May 22, 2011

A Day's Outing with Old Folks' Home Inmates

World Red Crescent Day was celebrated on 18th May in Miri this year. There has been a few events held in conjunction with this annual celebration.

I was involved with the city tour organised for the Old folks from the Home for the Aged in Miri.

The Organising Chairperson of the event was Miss Honey Bee and several of us went along to help her. Gifts for the Old Folks were sponsored by Ms. Shi (Kawaii Clothings) and the Imperial Hotel sponsored a special lunch for the inmates of the Old Folks' Home. The Red Crescent paid for the MTC bus which took the happy old folks around the city for half a day.

According to one of the older men in the group it was good to have transport as comfortable as the MTC bus. He was happy to catch sight of a wedding party at the Taman Selera. Every one waved to them and the wedding party was definitely taken by surprise.


Hajjah Judy Morshidi presented a token of appreciation to the Banquet Manager of the Imperial Hotel for the sponsorship of the special lunch.

Ms. Honey Bee the energetic Organising Chairperson of the event.



Ms. Shi - one of the sponsors.

Sister Ursula the Catholic Sister in charge of the Old Folks' Home. She is a very caring supervisor.


A table of the old folks....


One of the older men in the group who went for the outing.



The wedding party who were surprised by the happy old folks.

four the old gentlemen sitting in Taman Selera...happy to be in the Taman.




Getting ready to go for lunch after the outing...

End of the outing after the special lunch at the Imperial Hotel.

It was an activity which made all the Red Crescent volunteers feel very much rewarded. Helping others is a good act. The community also grows because it cares for the less fortunate. On World Red Crescent Day we thank all those who have contributed generously towards helping others and at the same time organise activities to help the less fortunate have a good day.

One of the lady in mates of the Old folks' home remarked " We always look forward to a special meal like today's.....we have good food during Chinese New Year. Perhaps we could get some special meals during the other festivals....

Special thanks go to the family of Chung Kim Onn who did not come for the lunch at Imperial Hotel. They sponsored the packed lunches (14 pax) for the inmates who are bed ridden and could not come for the outing.. Besides they also sponsored the eco-bags and many other gifts for the special day.

Thanks to all those who helped in one way or another. See you all next year for this annual activity. New Volunteers are welcome.

9 comments:

向日葵啊伯 said...

Good...!!!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Peter...thanks for visiting the blog...we are often short of volunteers. I like the red and white t-shirt which we wear when we do our volunteer work. Better than the stiff and starchy and plasticky white formal uniform....

The idea of old folks' home here is very different from that of foreign countries...but we have a great person like Sister Ursula. May God bless her always.

Ann said...

Funny how the nuns change their dress/habit. When my cousin Judith also caterine's cousin started as a nun, it was white cover up.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ann
With globalisation nuns now have fantastic uniforms or habits. I remember those white ones..clumsy and hot...

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