2014 was another year that saw insurmountable sums of money raised for the less fortunate
Charities began as early as February, when Maison Francaise hosted various CEO's and industry leaders, who moonlighted as waiters for a night, to raise funds for Orphanage Angel Home
The good sports who took part included Chairman of SHELL, Iain Lo; Managing Director of MRCB, Datuk Mohammad Salim Fateh Din; CTO of Boh Plantations, Mehmet Alguel and COO of Hap Seng, Harald Behrend.
Also in February, The Soroptimist Club of Sentul organised an evening of good food, music and wine with a soiree fighting for an honorable cause – helping unfortunate women working through awareness, advocacy and action.
The charity dinner was paired with excellent Australian wine and unique performances of extraordinary musicians including singer Edna Tan, pianist Sothie Paul Duraisamy and a band performance by The Seasons 4.
March saw the return of Sisters in Islam (SIS) private charity auction dinner, from which all proceeds go to SIS.
The items that were up for bidding included a giant teddy bear, a beautiful shawl as well as a few artworks.
In May, The Melium Group and Malaysia Tatler once again joined forces to host a charity auction in commemoration of their 25th anniversary to raise RM 2.5 million for 12 different charity bodies.
Overachieving the initial target, RM 3.3 million was raised after 3 exciting hours.
In July, New Shanghai Group turned 3 and celebrated by hosting a charity gala dinner lavishly called 'The Extravaganza'.
The main objective of the gala dinner to raise funds for underprivilaged kids of the Make-A-Wish Malaysia Foundation, was met with a grand total of RM11,000 raised from wine auctions and ticket sales.
In August, Dato' Rosemarie Wee and Florence Fang, banded with Sharyn Wong and Grazia Iannarelli to host a charity dinner named 'Big Hearts for Little Hearts' to raise funds for children with heart conditions.
The evening saw Johnny Tillotson, renowned American singer and songwriter of the 60s, performing live in support of the charity effort.
In September, Dancesteps Studio and Friends to Mankind co-hosted a charity gala in aid of Fugee School and Make A Wish Malaysia.
The night saw performances by the students of Dancesteps Studio, who were specially coached by renowned instructors from New York, Jay T Jenkins and Dawud Jackson.
In the same month of September, Estee Lauder brought back its 'Pink Ribbon Charity Ball', the proceeds from which go to the Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation (CARIF).
The auction held during dinner that night raised a total of RM600,000.
In October, The Majestic Hotel teamed up with the Eastern & Oriental Express to host The Majestic Tiger Ball to raise money to save wild tigers
Founder of Save Wild Tigers, Simon Clinton and Rikki Mace, were delighted with the success of the charity auction