When senior citizen Chan Yow Wai took on the challenge to go bald to raise funds for the Lions Club Subang Jaya Go Bald to Feed the Hunger campaign, little did he expect to rake in RM15,000 within four days.
“I initially set myself a target of RM3,000 when I offered my crown for the campaign. The response was slow at the beginning but once it picked up, I was getting pledges every half an hour.”
“I approached a small group of friends and my neighbours to help me raise the funds. My wife Karen and I landed up spending a lot of time keeping up with the pledges that came in and the money which being deposited into our account for the cause,” he said.
Chan said he offered to go bald for the campaign because he felt it was a meaningful effort to feed the hunger of those who were badly hit by the movement control order.
“The initiative by the Lions Club Subang Jaya was noble and I felt compelled to help raise the much needed funds to help them provide food for the needy and poor.”
“I am very grateful to my friends, family and neighbours who were very supportive of my efforts and the amount raised is testimony of their support,” he said.
Karen sportingly supported her husband’s wish to help the cause by shaving his head bald. She “played” the hair stylist who trimmed and eventually shaved Chan’s head bald.
“It was fun shaving my husband’s head for him. But I dread to think that there will be a bald man sleeping next to me tonight,” she quipped.
Get your scissors and shavers out! Embrace the new normal with a new clean shave.
Jump on board and support our efforts to encourage Malaysians to go bald for the Feed the Hunger programme, an initiative by the Lions Club of Subang Jaya to provide dinner packs for more than 1,000 needy and less fortunate families daily. The club has supplied more than 32,000 packs so far and is continuing to do so until the MCO is lifted.
This Feed the Hunger programme needs your support to continue providing a meal for the poor and needy. Let’s do our bit to support their efforts.
Get your friends on board! Pledge any amount you wish to and let us know.once you have completed your haircut, you can bank in your pledge.
Go on Facebook Live and show us your efforts. Share it with SJEcho…..and we will put it up to show how big your heart is and how magnificent you look with your new “hairstyle”.
For all donations to LIONS CLUB SUBANG JAYA for Feed the MCO Hunger, please bank in to:Lions Club of Subang Jaya Maybank: 5122-2232-4551