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Lights Up On The Christmas Charity Tree At Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Lights Up On The Christmas Charity Tree At Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, 11 December - With a throw of the switch, the Christmas Charity Tree was all aglow in the Lobby of the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur yesterday (10 December).  Reto Klauser, the Hotel’s Vice-President and General Manager, had performed the lighting up of the Christmas Charity Tree 2013 in the presence of 150 disadvantaged children from Tasputra Perkim and UNHCR, the UN agency for refugees.

The voices of Christmas carollers filled the Lobby, and the children, who had earlier enjoyed themselves at a party at the Lemon Garden Café, sat rapt with attention. There was loud applause from everyone as the nine tiers of the Christmas Charity Tree, each filled with beautifully-crafted sugarpieces to depict Santa’s Toy Factory were clear in the bright lights for all to see. Atop the tree were five toy soldiers, to guard Santa’s toy bounty.

The sugarpieces, made by the hotel’s pastry artists, are for sponsorship by donors, each for a minimum donation of MYR1,000. The donors’ names or company logos will be prominently displayed against each sugarpiece.

The money donated will go to children who are in urgent need of funds for immediate surgery and medical care.

It hopes to raise MYR80,000 to MYR100,000 with this Christmas Charity Tree which is an annual charity project titled “Embrace the Gift of Life” initiated by the Shangri-La Hotel,  Kuala Lumpur to aid children suffering from severe heart ailments and loss of limbs. Since 1985 the hotel has helped hundreds of critically ill children and raised more than MYR3 million through this Christmas Charity Tree.

This year the Christmas Charity Tree will go to the aid of these six children:

  • One-month-old Kristabelle Yogavalli Kulandai who needs a life-saving cardiac operation which costs MYR45,000.
  • Five-month-old Puteri Amni Haifa Hussni who suffers from a hole in the heart and needs an operation costing MYR38,000.
  • One-year-old Nur Qaisara Muinuddin who has a defective heart and needs two operations costing MYR45,000
  • Five-month-old See Seng Hong who needs an operation to close the hole in his heart. It costs MYR38,000.
  • One-year-old Darwisyah Saffiyah who suffers from a hole in the heart and other complications. She needs an operation that costs MYR30,000.
  • Eighteen-year-old Khairul Azwan Zainal Abidin who suffers from cancer of the shin bone and needs surgery that costs MYR35,000.

The parents of Kristabelle, Nur Qaisara and See Seng Hong were with their babies at the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur yesterday (December 10), standing beside Mr Klauser for the lighting up of the Christmas Charity Tree.

The three children have had their heart surgery and recovering well, due to the pledges of funds already made to the respective hospitals by the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, even before the launching of the Christmas Charity Tree. Their operations had been urgent and life-saving.

Yap Yoke Lan, mother of See Seng Hong, said she and her husband were very grateful to the hotel for sponsoring the operation for her child. Yap, who is a factory worker, and her husband See Kim Chin, a technician, were very happy that their child is making good progress in his recovery.

シャングリ・ラ ホテルズ&リゾーツは、さまざまなステークホルダーの関心のバランスをとりながら、経済的、社会的、そして環境的な責任を持った運営に専念し続けています。企業レベルによる企業の社会的責任(CSR)委員会は、コーポレート・シティズンシップ(社会の一員としての企業の責任・義務)や環境維持開発におけるリーダー的存在を目指しながら、環境、健康と安全、社員、サプライヤー、ステークホルダーとのかかわりといった戦略的分野における企業としての取り組みを促進しています。サステナビリティの取り組みのもと、シャングリ・ラの社会的責任プログラムは、「エンブレイス」と「サンクチュアリ」の主要部分として実施されています。「エンブレイス」は、恵まれない地域社会における最高レベルの教育や健康支援を促進することを目指す、シャングリ・ラのケア・フォー・ピープル・プロジェクトに重点を置いています。シャングリ・ラのケア・フォー・ネイチャー・プロジェクトに集中する「サンクチュアリ」プログラムは、生物多様性の保護や回復を促進しています。詳細に関しましては、ウェブサイトのCSRセクションをご覧ください。




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