Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Lions "roaring" start to Christmas

Christmas came early to some of our single parent kids and children of poor families from the low cost flat of Angsana Subang Mewah where Jumble Station is located.
The Lions Club threw a special Christmas party for the poor and underprivileged children and JS was asked to bring along 9 children for the event.

The kids that attended the event in SS19 Subang included Kelly, Emannuel and his sister Cornelia, Leyseree, Min Ming, Dion and two of the smallest, sisters Sheila and Lydia and boy they had quite an eye opening Christmas indeed.

Some of the charities that were invited put on their own performance – from an Indian dance to a modern hip hop dance, from a traditional Chinese fan dance to the cute little ABC dance of the little ones. The real shocker was the “Anti-Drug” pantomime which highlighted in graphic details the dangers of being sucked and conned into drug taking from mere cigarette smoking to swallowing ecstasy pills and injecting heroin amongst others. The masked deathly apparition was so scary it made one little toddler scream in fright.

For Dion, whose father has been hospitalized for some months after an accident, leaving his homemaker mother destitute, the party was a lovely surprise because he was among the few December babies who got to cut a lovely birthday cake with Teresa Kok and the Lions top leaders.

The other kids later stuffed themselves full of food – turkey, fried chicken, fried rice, fried meehoon, mixed veg, chicken curry and fried prawns but the icing on the cake was the goodie bags they each were presented with at the end of the party – it included a lovely new watch for each of the youngsters and boy were they sooo happy!

Naturally when it was time to say goodbye, the kids especially little Sheila and her sister Lydia all gave a very heartfelt hug of thanks for the rip roaring time they had with the Lions Club members from Subang Jaya and all around Malaysia who had made this event a special one for them. 

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