A luncheon themed “Sharing for Love Christmas Special” was organised by The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur in support of non-profit organisation Living Hope Global.
The event, held at Charcoal Restaurant, was attended by Living Hope Global founder Dr Peggy Wong and her husband, along with the organisation’s committee.
Also present were Firefly chief executive officer Philip See, former Malaysia Airlines quality assurance manager Kavil Singh and his wife as well as the hotel’s senior management team.
The main guests at the luncheon were 40 underprivileged children from SK La Salle Jinjang 2, Hiichiikok Foundation Home, Destiny Home Klang and the Myanmar Learning Centre – Bandar Sunway, along with their teachers and caretakers.
Kicking off the celebration was a performance by the Jazzy Carolers from Putera Aman Assembly Church, who spread the spirit of season among guests with their upbeat tunes.
This was followed by a short video presentation on Living Hope Global, after which guests were treated to a scrumptious selection of local and international cuisines prepared by the Charcoal team led by executive chef Alex Chin.
A special appearance by Santa Claus brought much excitement among the children who enthusiastically posed for photos while receiving gifts and other goodies.
The event’s highlight was the performances by the children.
First was a Malay dance titled “Tarian Inang Bunga-bunga Di Taman” by SK La Salle 2 Jinjang.
This was followed by a Tamil dance by the children of Destiny Homes Klang, who had guests cheering when they completed the performance in perfect coordination.
Hiichiikok Foundation Home showcased their talent with a unique performance titled “Little Apple+Gentleman”.
Finally, the refugee children from Myanmar Learning Centre performed a Christmas song in their mother tongue that brought some guests to tears.
Speaking at the end of the event, Dr Wong said she was moved by the compassion and kindness showed to the children and thanked the hotel for its efforts and continuous support to the cause.
The children also received school supplies and soft toys.
Established in May 2007 as a CSR initiative to raise awareness and resources for underprivileged and marginalised children, Living Hope Global was registered as a non-governmental organisation in 2012.
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