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Double cheer for kids’ shelter


Hanratty serving lunch to the young ones at the Children’s Protection Society centre in George Town before the start of the mini food competition.

Hanratty serving lunch to the young ones at the Children’s Protection Society centre in George Town before the start of the mini food competition.

KIDS at the Children’s Protection Societycentre in Penang had a fun time taking part in a mini-food competition organised by staff members of two hotels which came visiting.

They were first shown how to make egg mayo sandwiches and potato salad byG Hotel Gurney executive sous chef Ketut Gede Dodi before making some of their own during the competition.

Five of them were eventually chosen as the winners of the best cook, best presentation, best performance, best little chef and best tasting prizes.

They received prizes of either a teddy bear, laser pen, computer speakers or slippers. Tumblers, caps, files and stress balls were given as souvenirs to the other 31participating children.

Chef Dodi was among 25 staff members from G Hotel Gurney and G Hotel Kelawai who visited the CPS centre in Scotland Road recently.

Rajam (middle) receiving a mock cheque from Chong Eng and Mundy during their visit to the centre in Scotland Road.
Rajam (middle) receiving a mock cheque from Chong Eng and Mundy during their visit to the centre in Scotland Road.

The visitors had served the children lunch before holding the food-making demonstration and competition. The hotels also gave RM1,000 to the centre which was handed over by G Hotel Gurney general manager Michael Hanratty.

CPS executive administrator R. Rajam said the money would come in useful as thesociety depended on contributions from the public and government.

She said CPS, which was established in 1991, is a non-governmental organisation that catered to the needs of abandoned or neglected children. It currently looks after43 children aged from five to 19.

Earlier in the day, the centre also received a visit from State Family and Community Development Committee chairman Chong Eng who handed over RM31,990 which was raised by GEMS International School of Pearl City in Penang.

The school had raised the money from a charity food and fun fair held on May 14.

Also present was its principal Glen Mundy.

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