Yayasan Sultan Idris Shah (YSIS) will organise a charity food and fun fair on its eight-acre site at Lorong Bercham 11, Ipoh on Sunday, November 12.
Ten sponsors had bought stacks of coupons to be presented to 20 organisations including orphanages, special needs schools and organisations with disabled people. Hence, the children can have a day of fun at the fair, which will be held from 8am to 2pm.
On Thursday, October 26, YSIS gave letters of undertaking to the 20 organisations concerned. This was done by its Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Dr Ramanathan Ramiah.
“The coupons will be given to the children on the day of the carnival,” said Dr Ramanathan.
The objective of the food and fun fair is to raise money to replace some of the old specialised equipment in use at YSIS.
“The old specialised equipment, used for therapy by those who suffer from stroke, fractures resulting from traffic accidents, speech disorder, brain and sports injuries and autistic patients, will be replaced.
“We hope more people will come forward to donate so those in need will benefit from their generosity,” added Dr Ramanathan.
Among the organisations that received the coupons are Rumah Anak-Anak Yatim dan Miskin Anning, Salvation Army Children’s Home, The Agape Family Home, JKM-Precious Gift Home, Vision Home, Pusat Jagaan 1Malaysia Perak, Salvation Army Boys, Sekolah Kebangsaan Coronation Park and Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Rokam.
Some of the activities earmarked for the carnival are horse and pony rides, food galore, clown and dance performances, carnival games, face and henna painting and health check-ups.
Readers wanting to buy coupons (RM10 per booklet) can do so by calling Michael Wong 016 537 6783 or Siti 05 548 1905 or get them at the fair itself.
Established in 1982, the centre provides therapy and rehabilitation services for physically-challenged adults and children. It charges a minimal fee of RM30 per session.