RAUB: Raub MCA brought cheer to 18 residents of an old folks home here by presenting them with mandarin oranges and red packets contributed by 56 people.
Due to the high cumulative number of red packets received all in one go, the recipients have to use a plastic bag each to stuff the items inside for safekeeping.
Leading the long queue of donors were among others MCA vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, Pahang MCA deputy chairman Tan Sri Lam Kam Sang and Pahang MCA Wanita chief Datuk Lim Nget Yoon.
The annual programme was organised by Raub MCA division to get together with party members and the less fortunate during the festive season.
Chew said MCA would also be distributing assistance in cash and kind to single parents to help lessen their burden.
“The party’s social development committee has managed to raise some RM90,000 from charity sales efforts to benefit the needy.
“This is our commitment to the people and we would continue to serve diligently without much fanfare,” she said.
Earlier in his speech, Lam said MCA would continue to work hard in regaining the people’s support to return to its glory days.
He said despite suffering huge losses in the last general election, the party would not be disheartened and gave up easily.
“Despite facing much difficulties and hardship, I am confident we can come back stronger and stand tall once again if we remain united and work harder.
“For example, during the recent floods, our members were on the ground to provide assistance, raising funds and taking part in cleaning up exercises.
“This is the team spirit and should be upheld to make a change for the better,” he said, adding that their hard work did not go unnoticed and received praises from the affected victims,” he said.