A Christmas party was held at Le Grandeur Palm Resort here in Senai for 100 chronically-ill children under the care of the Paediatric Ward of the Sultan Ismail Hospital, and 20 special needs children from Hope Garden Johor Bahru.
Palm Resort, an integrated golf, leisure and business destination and the Johor Bahru branch of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society jointly organised the event.
In addressing the guests, Jef Kong, the General Manager of Le Grandeur Palm Resort and who is also the CEO of Palm Resort Golf & Country Club said that this event was a wonderful opportunity to end the year meaningfully by having the gathering for the chronically ill and special needs children of Johor Bahru.
“As a hotel, we cannot do what the hospitals, the Red Crescent Society and Hope Garden can do in taking care of the well-being of the children. Instead, we can offer good food and enjoyable entertainment for these children so that they can always remember their Christmas party this year at the Palm Resort,” said Jef.
Jef explained that Christmas is about the spirit of giving and receiving and hope that this culture will live on in the next generation regardless of religion, creed or race so they will also continue to be in a society that is generous, tolerant and compassionate.
“Our involvement with the Christmas programme began in 2001 and we have been holding this event jointly with and at Le Grandeur Palm Resort since 2011, except for 2016 when it was held at Hope Garden,” said Chong Ah Ng, Chairman of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Johor branch.
The children, accompanied by their parents, doctors and caregivers, began their Christmas celebration with a colouring contest and were treated to a magic show and lunch with Santa dropping by bearing gifts for all of them.