Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Celebration of Persons with Learning Disabilities - MOVING FORWARD

25th June 2010

Dear Friends

Persons with Learning Disabilities – MOVING FORWARD

We are delighted to invite you to a very special event, the 2010 Dignity & Services High Tea at the KL Convention Centre on 31st July.

Conceived by the family of our late chairman, Datuk Dr. Sam Abraham, the event will be a major fundraiser for Dignity & Services, where we help disabled young people to help themselves.

Our fundraising target is RM 100,000 from sponsorship of tables at RM 2,000 and RM 5,000. We already have the generous support of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and we hope that you will also support us.

The funds raised will help develop our principal project called OPTIONS for Supported Living. This gives young adults the chance to live in sheltered accommodation in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur and learn to look after themselves.

At the High Tea, there will be a chance to meet the youth and families we are supporting. We will also be launching a book entitled “Sam’s Story” which is a biography of our late chairman, the most remarkable Datuk Dr Sam Abraham.

Sam, as he was universally known, was his own Facebook long before social networking was invented.
A pioneering peadiatrician, he was at ease with the high and mighty, and the poor and disadvantaged. From his student days in Australia and post graduate training in the United Kingdom, he built a network of friends all over the world, and was a particular champion of those without a voice. Empowering disabled children and young adults In Malaysia was a concern very close to his heart.

We do hope you can join us at this special High Tea and thank you for your support that enables us to continue our work with individuals and families with learning disabilities.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Young
Chairman, Directors of Dignity & Services

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