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ELDERLY MAN SEEKING DONATIONS OF $3K TO PAY FOR LATE MOTHER’S FUNERAL

An elderly man was reportedly seen asking the public for donations at near Ang Mo Kio Hub, at the underpass linking the MRT station to the mall, according to Shin Min Daily News.

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He had a sign laid down on the ground, stating that he needed $3,000 to pay for his late mother’s funeral expenses.

Many have spotted the elderly man over the last 3 weeks, as he sat on a stool in the underpass and sought donations from passers-by.

The elderly man, Mr Zhou, had his handwritten sign laid down on the ground saying that the money would be returned within the next three months.

He also added that he was willing to provide his personal particulars to the donors as proof of his identity, and thanked those who helped him out.

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Zhou also added that he has raised about $1,000 so far and is 1/3 through.

He spoke to Shin Min Daily News and said that he became a “beggar” to raise money for his mother’s funeral – saying that his 90-year-old mother died 2 weeks ago after being diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago, and that his father had already passes away.

He told SMDN that he will leave once he’s received the $3,000, and that he has been selling tissue paper in the vicinity of Toa Payoh where he lives since his mother died.

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