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Let’s make it happen 4

Friday, June 1st, 2012
Let's make it happen 4

Let's make it happen 4

Community Awareness

Community Awareness

370 MRCS recruits take oath of service

Monday, April 9th, 2012

SOME 370 students took part in a mass enrolment ceremony by the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Island Chapter, which was held at the Penang Free School (PFS). The annual ceremony was organised for Form One students who have registered to be MRCS members in their respective schools at the beginning of the semester.

Organised by the youth unit led by organising chairman Lim Win Sern, 17, from Penang Free School, the event saw the enrolment of students from 11 schools namely PFS, Convent Datuk Keramat, Methodist Girls’ School, Convent Green Lane, Saint Xavier’s Institution, St George’s Girls School, SMK Hamid Khan, Hutching School, Convent Light Street, SMK Bukit Gambier and SMK Tanjung Bungah.

After the students had taken their oath as new members, they were briefed on conduct as part of the international organisation.

“Many times, people misconceive that the Red Crescent only does first aid. Actually, we also carry out other activities such as camping, marching, and social visits,” said MRCS officer-in-charge of youth Daniel Lim in his speech to the members at the school hall. “As members, we are encouraged to carry out first aid for those in need. The more we perform, the more we can sharpen up our skills,” he added.

Also present at the event was the chairman of the MRCS Island Chapter, Nancy Cheah. In her speech, she welcomed the new members into the society.

Polly brings smiles and joy to kids in sick ward

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

POLLY the Parrot paid a surprise visit to the children at the Paediatric Ward of the Penang Hospital and it really put everyone in a celebratory mood. Laughter and giggles could be heard throughout the ward as children were overjoyed to see Polly the Parrot, who brought goodie bags containing cakes, sweets, snacks and noodles for the young patients.

Each of the children was given a present from Polly, a mascot brought by Golden Sands Resort Adventure Zone entertainment centre in conjunction with the Malaysian Red Cresent (MRC) Penang Island chapter’s Toy Project.

The project is an effort to give ill children an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the New Year through the distribution of toys.

Siblings Cheah Wei Shin, five, and her brother Woon Lim, three, who were down with fever and asthma, were grinning from ear to ear with the soft toys in their hands. Their mother Ooi Lay Ean, 31 said that she was very happy that her children got the opportunity to receive the toys. “This move helps cheer them up a bit after being in the hospital for a few days,” she said.

Another happy face at the ward was asthma patient Pangeran Al-Aamin Hiezran Ibayan, two, who was seen happily interacting with Polly. His mother Poh Ai Chu @ Nurain Poh Abdullah, 32, said that it was good of the MRC and the resort to bring cheer to ill children who had missed out on the fun because of their illness.

“This is a good way to do charity and also to make the children happy so that they can recover faster,” said the Sabahan, who is currently on holiday in Penang.

MRC Penang Island chapter Health and Community sub-committee chairman and volunteer Ho Nee Shen, 32, said the toys were donations from the public and well-wishers. “We received a very good response from the public since we called for donations for our Toy project in late October last year.

“We would like to thank the public, our MRC Penang Island chapter volunteers and Golden Sands Resort for spending all the time and energy to donate and distribute the toys and goodie bags,” he said.

Ho added that the response was so overwhelming that they had to distribute the toys to other places as well besides the Penang Hospital including orphanages on the island.

Golden Sands Resort corporate social responsibility executive Amelia Lim said it was a tradition for the mascot to visit the paediatric ward every year to distribute the toys from the MRC Penang Island chapter. “We also distributed chocolates to the children on behalf of Golden Sands Resort,” she added.

The event, which involved the participation of about 25 MRC volunteers, was led by MRC Penang Island chapter chairman Nancy Cheah. Also present were Golden Sands Resort human resource manager Wong Kuok Loong and service manager Khaisom Abu Bakar.

Blood Donation Campaign

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
Blood donation @ Penang Times Square

Blood donation @ Penang Times Square

Hampers for 8 Red Crescent babies

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

SLEEPING soundly, clerk Hasrini Hasin’s one-day old firstborn was oblivious to the attention showered on her when Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Penang Island Chapter members paid a visit to the Penang Maternity Hospital.

MRCS had welcomed her as a Red Crescent baby to honour International Red Cross Society founder Henry Dunant, who was born on May 8, 1828, in Geneva,

“We have been doing this since the early 90s and today, we’re happy to welcome eight Red Crescent babies born on May 8 at the Penang Maternity Hospital,” MRCS Penang Island chapter acting chairman Nancy Cheah said.

Hasrini, 27, said her 3.52kg baby girl was born at 2.09am, and thanked MRCS for the hampers.

“I will encourage her to join MRCS to help and care for others,” she said.
Assistant accountant Siti Nurbaya Osman, 38, who delivered her sixth child at 9.10am that day, said she too hoped that her daughter would join the MRCS when in school.

“My eldest child who is in Year Four is an MRCS member and I hope that my youngest can follow in her footsteps and learn to have compassion for people.
“I also hope that my children show interest in medicine and in serving others so that they can grow up to be doctors and perform noble deeds,” she said.

Eight babies, four girls and four boys, by four local and four foreign women were born at the maternity hospital.

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