21 March 2019 – The Kiwanis Club of Kuala Lumpur (KCKL) today announced the launch of its charity fundraiser, the Kiwanis Motor Treasure Hunt. Organised in conjunction with World Down Syndrome Day which is observed on 21 March every year, the longest running motor treasure hunt in the country hopes to raise awareness on the congenital disorder caused by an extra 21st chromosome. A long-term supporter of The Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation – National Centre (KDSF-NC), LBS Bina Group Berhad, through its philanthropic arm, the LBS Foundation, returned for the 13th year as the gold sponsor, presenting RM30,000 to the KDSF-NC. LBS Bina Group Berhad subsidiary company, MGB Berhad, is the silver sponsor, contributing a RM20,000 to the fundraiser.
LBS Foundation pledges RM 30,000 in support of the 36th Kiwanis Motor Treasure Hunt and its cause. (first from left) Kiwanis Treasure Hunt 2019 Organising Chairman, Kiwanian Loo Say Beng; Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, YB Hannah Yeoh; and LBS Bina Group Berhad, Executive Director, Dato’ Cynthia Lim, at the launch of the annual charity fundraiser.
“Kindness creates a positive ripple effect. As we continue to grow, we also want to share and give back to communities in need. We hope this will create a cycle of positivity. Honoured to be part of today’s event, we hope more will come forward to learn and understand more about Down Syndrome, and in turn play a role in making the world kinder. To the inspiring team at KCKL and KDSF-NC, continue the good work,” said LBS Foundation Chair of Trustees and MGB Group Managing Director, Tan Sri Lim Hock San.
Themed “The Orient Connection”, the 36th Kiwanis Treasure Hunt 2019 will see treasure hunters embark on an exhilarating and purposeful road trip along the coast line from Kuala Lumpur to Penang, from 4 to 6 May 2019. With a noble intention, the trip will help treasure hunters connect and engage with Down Syndrome children and their families during the journey to the Pearl of the Orient. In addition to educating people about Down Syndrome, this landmark event by KCKL also aims to raise funds to sustain the growing operational costs of KDSF-NC.
Since its establishment in 1989, this educational centre with special learning facilities and services for children with Down Syndrome has seen a consistent enrolment of up to 150 children with operational costs exceeding RM 1 million annually.
“Strong community participation has been the secret of success of this annual fund-raising treasure hunt. It has been fulfilling and uplifting to see so many corporate sponsors, like LBS, and members of the community come forward to support what we have been championing at the KDSF-NC. With the additional funds, we could improve existing educational programmes and enhance teachers’ capabilities to deliver better learning outcomes. This is particularly crucial in helping us achieve our main objective to prepare our students for the national schools’ curriculum,” Kiwanis Treasure Hunt 2019 Organising Chairman, Kiwanian Loo Say Beng, said.
This year, the launch of the Kiwanis Motor Treasure Hunt was officiated by the Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, YB Hannah Yeoh, and made complete by the presence of the 36th Kiwanis Treasure Hunt 2019 sponsors and committee, KDSF-NC management committee, KCKL members, volunteers, teachers, parents, children and supporters.
The launch event is part of the World Down Syndrome Day carnival which featured exciting, experiential activities for Down Syndrome Children and their family members and it culminated with a friendly football match between members. To register or find out more information about the 36th Kiwanis Motor Treasure Hunt, please visit www.kckl.org.my or call Ms Tang Kwai Ying (+6).
About LBS Bina Group Berhad
LBS has a distinct pedigree which dates back to 1980s when Dato’ Seri Lim Bock Seng – a young and aggressive man with vision – founded the original construction business in Petaling Jaya. After a decade of rapid growth, LBS set its sights higher and ventured into the property development sector in 1992 where it started its first project, the Jelapang Maju Light Industrial Park in Ipoh, Perak. After taking over the baton from his father, Tan Sri Lim Hock San has grown and developed LBS into one of the major players in property development in Malaysia. LBS Bina Group Berhad (5789) was listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in 2002 with business expanded to Zhuhai, the People’s Republic of China.
Under the leadership of Managing Director, Tan Sri Lim Hock San, the Group re-strategized its business model, and launched a brand-new image, identity and direction as part of its long term objective to be an internationally recognised developer, building and inspiring lifestyle spaces that enhance community living. To mark this new direction, the Group has extended its portfolio of quality homes to the high-end market and has embarked on a progressive journey of change, which includes the areas of product, customer experience, after-sales services, sustainability, green technology and design.
In recognition of his entrepreneurship, Tan Sri Lim was awarded the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2012 by Enterprise Asia. In July 2012, as an acknowledgement of his active involvement in the development of Zhuhai City, China, Tan Sri Lim Hock San was appointed a committee member of the Zhuhai Municipal People’s Political Consultative Conference (Zhuhai CPPCC). Under the stewardship of Tan Sri Lim, the Group was awarded the ‘Best Company for Leadership of Property Development’ at the 2014 International Alternative Investment Review (IAIR) Awards.
Another exemplary accomplishment of Tan Sri Lim was the conferment of The Brand Laureate Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Brand ICON Leadership Award 2015. Tan Sri Lim was presented the award in recognition of his perseverance through many years, resilience that has withstood the test of time, demonstration of strong leadership, deep industry knowledge and impeccable values of integrity and responsibility through LBS.
In appreciation of his contribution to the lasting relationship between Malaysia and China, Tan Sri Lim was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 during the World Chinese Economy Summit 2015 (WCES). The World Economic Summit honours entrepreneurs for their dedication, selfless service and innovative leadership.
LBS marked new milestones in 2016, as the company was awarded the 5 Star Best Development Marketing Malaysia award for its lifestyle-concept development BSP21, and the 5 Star Interior Design Show Home Malaysia award for its Corallia semi-detached homes, at the prestigious Asia Pacific Property Award (APPA) 2016. LBS also clinched the BrandLaureate Most Valuable Brand Award for Property Industry 2016 award in recognition of its esteemed reputation as a trusted property developer at the BrandLaureate Best Brands Awards 2015 – 2016.