Sunday, November 16, 2008
CARES Caring & Loving Party, theme "Colors of Malaysia" saw 101 children from UMMC, HUKM and GH registering at the Grand Ballroom, Grand Seasons Hotel, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur as early as 9.20 am. With their parents and some siblings in tow, the whole event saw over 300 guests. This year we had a few singing performance by children from the various hospital and special performance by Ning Baizura, Faradina, Shruthi Jayashanker much to the delight of all present. CARES Patron Dato Tan Chai Ho was represented by his P.A. Mr. Chiew Lian Keng, JP, MCA Youth Chief for Wilayah Persekutuan.
Mr. Tey Kock Yew of NLY Group of Companies once again generously donated RM10,000 to CARES for the 3rd consecutive year. Guests were treated to a sumptous buffet spread followed by a few activities stalls for the children to participate which included race car track, free dancing corner, games corner, costume corner, pop corn & cotton candy corner, chocolate fountain corner and favorite was the balloon and lucky draw prize corner.
I would like to record vote of thanks and appreciation to the following sponsors namely Mr. SK Ooi who sponsored RM1,000, Mr. Chan Boon Teik, Ms. See Mee Chuan & Lion Patricia Tan who sponsored RM200 each. With RM1,600 in hand we purchased 150 pcs face towels @ RM5.50, 150 pcs large Disney sand art @ RM4.00, strawberries, bananas, marshmallows & chocolate confectionary for the chocolate fountain. Thanks to Mdm. Jane Wong for loaning us the chocolate fountain & Mdm. Shirley Tham who sponsored 150 juicy red apples.
Lastly thanks to all Lions & guests volunteers led by President Nelson as the main videoman, Chwee Chin, Patricia & daughter Jia Jing who took care of the chocolate fountain corner, Ms. Regina Wong in charge of Fujifilm instant shots, Yvonne, Katherine, Ms. Kathy Wong and Ms. Julia Tham in charge of sand art activity corner. View more photos at picasa website.