Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself…

~ Norman Wesley Brooks, “Let Every Day Be Christmas,” 1976
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To all those who came to show your support for the needy at the “Give Hope Save Lives” Carnival last Saturday and Sunday at Dataran Pahlawan, we at Mahkota Medical Centre, sincerely thank you for your support! I’m sure your every donation is very much appreciated by the beneficiaries. Your one single act of kindness has touched the hearts of many.

It was two blistering hot days, but we all had fun, and I’m sure you and your friends and family did too.To the crew, well done!

But! Take note! The donations are still coming in, till the 31st of this month. Do continue to show your support and give generously. It’s Christmas, so embrace the spirit of giving! Handprints are still available from the staff of MMC, so if you want to be a secret Santa Claus, do approach our staff to purchase your handprint.

To all donors, you may not realise it, but you’ve left a mark in the lives of somebody who needs the hope =)

We have a lot to be thankful as the final countdown is underway for our charity fundraising event in conjunction with the Hospital’s 15th anniversary.

We have seen great support in terms of cash contribution from our corporate sponsors, business associates, doctors, staff and the community at large. And we have an amazing offering of items up for grab with bulks of toys, accessories, books, cloths etc already received for our garage sale. These are charity from the hearts.

Thank you so much to everyone who have contributed, whether it is through buying of charity handprint(s), donation in cash or items. Please keep them coming to leap up the donation total for the cause of charity!

We have a host of activities for you at Dataran Pahlawan on this Saturday and Sunday – charity game marathon with daily grand prizes, cheerleading competition, line dance performance, colouring contest, balloon sculpturing, food galore, garage sale, the making of the Banner of Hope and more…. We sincerely hope you and your family will join us for a fun and charitable weekend.

When each and every one of us gives back what we can spare, it makes a difference to someone out there. After all, no one has ever become poor by giving ~ Anne Frank.

We are delighted to note that our “Give Hope Save Lives” charity carnival is about to kick start in less than 10 days’ time. It is going to be a proud moment for all the staff and committee members who have been working flat out for months on getting sponsorships and donations, liaising with the charity foundations, selling handprints, coordinating events etc.

All we need now is for you to be a part of us – to share our joy, excitement and passion, and to make this event a memorable one for those who give and receive.

So, have you bought your charity handprint(s)?
Donated some items for our garage sale?
Told your family and friends about us and our eagerly anticipating carnival?

 

For those who have not, c’mon, give an extra push… GET STARTED. We truly believe that you can spread help and hope to those in need; together we can make a positive difference to benefit the community.

We look forward to your support and participation. Cheers.

Well, we started with 5 beneficiaries. Now we have 6. Hopefully that is something to push you on to donate more? =)

NSTP Charity Fund was set up in 1989 with it’s aim of helping sick children whose parents cannot afford the cost of corrective surgery and medical treatment. They were initially known as the Malay Mail Charity Fund. 

 Their first case was in 1989 where a baby named Alan Chu was in need of a liver transplant.  Donations for baby Alan amounted to more than RM240,000. Baby Alan passed away before the procedure took place and proceeds received motivated the setting up of the fund. 

Patients needing artificial limbs and with heart conditions, growth hormone deficiency, bone cancer and many other serious medical conditions have received help from this fund.  As at 31 December 2007, the fund has disbursed more than RM 3 million to help the needy.

That’s all the charities which will be benefitting from this Fund Raising Event. Don’t forget that it’s on the 12-13th December 2009, at Dataran Pahlawan. Do mark this day down in your calendar and bring your friends and family down for it! You’ll be able to be a record breaker too, if you donate generously, and place your ‘hand print’ on the giant Banner of Hope!

Give Hope, Save Lives!

Yayasan Sin Chew Jit Poh is the charity arm of Sin Chew Daily and was officially launched on 8th January 2001.

 The objective of this formation was to carry out activities for the benefit of the poor, needy, deprived and underprivileged, irrespective of age, race, creed or religion and to provide a channel for generous donors to contribute towards charity.

Yayasan Sin Che Jit Poh’s mission is to promote the concept of caring and sharing for the underprivileged and mankind the world over.  Today Yayasan Sin Chew Jit Poh is recognized as a dynamic, reliable and trustworthy foundation, transparent and accountable in all its dealings and generous and benevolent at all times.

