Special kids showered with attention


  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 12 Feb 2020

Hennessy (right) giving a red packet to a child during the Chinese New Year celebration at Cerebral Palsy (Spastic) Children’s Association of Penang.

MORE than 100 students from Cerebral Palsy (Spastic) Children’s Association of Penang and their families came together to celebrate Chinese New Year.

The attendees had the time of their lives throughout the event which was held at the association in Jalan Masjid Negeri.

Themed ‘Year of Rat, good fortune belongs to everyone’, the event saw guests being entertained with several songs and dances by the students. Despite their disability, the students put on a good show.

In his speech, association vice-president Datuk Khoo Yeoh Gan Hong thanked the sponsors for their kindness.

“Kind hearts are gardens, kind thoughts are roots, kind words are flowers and kind deeds are fruits, ” he said.

Six-year-old Yadhavi performing a Chinese New Year song.Six-year-old Yadhavi performing a Chinese New Year song.

Boston Scientific Medical Device (M) operation director Fearghal Hennessy said his company and the association had been working together for a couple of years.

“I am glad to see our employees giving back to the less fortunate.”

Hennessy and other sponsors gave out red packets and goodie bags to the students.

Currently, there are 150 cerebral palsy students at the association.

Also present were Boston Scientific Medical Device (M) training manager William Soo Hoo along with association management committee and Koperasi OKU Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd chairman Yeoh Kean Lai.

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