Xmas party for special children

by Teresa Yeo and MK Ong

Two of the 15  residents from the Johor Cheshire Home
Two of the 15 residents from the Johor Cheshire Home

On Sunday,  29 December  2013, 130 children were filled with joy and delight when Santa Claus dished out presents at the Today’s Mall in Ulu Tiram, Johor,  courtesy of nine Lions Clubs.

It was certainly a morning of peace, joy and delight when children of the three main races mixed together and had a good time watching the Disney movie Frozen, playing games and eating together.

The  project was jointly organised by nine Lions Clubs namely, the Lions  Club  of  JB  Metro,  the Lions  Club  of  JB  Mandarin, the Lions  Club  of  JB  Host,  the Lions  Club  of  JB  Tanjung  Petri,  the Lions  Club  of  JB  Permas  Jaya,  the Lions  Club  of  JB  City,  the Lions  Club  of  JB  Taman Gaya,  the Lions  Club  of  Skudai and the Lions  Club  of  Tiram  City.

Robert Goh, OC of the event, explained that last year's function was smaller.
Robert Goh, OC of the event, explained that last year’s function was smaller and this year, nine clubs had joined hands to organise this event.

Grand Esteem Sdn Bhd the  Management  of  the Today’s Mall had  generously  provided   a  stage  at  its premises in Ulu  Tiram  including   PA  System,  Chairs,   &  lunch  packages  free  of  charge  as  well  as  arranged  a  special  package  deal  for  viewing  the  Disney  Movie  “FROZEN”  at  Superstar  Cinema   on  the  1st Floor  of  the mall.   The clubs also managed  to  get  donations  from  Apollo  Food  Holding  Bhd  for  goody  bags,  gifts  such as  stationery,  drinks,  other  items  and  cash from  some   generous   private  donors.

The Homes invited to this function were:

1   Berkat  Children’s  Home, Kpg  Baru,  Johor  Bahru

2   Johor Cheshire Home,  Kpg  Ungku  Mohsin  Johor  Bahru

3   Pertubuhan  Kebajikan  Insan Istimewa,   Johor   Bahru

4   Pertubuhan Kebajikan Puspanesam  Home,   Ulu  Tiram

5   Agama  Buddhist  Monjusri  Home, Taman Daya, Johor Bahru

 

Lavanya, 6 and Rebecca from the Berkat Home
Vanessa, 6 years and Melissa, 2 years from the Berkat Home
Jessica has been one of the staff at the Berkat Home since 2010
Jessica has been one of the staff at the Berkat Home since 2010
The Berkat Home is filled with orphans or children who have been abused or neglected or from single parents
The Berkat Home is filled with orphans or children who have been abused or neglected or from single parents.
Many Lions members came with their family members to support the event
Many Lions members came with their family members to support the event
Some of the 15 residents of the Johor Cheshire Home playing with laughter masks
Some of the 15 residents of the Johor Cheshire Home giving the thumbs up to the laughter masks
Mr Ang Choo Sien is smiling to the camera
Mr Ang Choo Sien is smiling to the camera
Children lining up to enter the cinema to watch the Disney movie FROZEN
Children lining up to enter the cinema to watch the Disney movie FROZEN
Shammini, 20 is a volunteer at the P{ushpanesam Home
Shammini, 20 is a volunteer at the Pertubuhan Kebajikan  Pushpanesam Home
Thorga (10), Hema (8), Suguna (7) and Diviya (3) abandoned by their parents
Thorga (10), Hema (8), Suguna (7) and Diviya (3) have been abandoned by their parents
The clowns who entertained the residents of the various homes
The gregarious clowns who entertained the residents of the various homes, posing with Lions members.
The children from the Kebajikan Insan Istimewa or Love Foundation with their caretakers
The children from the Kebajikan Insan Istimewa with their caretakers.
It is more blessed to give than to receive
It is more blessed to give than to receive

 

Jahnessa, 21 years, said there are 43 residents at the Love Foundation Home
Jahnessa, 21 years, said there are 43 residents at the Pertubuhan Kebajikan Insan Istimewa Home
Howard Wu Chun Seong, 23, volunteers every Saturday afternoon at the Monjusri Home
Howard Wu Chun Seong, 23,  enjoys volunteering every Saturday afternoon at the Monjusri Home
Residents of the Monjusri Home entertaining the crowd
Residents of the Monjusri Home entertaining the crowd
Clown Luckie, with her charge for the morning
Luckie the Clown, with her charge for the morning
More gifts for the children were handed out
More gifts for the children were handed out.
A simple but sumptuous lunch was served to all
A simple but sumptuous lunch was served to all.
Peace on earth and goodwill to all men
Peace on earth and goodwill to all men.
Residents of the Kebajikan Insan Istimewa or Love Foundation posing
Residents of the Pertubuhan Kebajikan Insan Istimewa Home posing for the camera
Sweetie the clown and her antics
Sweetie the clown entertaining the children with her pranks
Santa getting ready to hand over his goodies
Santa, the embodiment of Christmas for many children, is getting ready to hand over his treats
A certificate of appreciation to all who helped make the function successful
A certificate of appreciation to all who helped make the function successful
A group photograph to commemorate the event
A group photograph to commemorate the remarkable event.              Merry Christmas everyone.