The foundation has provided assistance and relief to the poor and underprivileged in funding their hefty medical bills.  They have also provided education opportunities to the poor.

Help them continue their mission to help the needy by donating generously!

 

As the “Give Hope Save Lives” Fund Raising Carnival approaches, we shall introduce the rest of the charity organisations to you.

This society probably does not need much introduction, as they are a worldwide organisation, and has been actively involved in charitable work. They are the Lions Club

The Lions Club of Malacca are a group of volunteers under Lions Club International, the world’s largest service club organization. Members of the club enjoys fellowship, develop their leadership capacities and dedicate time to assist those in need the world over and making their communities a better place to live in. The Lions have a motto of “We Serve”.
 
The Lions Club of Malacca has been active for 44 years and since their formation, the club is best known for fighting blindness and other community projects include serving the youth, providing medical aid and financial assistance to needy patients.
 
By conducting vision screenings and raising awareness on eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. They have extended their commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through their international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.
 
The Club conducts regular health screening camps where blood pressure, diabetes, obesity are screened and advice given accordingly by their health personnel. Health talks on living a healthier lifestyle were also carried out for the public especially in sub urban and rural areas. The Lions Club of Malacca is actively working to help finance the purchase of hearing aids for school students, provide financial assistance for patients on kidney dialysis and financial aid for needy patients undergoing expansive surgeries.

Do join the Lions Club, and the rest of the charitable organisations and donate generously.

 

Just a snapshot of the items that we’ve collected so far. We, at Mahkota Medical Centre would like to take this oppotunity to express our gratitude on behalf of the beneficiaries for your generous and kind contributions. Hopefully, all will find a new owner on the 12-13th of December at Dataran Pahlawan.

But, we need more! Keep those donations, both in cash and in items for garage sale, coming in!

I’m sure Encik Sham is still eagerly waiting for your call. Contact him at 06-285 2855 to arrange to deliver your items!

Caught a MTV by Daughtry one morning, and although the song was good, it was the MTV which caught my eye and attention. It drew me to sit on my bed and listen and watch it, and it made me think. Perhaps it could do the same for you.

I’m not able to embed it in the blog itself, but I’m sure the hassle of clicking on the link would be worth it, even if you think you have already heard the song. Love it or hate it, pls have a look.

What about now – Daughtry

Many of us may feel apprehensive about taking the first step out, and many don’t realise the impact that our actions could have if we just started doing something. If we just start NOW, and start giving up some of the smaller luxuries which we could do without, we could be doing others a world of good. If we just started going through our old cupboards and storerooms NOW, we could find something that could be donated for the garage sale.

Let’s all start, or continue to remember the meaning of this carnival and fund raising activity. Start inviting some friends from overseas and inform them of this fund raising in support of the beneficiaries, and start a new chapter for the community in Malacca.

If you’re not in the thick of the action yet, start NOW! 15 days to go, but never a day too late!

I just realised that Christmas is around the corner as our charity fundraising event ‘Give Hope Save Lives” draws nearer. I would like to share with you guys a little story, one where I have learned how generosity can go farther than the person you give to… by giving, you could actually inspire and teach others how to give too.

It was Christmas Eve 1994 and I was wallowing in self pity for a moment in my life. Mom told me that she has been tucking a little money away here and there so she could get me the present that I had wanted so badly, but there just hadn’t been enough… the money that she earned as a single mother could only be stretched so far. We were in Penang then; she brought me to an orphanage in town that night for Christmas countdown. But I was not in much of a mood to rejoice.

Excited children scurried around and everyone’s spirit was soaring. Somehow the sounds of happiness and the bright lights just didn’t seem to work their magic on me. I sat by myself next to the Christmas tree, feeling sulky. As the kids were rushing and looking around the Christmas tree to grab the boxes for gifts exchange, I simply watched them dispassionately. Then I realised someone sat beside me – a boy of my age or slightly older, I guessed. I can still recall the smile on his face and the light in his eyes.

“Cheer up.” He said “May your life be enriched with the joy of giving and sharing.” The next thing I saw was a box of gift in my small palms. It was not wrapped in pretty paper nor adorned with ribbons and bows. I gently asked if I can open it there and then. He said yes. With wide eyed anticipation, I un-wrapped the box and discovered to my surprise that it was a bottle filled with some coloured powder. Well, it was nice to look at, I mean, but I didn’t know what it was….. I gazed at him without uttering a word.

