It was a busy morning at the grounds of Adonis Bridal/Potpourri House Café yesterday, when the charity event jointly organised by the Perak Parkinson’s Association and Ipoh Down Syndrome Centre went underway.

charity event Ipoh

1. charity event in Ipoh

It began as early as 7.30am when a group of cyclists were flagged off in the cycling round. The almost 20km route took them about 90 minutes to complete.

charity event Ipoh

2. some of the food items for sale

charity event Ipoh

3. items for the household

Meanwhile, the food fair attracted a good crowd of shoppers, all in the name of charity. In addition to having Ipoh’s best culinary delights on offer, some other booths had household items for sale too.

charity event Ipoh

4. owner/dog eating competition

charity event Ipoh

5. outing for the dogs

Essen Hair Studio was there to offer hair cuts and judging by the queue, they were very popular!

charity event Ipoh

6. enjoying the sun

charity event Ipoh

7. toothless

The pet event which began at 10am attracted a good number of dogs and their owners. Organised by Jean Veterinary Clinic, there was a owner/dog speed eating competition, lookalike contest and a mini obstacle course challenge.

charity event Ipoh

8. charity hair cut provided by Essen Hair Studio

charity event Ipoh

9. The Kiko Animal Food Bank

Perak Parkinson’s Association and Ipoh Down Syndrome Centre hoped to raise RM100,000 from the event. The Parkinson’s Association would like to upgrade their centre at Taman Mirindy with exercise equipment while the Down Syndrome Centre requires RM8,000 monthly for expenses.

charity event Ipoh

10. busy morning

Besides raising funds, the event also served to create awareness about the two medical conditions as well as on the availability of support groups in Perak.

Event: Charity Event In Aid of Perak Parkinson’s Association & Ipoh Down Syndrome Centre
Venue: Adonis Bridal/Potpourri House Café, Ipoh
Date: 17th May, 2015
Time: 7.30am

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