Performers at the Project Intan concert on Aug 21. Photo: BOB LEE

Teachers and students of Mandeville Music School recently donned Peranakan attire and put on a special concert in aid of children suffering from cancer.

The performance was held at The Intan, a Peranakan museum in Joo Chiat, on Aug 21.

The event was part of Project Intan, a yearly fundraising effort by Peranakan antique collector Alvin Yapp.

Dr Yeoh Joo Seang, chairperson of ARC Children’s Centre, the beneficiary of this year’s charity drive, attended the concert together with about 80 people.

According to Mr Yapp, about $30,000 was raised to build a multi-sensory room for the centre, which would provide a therapeutic atmosphere for the children to have fun.

Mr Yapp started Project Intan in 2007, and has raised funds for Assisi Hospice previously.

The Holy Family Church parishioner, who plays the violin at Blessed Sacrament Church, says he organises these fundraising events “to give back to our community and honour and respect our heritage and identity”.