“It’s coloured salt. I didn’t have enough money to fill it with little candy after paying for my reference books…” He hesitated for a moment, but continued warmly “So I used the leftover colour chalk in school to mix with salt and came out with this. Hrmmm, it is not candy but I do hope you like it… Oh, ya, and I have added something else in it, something you can’t see, touch or taste.” “Which is?” I asked curiously. “It’s LOVE – something that is best when you give it away.”

My heart swelled within me and a strange yet somewhat comforting feeling filled my soul. I later learned that he is 2 years my senior and has lost his family to a car accident a year ago. As we had our hot chocolate with marshmallow, we chatted like old pals; we talked about how our experience would make us stronger and how our little effort can make a difference for others. That night, I learned that the true meaning of Christmas is found in the word “GIVING”. I learned that there are a lot more people out there who are less fortunate than me and if I could just count my blessings slowly and thoughtfully every day, I would have realised how lucky I am.

There are indeed a lot more I can give than I thought; I never felt so rich before. Just then the present that mom had promised me for doing well in my exams seemed so low on my list of priorities. Years passed. Daniel and I are still friends – he has completed his MRCP and is now serving others as an international medical volunteer.

The Christmas season is one of charity and giving – you can make a life with what you give by participating in our fundraising event on 12-13 December 2009. We could all be angels to someone if we just won’t walk by as if we haven’t seen a need.

                       “Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat
                            Please put a penny in the old man’s hat
                        If you haven’t got a penny, a ha’penny will do
                    If you haven’t got a ha’penny, then God bless you!”

Well, hopefully the build up to the event has been good so far. We’re putting up the schedule for the day here, so hopefully you can avail yourself for the day itself, to not only be present for the fun and activities, but more importantly, be present to show your support for the charities, and those who have cared to be present to set up booths and to seek kind donations, all in the hope of doing their bit for charity, to Give Hope and Save Lives.

 

Just a reminder, if you are interested in showcasing your child’s artistic talent, do remember to sign them up for the colouring contest! I’ve seen many talented art pieces of Malaccan children in the few colouring contests so far, and I must say I’m impressed by what they can do.

Some details about the Colouring Constest:

1. A registration fee of RM10 is required (it will go to the charities!)

2. Crayons, markers, paint and colour pencils may be used. All such drawing tools have to be brought individually.

3. Contestants will be given a goodie bag, including dental vouchers to maintain your child’s bright smile.

 

We’ve also decided to beef up the schedule on the day by having a marathon of Health Talks on the 12th of December. They will be held in the Function room of Mahkota Medical Centre, and hopefully those who are health conscious could join us for the talks, then hop to Dataran Pahlawan to join in the fun and the making of the “Banner of Hope”

The schedule of talks is as follows:

9:00 – 10:00 am:     Kanser Wanita (Cancer in Females) [Malay]

by Dr. Ahmad Saifuddin (Consultant, O&G)

10:30 – 11:30 am:   Strategy of Cancer Management [English]

by Dr. Sanjeev Chandra Joshi (Consultant, Radiotherapy & Oncology)

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Endometriosis [English & Mandarin]

by Dr. Wan Yoke Har (Consultant, O&G)

2:00 – 3:00 pm:                     Balanced diet, Healthy Living [Mandarin]

by Ms Wong Hui Mei (Dietician)

Do register with Ms Lem / Ms Liew at 06 – 285 2999 2855 by 8 Dec if you are interested. Each session is limited to 50 seats, and gifts will be presented to all attendees and refreshments will be provided.

Almost only 20 days before the “Give Hope Save Lives” Fund Raising Carnival kicks off at the Dataran Pahlawan on the 12-13th of December.

We’ve had generous donors who have given not only cash contributions, but also items for the Garage Sale, which will also be a booth on the day itself. The heartening thing is that not only Malaccans have donated, but also many overseas guests in our country. We’d like to take this chance to thank all those who have generously and selflessly given for a good cause. I’m sure the beneficiaries will be greatly touched by this act of kindness.

