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New Raya Outfits and Sumptuous Treat for 82 Underprivileged Children

posted 20 Jun 2017, 00:09 by iConnect@ F&N   [ updated 20 Jun 2017, 00:10 ]

Shah Alam – The aroma of scrumptious cuisine, Hari Raya songs, decked in traditional Malay attire and duit raya is more than enough to get anyone let alone a kid excited about the upcoming Hari Raya celebrations.

Eighty-two underprivileged children from Rumah Nur Ekhwan Ku in Klang can look forward to a joyous Aidilfitri celebration with the new Baju Melayu and Baju Kurung outfits they received courtesy of Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&NHB).

The gift of new clothes was part of F&NHB’s 14th annual Majlis Berbuka Puasa initiative, organised annually since 2004. Held at the Concorde Hotel, Shah Alam, the celebration aims to spread festive joy and ensure the less fortunate are embraced during the Ramadan celebrations.

The children, aged six to 17 years, arrived at Concorde Hotel Shah Alam bearing grins on their faces as they excitedly anticipated celebrating the grand feast with friends from F&NHB.

F&NHB Corporate Affairs Manager, Ms Cariessa Goh said that the Company was delighted to celebrate and share the joy of the holy month of Ramadan with children from Rumah Nur Ekhwan Ku.

“During Ramadan, our Muslim friends show us what it means to sacrifice, lead moderate lives, and most importantly, share with those in need. These are values important to us as well. As a brand that is revered and loved by generations of Malaysians, F&NHB strives to work towards the betterment of the community in all aspects of our business. With this buka puasa celebration, we hope to make this Ramadan season a meaningful one for the children of Rumah Nur Ekhwan Ku,” she added.

To celebrate a day of fasting, the children enjoyed a scrumptious spread comprising delicious Malay and Western cuisine, desserts and F&N’s wide variety of refreshing beverages including juices, flavoured milk and soft drinks.

After tucking into the delicious food, the children excitedly queued up on stage to receive gifts of new Hari Raya clothes complete with songkok and selendang as well as duit raya from F&NHB Chairman, Tengku Syed Badarudin Jamalullail accompanied by Chief Executive Officer, Mr Lim Yew Hoe. Hurrying back to their seats, the children discovered the gifts galore in each bag.

Sweet tooth, Nur Suwaibah Salimah enjoyed the wide selection of desserts served during the celebration. “Desserts, particularly the ice-cream was my favourite. I made sure I tried all the flavours served,” she said.

Eleven-year-old Jaliyah Tulkarimah was delighted to receive a set of new baju kurung for Raya. “I am certainly looking forward to celebrate Hari Raya and wear my new clothes. Most importantly, during the holidays I get to go home to mum and join her on our annual ‘balik kampung’ trip to visit relatives in Pahang,” she added.

“At the home, we each help out to prepare and cook the Raya dishes and also visit homes in the area. I look forward to that and of course, receiving some duit raya,” said Muhd Ansarullah who has been with Rumah Nur Ekhwan Ku for five years.

En Sahidin Bin Rasidi, Assistant Manager of the orphanage home was grateful to F&NHB for hosting the event and for giving the children much to look forward to in anticipation of the upcoming Hari Raya celebration.

Rumah Nur Ekhwan Ku currently cares for 82 children, aged between six to 17 years old, comprising orphans and those from disadvantaged families.