KUALA TERENGGANU: Fifty elderly men and women got some Merdeka cheer when the Lions Club showered them with goodies.
The underprivileged from old folks homes in and around the city were each handed goody bags containing mooncakes, chicken rice, biscuits, bread, sugar and rock melons.
Lions Club International district 308-B1 governor Michelle Mok Shiau Ping said the ‘Feed the Hunger’ programme was part of their ‘bridging love with care and smiles’ campaign.
“This is an international programme especially for the homeless and lonely senior citizens,” said the lawyer at a simple ceremony in Kampung Tiong.
“We want to share with them in whatever way possible, to make their lives more cheerful as they are often neglected.”
Kuala Terengganu Lion’s Club president and de facto state DAP chief Ng Chai Hing (left, blue T-shirt) and Lion’s Club International district 308-B1 governor Michelle Mok Shiau Ping (right, yellow vest) handing over goody bags to the underprivileged elderly at Kampung Tiong, Kuala Terengganu. Pic by NSTP/ ADRIAN DAVID
Fruits trader Sam Ooi donated the rock melons. Robert Foo sang at the event.
Present were Kuala Terengganu Lions Club president and de facto state DAP chief Ng Chai Hing, district 308-B1 membership director Low Kin Yak, cabinet treasurer Margaret Yoon, event organising chairman Chan Swee Lean, Zone 1 (Kelantan/Terengganu) chairman Tracy Wong, Region 1 (Kelantan/Terengganu) chairman Peritam Singh and members of Lions Club Kuala Terengganu, Kota Baru Host, Kota Baru Centennial and Tanah Merah. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd