Fancy this? Pay what you want

Fancy this? Pay what you want
Madam Fion Phua is now running a flea market and proceeds from sales will be used to top-up the Ez-link cards of needy students.

SINGAPORE - A safe, child car seats, and a mahjong set are items low-income families would not normally need.

But, Madam Fion Phua, who has a knack for unusual charity drives, wants you to donate impractical items anyway so that she can sell them at a flea market and raise money to top up the ez-link cards of children from needy families.

The response has been interesting - a man who drives a Lamborghini even donated Hello Kitty dolls.

Madam Phua, 43, who calls herself a one-woman charity, has been doing charity work since she was 19.

She owns Tee Up Marketing, a company that buys and sells club memberships.

In August, last year, she was featured in The New Paper because she offered her designer bags from Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Prada in exchange for bags of rice.

Madam Phua collected a whopping 6,435 bags of rice. Each bag of rice weighed 5kg, bringing the total weight to over 32 tonnes.

In 2010, she worked with Novotel Clarke Quay hotel to help get rid of 120 old beds and mattresses by getting volunteers to move them to the homes of those in need.

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