Leo and Lions Club lend a hand at Sarawak Cheshire Home

By Danielle Sendou Ringgit
@danitbpseeds

 

IT WAS A CHILLY AND RAINY Sunday morning and probably half of Kuching was still in bed enjoying the sleep-in, but on November 23rd about 26 members of the Lions Club of Kuching Metro and Leos Club of SMK Min Lit Batu Kawa lent a hand at the Sarawak Cheshire Home for a ‘gotong-royong’ session.

According to Lions Club of the Kuching Metro member Eric Lee, among the tasks they tackled that day was some general cleaning, decluttering and landscaping.

For the ‘gotong-royong’ session, the members were got a headstart on getting their hands dirty by working in the garden where they hope to embark on a landscaping project by planting a few trees so that the residents could enjoy the view and the fresh air. They had even donated plants and fertilisers to the home for this project.

 

The members using agitating the soil before planting trees.

The members using agitating the soil before planting trees.

A Lions member carrying soil in a wheelbarrow to be used for the landscaping project

A Lions member carrying soil in a wheelbarrow to be used for the landscaping project

 

Around 10 am the rain had ceased, and the members seemed unfazed by the hard work, continuing to work in earnest, undeterred by the heat as they decluttered the home and raked the leaves in the garden.

Lions Club of Kuching Metro also donated food ration to SCH during their charitable visit.

Currently SCH is looking to raise funding for renovation work which will include replacing the roof in some parts of the home as well as remodelling parts of the kitchen and dining area.

 

The members looked dedicated in sweeping the corridor

The members looked dedicated in sweeping the corridor

The members also helped carried away some big unused items meant to be disposed

The members also helped carried away some big unused items meant to be disposed

 

Lee along with other concerned private individuals will be involved in coordinating the renovation project.

Established in 1966, more maintenance and renovation work such as the remodelling of the drying area and the garden areas of SCH are needed to make the place more accommodating for the 66 residents.

For those who might be interested in helping or contributing may go to SCH at Jalan Ong Tiang Swee here, or contact them at 082 429410 or www.cheshirehomesarawak.org.

 

The helpful members of the Leos and Lions Club started off the cleaning session by wiping down the kitchen window

The helpful members of the Leos and Lions Club started off the cleaning session by wiping down the kitchen window

Besides collecting dry leaves in the garden, the members got to enjoy some early morning sunshine and fresh air.

Besides collecting dry leaves in the garden, the members got to enjoy some early morning sunshine and fresh air.

Besides cleaning, the members also embarked on a landscaping project to plant trees at the backyard of SCH

Besides cleaning, the members also embarked on a landscaping project to plant trees at the backyard of SCH

 

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