Kuching, Sarawak – Clad in aprons and smiles, Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&NHB) employees started the day bright and early to prepare a hearty breakfast treat for 20 senior citizens of Home of Peace in conjunction with the Chinese New Year festivity.
The special menu, made with love, included local Chinese delicacies; mee sua chicken soup and dim sum, which are favourites among the residents.
According to F&NHB’s Head of Communication & Corporate Affairs, Ms Karen Tan, the Company was delighted to be able to spend time with the residents and spread joy during the festive season.
“At F&N, we look forward to festive occasions as it gives us the perfect avenue to share our good fortune and give back to the society who has continued to support us each year. Most importantly, it is a time to remember the less fortunate communities around us and ensure that they are not left out of the festivities.
We wanted to make the visit a meaningful one for Home of Peace residents as such we decided to prepare some of their favourite breakfast meals. We hope this small gesture helps liven up their spirits and serves as a reminder that the society cares for them,” she added.
After tucking in to the delicious meal, residents were invited to join in a fun sing-a-long session led by F&NHB. F&NHB employees then went around to personally extend their festive greetings while distributing goodie bags filled with ‘ang pows’, F&N products and mandarin oranges to each resident.
Adding to the revelry, F&NHB organised a Lion Dance performance to usher in good luck and prosperity. The Company also came bearing gifts for the home ranging from tables, chairs, electrical items including a TV as well as household groceries and food supply.
The outreach programme was part of a Chinese New Year filial piety initiative held annually by the Company to share joy and spread festive cheer with less fortunate members of society. Apart from Home of Peace, this year’s community effort also included residents of Sherun Old Folk Home and Handicap Centre, Johor.
The home’s manager, Mr Jerome Lim thanked F&NHB for its support during the festive season and the Company’s contribution. He was also grateful to the employees for taking the initiative to spend some time with the residents as the elderly always look forward to such visits.
Home of Peace was set up by the Catholic Welfare Services of Sarawak in 2009 as part of its mission to extend love and care to the aged poor. The home welcomes destitute elderly poor irrespective of race, religion or gender and depends solely on sponsorships and donations from the public. At present, the home cares for 20 residents with the help of 14 staff including a nun, office staff and general workers.