SOME 40 children from Rumah Kanak-Kanak Sultan Abdul Aziz, Kuala Kangsar, were taken on a shopping trip to buy Hari Raya clothing.
Initiated by KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital, the children were taken to the Mydin Hypermarket in Meru Raya to scout for apparel of their choices.
The children were given RM150 each and accompanied by 40 KPJ Ipoh employees as part of the hospital’s corporate social responsibility.
Most of children, aged between six and 12 years old, bought baju Melayu, baju kurung, shirts, pants and shoes.
The shopping outing was organised for the third year in conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan.
After shopping, the children were brought to Masjid Muhammadiah Masjid Cina in Tasek for buka puasa.
KPJ Ipoh chief executive officer Asmadi Mohd Bakri also presented duit raya and goodie bags to the children.
“The blessed Ramadan is the month for us to spread some joy to the less fortunate among us,” he said, adding that the event was a chance for the hospital to give back to the community.
“We are glad to have organised this event which we hope can create a memorable moment for all and ultimately benefit the children involved,” Asmadi said, adding that the programme was part of the hospital’s continuous support towards the underprivileged communities in the state.
“KPJ Ipoh will also continue to support many worthy causes, including health awareness, education and environment,” he added.