GEORGE TOWN: St Nicholas' Home will organise a fundraising carnival to continue providing the best for their visually-impaired trainees.
The carnival will be held at its premises in Jalan Bagan Jermal on Nov 3 from 10am to 2.30pm.
The home aims to raise RM100,000 through the carnival. It is currently facing a RM300,000 deficit.
"Our annual budget is nearly RM2.5 million per year, so we are organising this carnival to raise funds as well as to increase the public's awareness on what we are doing for our visually-impaired trainees.
"Because our free postage privilege have been withdrawn, we are having difficulty in running the home. We seek the public's help in making this carnival a success," said the home's executive director Daniel Soon at a press conference.
The home is appealing to the public to get involved in the carnival, by becoming the event sponsor, buying and selling coupons, or taking up a stall in the carnival.
The home is aiming for 80 to 90 stalls that sell food and drinks, as well as promote games.
Among the attractions at the carnival are performances by the St Nicholas' Home's Recycled Band, entertainment by a clown, games to teach children about blindness, and lots of tasty food and drinks.
Soon said the home was also going to reveal a secret at the charity carnival.
"It has been kept under cover so well that only a few are aware of it," he said.
For details, visit www.snh.org.my, the home's Facebook page, or call 04-229 0800. By Nor Farah Anis Kamaruzaman