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Kids wash cars to raise money for Hope Fund

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Committed to contribute something to help the country, a group of children and teenagers decide to operate car wash service to raise funds for Putrajaya’s Hope Fund.

Tejas Shree Udahyah Kumar, 11, with 20 friends, aged six and 17, were operating car wash services in their residential area at Taman Yarl, Kuala Lumpur here today.

“I am very excited and woke up as early as 7am to start our car wash service... with my friends, we want to help Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the country,” she told reporters here today.

One of the residents, Padma Nadarajah, 60, said she did not expect her idea would receive positive response from fellow residents.

“When the government set up the fund, I was compelled to think what can be done to help the country. I share this idea with neighbours and they are very supportive of the idea that some volunteered to sponsor the washing equipment,” she said.

She said all the proceeds from the charity activities would be channelled to the fund.

Meanwhile, Seputeh MP Teresa Kok, who was also present at the location, said she was moved by the spirit and efforts of the people to help the country.

“This effort is made voluntarily and proves the spirit of love for the country among the people is getting deeper,” she said.

Since the launch on Wednesday, the Hope Fund has managed to raise RM18.6 million.

The fund was launched by the prime minister after many expressed their desire to help the government reduce its RM1 trillion national debt.

- Bernama

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