KUALA LUMPUR: Fifty children from Pondok Penyayang Raudhah in Gombak recently received a Hari Raya treat from Melia Hotel, here.
Upon their arrival, the children, aged between seven and 15 years, first enjoyed some fun and games, like bowling with pins made of recyclable items, organised by the hotel's finance department.
A mini treasure hunt was also held, in which the children had to find hidden items like ping-pong balls, colour pencils and the national flag which were all hidden within the ballroom.
The hotel's general manager, Ruth Abellan, said the Hari Raya cheer was part the hotel's ongoing corporate social responsibility programme.
"Hari Raya is a time for people to get together and enjoy themselves. However, not all are fortunate to do so. Therefore, we held this treat with the hope that these children too can enjoy the festive season," she said, adding that the young guests were transported by in-house agency, Yaji Tour & Travels Sdn Bhd.
The treat was jointly organised by associates from the hotel's various departments.
"For the mini games, there were 15 mini hampers filled with stationery items and fully sponsored by associates from the finance department, while other departments chipped in for the children's goodie bags," she said.
After the games, the children tucked themselves into a buffet spread. While enjoying the food, they were entertained by the hotel's staff who sang and danced to the festive songs.
Pondok Penyayang Raudhah is located at Batu 11, Jalan Gombak and houses 52 children aged from as young as two months.