Not to forget, our staff from Mahkota Medical Centre have also put in much effort to assist in the sales of “hand prints”, and their efforts should be applauded. If you know someone from Mahkota Medical Centre, pls do ask about this event and if you’re willing, request to make a donation through the “hand prints” which they have. And after that, give them a pat on the back =)

Here’s just another reminder of the fun and colour you will encounter and be a part of on the day itself!

Have an item at home which you bought on impulse? Have something which you’ve grown out of but is still in great condition? Have some toys your child no longer plays with?

No one to pass them to, no space to store them?

Why not let us help you deal with them?

Mahkota Medical Centre will be organizing a Garage Sale for the “Give Hope Save Lives” Carnival this coming December, and all proceeds from the sale will be donated to the beneficiaries of this fund raising event to help raise funds for them. I’m sure every cent will be well spent and efficiently utilised =)

We’ll be looking forward to taking in some accessories, clothes, electrical goods, books and toys etc. which are in reasonably good condition for sale. Collection has already started, and donations are slowly coming in, so we hope the response can pick up fast!

Do contact Encik Sham anytime now till the 24th of November 2009 at 06-285 2855 to arrange to deliver your items!

You never know if you can also find that vintage CD or item you’ve always been looking for. Hop down to the Dataran Pahlawan’s Open field on the 12-13th of December and do your part to give hope and bring a smile to the less fortunate.

Be seeing you!

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Another appeal from MMC for your kind contributions…

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And things are hotting up here… and we’re still finding MORE ways to help raise funds for the project. Do look out for it in our next post!

For those who have already made your kind donations, we’d like to say a big THANK YOU!

Do pass the message around to all your friends, relatives and anyone else about this event, and do link us to your blog, Facebook or Twitter account if you have one to spread the message!

With the committee hard at work everyday, preparing for the big event on the 12-13th of December, everyone’s tired but happy. Pamphlets, banners, sourcing for endorsements and donations, you name it, we’re probably working hard at it.

Let’s have a glimpse of how the whole hospital is getting ready for the event!

   Lobby Banner (Vertical)

 

Sales of handprint coupons have already started! If you happen to drop by Mahkota Medical Centre, or are around the vicinity, do drop by and support the event by purchasing your handprint here. Alternatively, you can also make your donations through the staff of Mahkota Medical Centre, who are also helping out in sales of the handprints!

 

A third beneficiary of your kind donations in this “Give Hope Save Lives” Fund Raising, which has been supporting charitable causes all this while is Seck Kia Eenh (釋迦院).

As a Buddhist foundation, Seck Kia Eenh has always been working to not only spread the teachings of Buddha, but also in living by them. The Seck Kia Eenh Cancer Fund was set up after Seck Kia Eenh realized the predicament of the less fortunate who suffered from cancer but were unable to pay for the costly treatments. The Seck Kia Eenh Cancer Fund was thus set up to ensure that needy patients stricken with cancer would be able to fight the condition with financial aid and support from Seck Kia Eenh, irrespective of race and religion.

Since its inception in 2000, over RM200,000 has been disbursed to more than 100 patients. Seck Kia Eenh continues to raise funds for the Cancer Fund through its many charity functions, and aims to be able to help more patients overcome the ordeal. They have also done more for the patients through Memorandums Of Understanding, such as with Mahkota Medical Centre, to lower the cost of treatment for cancer patients, in order to encourage patients to seek treatment as early as possible.

We seek your kind contributions in helping cancer patients in this noble cause to relieve their pain and suffering. Remember, every drop makes an ocean.

Seck Kia Eenh

In my last post, I acquainted you with the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, one of the beneficiaries of the “Give Hope Save Lives” fund raising event spearheaded by Mahkota Medical Centre this coming 12-13th of December at Dataran Pahlawan. Allow me to introduce you to a less known, but nonetheless important organisation which provides financial as well as emotional support for cancer patients.

Also known as the “Oasis”, the Melaka Cancer Society clearly aims to be an organisation from which hope springs for their subsidiaries.

Set up in 1982, The Melaka Cancer Society, or Persatuan Barah Melaka, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to give hope and relief to the poor and needy cancer patients in Malacca. Since then, they have expanded their scope of attention to include forums and programmes to educate the public on cancer prevention and detection through the “Defensive Cancer Prevention Programme” and supporting cancer survivors through their “Small Steps in the Sun Programme”. All programmes are organised by their volunteers free of charge.

