Residents of Glenmarie Court Houseowner’s Association raised RM2,181.00 for the Children’s Wish Society of Malaysia while having a durian feast last Sunday.
More than 200 residents showed up at the neighbourhood gazebo to enjoy their durians, mangosteens and rambutans, as part of the community’s regular get-together party, according to organising chairperson Lata Sharma.
“We often have such gatherings. Over the past few years we have been organising durian parties and this time around we thought it would be great to do our bit to help the Children’s Wish Society in their efforts to fulfill wishes of less fortunate children,” she said.
Lata said 500kgs of durians were ordered and this was cleaned out in less than an hour.
The youth also took part in a durian eating contest without using their hands. Their prize, apart from enjoying the durian, was a ticket each for this weekend’s JOM Durian IV at Subang Parade which is being co-organised with CWS Malaysia.
CWS vice president Teoh Teik Hoong who joined the residents said it was heartwarming to receive the donation from the residents who had all come out to enjoy durians and at the same time to have charity in their mind.
“We are humbled by their gesture and hope that many more will think of chipping in for charities whenever they treat themselves to a good time,” he said.
Jom Durian IV which is taking place this Sunday (July 3) at Subang Parade is expected to draw a crowd of 2,000 people who will get to eat all they can in one hour for just a donation of RM20 per person.
The event is expected to experience a sell-out crowd as most of the 1,400 tickets up for grabs have been sold out.
The event which is co-organised by Subang Parade and CWS Malaysia will see the highest number of corporates lending their support for efforts to raise funds to fulfill wishes of terminally ill children nationwide. They are Hektar Group, New Straits Times, SJ Echo, Mydin, Empire Shopping Gallery, Sime Darby Property, Pfizer, Cocoaland, Panda Security, UOB Bank, Telekom Malaysia, Yuki Hana, Nestle Malaysia, Greenhill Residence together with ADUN Subang Jaya, Kelana Jaya Member of Parliament and the Subang Jaya Municipal Council.
For more information on the durian fest, please call 03-50329778 and say JOM Durian for updates.