SOME 190 children from several welfare homes wore big smiles on their faces as they walked away with their desired presents during the presentation ceremony of Ipoh Parade’s annual “Grant A Wish” Christmas campaign.
The children received presents like bicycles, sportswear, electronic gadgets, musical instruments and stationery.
They were from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Harapan Baru, Vision Home, Precious Gift Home, Rainbow Children’s Home Perak, The Salvation Army, The Salvation Army Ipoh Boy’s Home, Pertubuhan Pengurusan Pusat Jagaan 1Malaysia and Anning Children’s Home.
Pertubuhan Kebajikan Harapan Baru deputy director Cheong Wan Hee expressed her gratitude to Ipoh Parade for the meaningful event as the children got their dream gifts.
“Three children from our home had wanted a bicycle each and were happy to get them.
“They can now cycle around the home during their free time, ” Cheong said.
Prior to the ceremony, the children were treated to a movie, Jumanji: The Next Level at the cinema together with refreshments.
They were also entertained by a magic show and dance performances.
Ipoh Parade advertising and promotions assistant manager Lim Huey Tyng said the campaign was its way of giving back to the community, especially the underprivileged.
“This was our 10th consecutive year of holding the campaign where we encouraged shoppers to fulfil the wishes of the children.
“We want to spread some festive cheer among the underprivileged. We are glad this campaign has received good response from shoppers, ” she said.
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