As part of their ‘Service to Mankind’ programme, St John Ambulance invited children with special needs from eight voluntary organisations for their annual celebration. The children and their parents were given a hearty meal and ang pow was presented by Dato’ S. Veerasingam, Special Advisor to the MB, who was the Guest of Honour. The guests were entertained by dances performed by children of the voluntary organisations.
Manin Singh, State Secretary of St John Ambulance said that in line with their motto to help the disadvantaged, children with special needs must be brought into the main stream of society.
This year children from the following organisations were invited: Perak Society for the Promotion of Mental Health, Precious Gift and Joyful Home, Persatuan Pemulihan Orang Cacat Perak, Persatuan Pemulihan Dalam Community Buntong, Salvation Army Boys and Girls Home, Persatuan Kebajikan Orang Upaya Ipoh and Network Need.