Maxis fetes childrens’ homes and organisations to an early Christmas special

By Danielle Sendou Ringgit
@danitbpseeds

 

CHRISTMAS ARRIVED EARLY this year for children from three charity homes and organisations in Sarawak; The Salvation Army, Sarawak Children Cancer Society (SCCS) and the Association of Welfare of Mentally Retarded Children Sarawak (Perkata) when Santa Claus showed up in a train loaded with presents.

 

'Santa Claus' was a source of excitement for the children when he arrived in the ‘Christmas Train’ loaded with presents.

‘Santa Claus’ was a source of excitement for the children when he arrived in the Hotlink Christmas train loaded with presents.

The children crowding around Santa for their early Christmas presents

The children crowding around Santa for their early Christmas presents

 

On December 18th, 70 guests from three charity homes which comprised infants, children, young adults and their respective caregivers were treated to a special Christmas party at CityONE Megamall where aside from meeting Santa Claus, the children also had a whale of a time playing games and activities. In addition to that, the homes were presented with a total of RM30, 000 from Maxis.

To celebrate the Christmas spirit, the children from The Salvation Army performed ‘Joy to the World’, ‘Feliz Navidad’ and ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’.

Leading in distributing Christmas gifts to the guests as well as presenting the contribution to the representatives of the homes was Maxis Head of Sarawak Region, Alexius Bong.

 

Bong handing out the first present to the children.

Bong handing out the first present to the children.

Bong (second left) with representatives from the Salvation Army, SCCS and Perkata.

Bong (second left) with representatives from the Salvation Army, SCCS and Perkata.

 

“It’s always a privilege to do our part for charity during the festive season. This year, we are once again blessed to be able to contribute and share the celebrations with those who have less fortunate lives,” said Bong.

Besides that, Maxis’ prepaid brand, Hotlink will also be organising a singing competition at CityONE Megamall on December 20-21 in conjunction with the festive season called Youth4aCause, where Maxis is inviting members of the public to vote by purchasing tokens and placing them at the designated voting board during the competition. All proceeds from the votes will be donated to charity.

Bong hopes Youth4aCause will get youths to do their part in giving back to the community through charity.

 

8. Children from the Salvation Army performing ‘Joy to the World’.

Children from the Salvation Army performing ‘Joy to the World’.

A group shot of the children from The Salvation Army, SCCS and Perkata.

A group shot of the children from The Salvation Army, SCCS and Perkata.

Children having a good time playing mini golf.

Children having a good time playing mini golf.

 

The qualifying round of the Youth4aCause competition will be on December 20th where the top 10 participants will be selected to perform in the final round on December 21st. The competition is open to the public from ages 12 to 30 with a grand prize of RM2000.

Making an appearance on December 21st will be Malaysia’s YouTube singing sensation, Elizabeth Tan from 2 pm until 6 pm. Hotlink customers will have a chance to win Meet & Greet passes and enjoy a free RM5 credit by simply downloading and flashing the Hotlink RED app.

For more information, check out: www.hotlink.com.my/Sarawak

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