The Melaka Cancer Society is also a place for relief and rejuvenation for cancer survivors and their care-givers. Volunteers organise cookery, laughing yoga, line dancing and handicraft sessions for their members.

Beneficiaries of the Melaka Cancer Society face many hurdles in their lives.  The pain they experience is reflected in the faces of their loved ones who stand by them and care for them.  The strength and determination volunteers from the Melaka Cancer Society have witnessed from them in facing adversity has greatly inspired and driven them on in being a ray of sunshine in their lives.

The society continually welcomes interested parties to join them as a volunteer or a benefactor to give hope and aid where it is needed.  If you’re interested in volunteering your services, do leave your contact details and we’ll link you up with the society. =)

 Relay for Life 30-31st May 2009

Once again, I hope this blog spreads the message of love, kindness, and generosity, and we hope that you do also interest your peers in this blog, and especially the event for which it was set up for:

The “Give Hope Save Lives” fund raising for charitable organisations

 

Besides knowing about the event itself, it is important to be informed of the organisations and their activities, to which you will be donating to. Let’s start with acquainting you with the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation:

The Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1966 by Dharma Master Cheng Yen in Taiwan. Tzu Chi is funded by donations from the public, and it has since grown to become a United Nations recognized Non-Government Organisation. Tzu Chi supports 8 main causes, namely: Charity, Medicine, Education, Culture, Bone Marrow Donation, International Relief, Environmental Protection and Community Volunteerism. These are Tzu Chi’s “One Step, Eight Footprints”.

 Tzu Chi Malacca was set up in 1992 and since then, more than 8,000 families and 10,000 students have been beneficiaries. Tzu Chi’s charity work transcends all nationality, race and religion, and in Malacca, the Tzu Chi Foundation has been actively involved in providing medical support to the less fortunate, through the Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) and a school for continuing education. TIMA volunteers provide free clinics, home medical visits, home care and assistance. One such free clinic is in Malacca. Besides Malacca, Tzu Chi’s foot prints can be found throughout peninsula Malaysia, and the rest of the world.

The Foundation’s fundamental principles are “Sincerity, Integrity, Trust and Honesty”. Founder, Master Cheng Yen, frequently reminds Tzu Chi volunteers to embrace the spirit of Great Love, that is, to love all sentient beings and to give selflessly without expecting anything in return. We hope you identify with these values and donate generously to support the efforts of this foundation.

 

I’m sure you have also witnessed the latest fund raising efforts by Tzu Chi to raise funds, through the sales of home mades mooncakes at various shopping malls. The enthusiasm of their volunteers in making the mooncakes and selling them is really something we should look up to and be inspired by

If you’re interested in learning about the charitable work of the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, please visit their Malaysian Website at: http://english.tzuchi.my/

Tzu Chi

Let me just give you more information about the upcoming carnival, as the committee is hard at work:

Mahkota Medical Centre is bringing together like minded charitable corporate sponsors in this large scale charity carnival to be held at Dataran Pahlawan this December. It is probably going to be one of the largest fund raising activities that have been held in Malacca, and to add on to that, we will be looking to set a new Malaysia record during this event!

Funds will be raised through the “sales” (inverted commas as you are really making a kind donation to help others in need, and not buying something of fancy per se) of colourful  “hand prints”. The hand prints are priced at RM10, RM100, and RM1,000. Donors will get to have their “hand prints” pasted onto the giant “Banner of Hope” during the carnival. What happens to the banner then? Well, it’s large enough (an incredible 30 x 10 ft) to be hung by the side of Mahkota Medical Centre building after the event, and that’s what we’re going to do! Thus, no matter how small your contribution, it will become an important piece of the banner, which will be a sight to remember for a long time. We’re hoping to collect enough “hand prints” to make it into the Malaysia Book of Records through this exciting event, and we hope you will give your support to this.

Participants in the carnival will also get to witness a series of energetic performances, including a high school cheerleading competition and a dynamic line dance competition. Children will also get all hyped up with the chance to bounce around on the giant air castles on the field, besides the chance to showcase their drawing talent in the children’s colouring competition. These are just some main highlights of the event, besides the wacky and creative ideas the corporate sponsors are able to cook up!

