Yuletide happiness for less privileged children

Rose Charities Malaysia and Pertubuhan Wanita Mutiara Pulau Pinang members posing with some of the children after the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Lexis Suites Penang in Jalan Teluk Kumbar.

IT WAS an enjoyable Christmas party for 66 children from several charitable homes and associations, thanks to a group of well-wishers.

Special appearances by Superman, Black Panther, Santa Claus and Santarina added colour to the joyous celebration at Lexis Suites Penang in Jalan Teluk Kumbar, Penang.

The children were from Crystal Family Home, Pusat Permulihan Komuniti Permatang Damar Laut, Penang Deaf Association, Malaysia Buddhist Association Kindergarten and Women’s Centre For Change Penang.

Besides tucking into a scrumptious spread of festive dishes, the children earlier took part in various games and activities on the beach nearby.

They later joined in the official Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

The event was organised by Rose Charities Malaysia with the support of Lexis Suites Penang and Pertubuhan Wanita Mutiara Pulau Pinang.

Rose Charities Malaysia president Datuk Lawrence Cheah said it was part of their yearly initiative to organise the party.

“We want these children to be included in the festive celebrations.

“We hold this event annually to show love and care for the less fortunate.

“Every year, we pick children from the different welfare homes to attend this function,” he said, adding that each of them was also given goodie bags.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow’s wife Tan Lean Kee, who is also Pertubuhan Wanita Mutiara president, was also present.

“It is wonderful to have everyone come together for such a good cause.

“During this time of the year we are gathered in the spirit of Christmas and togetherness to be merry and joyful in serving one another.

“This event truly exemplifies the meaning of Rose Charities International’s slogan of ‘People Helping People’.

“These children, just like those in the country and around the world, share a common hope of a better future and we must contribute towards it,” she said.

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