GLENEAGLES SPREAD RAYA CHEER TO CHILDREN FROM ORPHANAGE
MAY 18, 2019 @ 2.12 PM
In the spirit of Ramadhan, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur brought smiles to the faces of 60 children from Rumah Anak Yatim Mahligai Qaseh when they were treated to a shopping spree ahead of Hari Raya.
The little ones were given the full run of a nearby departmental store as they picked out their favourite seasonal attire. The trip was made possible through the Sponsor A Kid for Eid programme. Held annually since 2010, it has helped dress more than 500 children in new baju melayu.
The fundraiser is part of a larger series of charitable efforts called GlenFestive Relief that serves to brighten the cultural celebrations of the less fortunate. Similar outreach initiatives are conducted during Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Christmas through the kind generosity of the public as well as doctors and staff of the hospital.
“Ramadhan is a time for sharing and counting our blessings with loved ones. Although they may not have families, everyone deserves to participate in this period of joy and gratitude. As a care provider, we have a commitment to the wellbeing of not only our patients but likewise the communities around us,” said Hoo Ling Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur.
“We hope that this small gesture of goodwill can create some happy memories for the children of Rumah Anak Yatim Mahligai Qaseh to cherish.”
The children were given their purchases along with other goodies in a special breaking-of-fast presentation at the hospital. Organised in collaboration with Adabi and La Gourmet, the event saw an iftar feast prepared by Nurhayati Zainol Abidin of Yatie Kitchen fame.
Earlier in the day, the celebrity chef—who also works with the hospital —served up bowls of bubur lambuk for patients, visitors, staff and doctors. The quintessential Ramadhan dish was further distributed to patrons of a mosque and shopping centre within the vicinity.
In addition to these activities, attendees at the event enjoyed a cooking demonstration by Yatie Kitchen and a sharing session on healthy fasting tips by consultant endocrinologist Dr Saiful bin Kassim.
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