Of course, telling you all these only acts as an extra incentive and encouragement to join us in this event, and to make history with us. Ultimately, the act of giving is still the most important thing which should come from the heart =)

If you’re already interested in being a part of this event by making a donation, or being a sponsor, we welcome all enquiries at the following number: 06-285 2855. We’ll be glad to hear from you.

I’d like to share a story in this post:

“Once, a man was walking along a beach. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. Off in the distance, he could see a person going back and forth between the surf’s edge and the beach. Back and forth this person went. As the man approached, he could see that there were hundreds of starfish stranded on the sand as the result of the natural action of the tide.

The man was stuck by the apparent futility of the task. There were far too many starfish. Many of them were sure to perish. As he approached, the man continued the task of picking up starfish one by one and throwing them into the surf.

As he came up to the person he said, “You must be crazy. There are thousands of miles of beach covered with starfish. You can’t possibly make a difference.” The person looked at the man. He then stooped down and picked up one more starfish and threw it back into the ocean. He turned back to the man and said, “It sure made a difference to that one!” 

 

Most of us probably have the same mindset as the naysayer. There’s just too much to do, too little resources, too little time, and the list of reasons we can find goes on and on. But if we think about it from another angle, the actions of the man in the story above do make sense. Why let one starve or suffer, when you can help them? Although you may not be able to help everyone, you are still benefiting one life, one step at a time.

We cannot selflessly give up all that we have for an altruistic purpose. That is unrealistic. But when done within our limits, sharing and giving away for a good cause brings joy not only for the people on the receiving end, but also to the givers to see what their small acts of kindness can do for others, whether it be just a simple meal, or a story book for a child.

Everyone has their own limits, and giving is not a competition to see who can give more. Some may choose to give their time, some may choose to support through donations. No matter what, each act of giving makes a difference to someone.

I mentioned in my first post that Mahkota Medical Centre will be hosting a fund raising event in December. Through this event, we hope to be able to bring together several foundations to raise funds for them, namely the:

(1) Lions Club (Malacca),

(2) Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation,

(3) Seck Kia Eenh Cancer Fund

(4) Melaka Cancer Society and the

(5) Sin Chew Jit Poh Medical Fund

The fund raising event would be in the form of a huge carnival, held at:

Venue  : Dataran Pahlawan (venue sponsors)

Date     : 12-13 December 2009 (Saturday and Sunday)

 Time    : 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

I’m sure your every contribution will be able to bring a ray of hope for the needy and less fortunate. No matter how big the amount, you can help make a difference.

“Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.”

I begin my first blog post with a quote by the Chinese writer, Lin Yutang. Have you ever wondered why life is unfair? Most of us have a comfortable life; you could have almost everything we need, yet when you peer out of your window, walk along the streets, you see elderly folks trying to eke out a living selling lottery tickets, and sometimes the disabled begging for a few shilling.

It’s a thought which oftens strikes me. It’s not a nice feeling, and sometimes it leaves me with a sense of helplessness, knowing that my few dollars of donation can only help tide them over for a meal or two, and what happens to them another day, I will never know.

I’ve often thought of volunteering in a charity organisation to help the less fortunate or the poor. Yet, I never did put this into action, because I could never get someone to join one with, and of course, the little man inside me always valued my personal time above others. Work now, studies last time. It always came first.That has got to change one day. Soon, I hope.

Doing good would perhaps take up some of our personal time, but it only takes some pure and kind intention to better the lives of those who are less blessed than us. Whether we spend time or money, it is the thought that counts, and every little deed and action makes a difference.

Going back to the quote by Lin Yutang, life may often seem bleak to those who have less than us, and hope may sometimes prove elusive to them. However, I believe that if people can just spend some time each week, and be willing to part with some spare change, it can make a difference, and show the less fortunate that they are not forgotten, and that hope is out there.

As a new employee of Mahkota Medical Centre, I am privileged to be part of the fund raising project they are hosting this December at Dataran Pahalawan, called “Give Hope Save Lives”. It’s my very first time finally taking part in such an event, and I’m looking forward to it. No matter in what capacity, I believe that every effort of mine, and the committee, will definitely translate into hope for the charities. We want to be those who walk the path, and light it up for the rest to follow.

I’ll talk more about it in my next post. Hopefully this post got you thinking about your life, and what you could do to make that little difference to the lives of others.

                                                                                                                 Give Hope Save Lives