Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Hosts 100 Children in Need
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) embraced the Ramadan spirit of sadaqah (giving) at its 10th annual buka puasa gathering recently.
This year, the Centre welcomed 100 children from Living Hope and Yayasan Generasi Gemilang (GG), as well as 50 National Kidney Foundation (NKF)* Malaysia patients and their families to an evening of fun and festivities.
Kicking off the exciting gathering, the Centre’s award-winning chefs, team members and media friends led the young VIPs in decorating giant ‘Hari Raya-themed’ cookies with colourful royal icing, sprinkles, chocolate buttons and an assortment of other delicious toppings!
All guests were then treated to the Centre’s ‘Kampung Classics’, a sumptuous buka puasa feast combining contemporary and traditional favourites.
Thanking the Centre for hosting this annual treat, GG Founder, Daniel Tan, shared, “The Centre outdo themselves every year, bringing joy and smiles to the children with their creative and fun activities. The Centre’s fun-filled activities and delicious feast is always one of the children’s top Ramadan moments.”
Congratulating the Centre on their 10th annual buka puasa gathering, founder and chairman of Living Hope, Dr. Peggy Wong, said, “We have been a part of the Centre’s buka puasa festivities since 2008 and every year, the bond between the Centre’s team members and the children deepens. It is always wonderful to see an organisation like the Centre sharing the festive season with the underprivileged and the children love coming to the Centre’s buka puasa treat, especially those (children) who are breaking fast outside the home for the first time.”
Elaborating on the special occasion, the Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor, explained, “It is always a pleasure to host this event. The children’s smiles and laughter not only warms our hearts, but also brightens up the venue. We are proud to celebrate the hosting of our 10 th buka puasa and we look forward to many more years of partnership with Living Hope, Yayasan Generasi Gemilang and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Malaysia.”
Pryor added, “I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Living Hope on their 10 th anniversary. I applaud their success in making a difference for poor, needy and marginalised children living in Malaysia. Their efforts to inspire hope for a better future for underprivileged children is truly Commendable.”
The night ended with Pryor and the senior management team handing out sweet treats courtesy of the Culinary team, and duit raya to the young VIPs from Living Hope and GG, as well as NKF patients and their families.