Sixty six children from Nurul Iman and Nurul Huda welfare homes were invited to a breaking-of-fast dinner at Impiana Hotel, Ipoh on Thursday, June 18. The hotel organised this benevolent event on the first day of Ramadan under its Corporate Social Responsibility programme for the community. Most of these unfortunate children are either orphaned or abandoned. Some have even been abused.
In between meals, Kelab Media Perak, gave away goodie bags and freebies to the children making it a memorable and eventful occasion for the young guests.
“We hope the gifts will help lessen the hardship these poor kids endure during the auspicious month of Ramadan. We’ve been doing this for years now and will continue to do so,” said Was Asrudi Wan Hasan, president of the media club.
UMNO Tambun deputy chief, Dato’ Azizul Kama Abd Aziz, officiated at the event and congratulated Impiana Hotel for its goodwill. The hotel had earlier distributed some 2000 packets of bubur lambuk (porridge) to the public.
During the dinner, Peter Padman, the general manager of Impiana Hotel, launched the ‘Sabah Earthquake Relief Fund’. The fund is to help the families of those who had lost their lives and properties in the recent earthquakes that shook Mount Kinabalu. Eighteen, mostly mountaineers, perished in the tragedy which struck the Ranau region on the morning of Friday, June 5.