Three charity bodies, namely the Persatuan Pemulihan Orang-orang Cacat Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan (PPOC), the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), and Yayasan Anak-anak Yatim Sultanah Haminah (YAYSH) were the recipients of over RM320,000 of proceeds raised by the annual Toyota Classics 2012 concert organized by UMW Toyota Motor.
The latest edition is the 21st in a series of annual concerts that started in 1990 and has raised a total of RM6.7 million for the benefit of 53 organizations through ticket sales and corporate donations. Held at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas in KLCC on 8 November 2012, this year’s Toyota Classics featured the Vienna Chamber Orchestra led by conductor Joji Hattori, with soloist Soichi Muraji on classical guitar. The concert was a sold out performance.
In addition to cash aids, the PPOC, a rehabilitation center for the disabled, also received a brand new Toyota Hiace, while the MJIIT, an institute of higher learning that offers Japanese style education for technological fields of study, received a Toyota Prius, both for the express purpose of aiding the organizations with their transport and logistical needs. YAYSH, meanwhile, received cash aid totaling RM87,400 to give a new lease of life to the underprivileged orphans at charity organizations in Kedah.
Pictures: Official UMW Toyota Motor release.