Ipoh Parade Grant A Wish

1. happiness is receiving five Christmas gifts at one go

For the sixth consecutive year, Ipoh Parade continues its tradition in giving back to the less privileged through its Grant A Wish event, in conjunction with Christmas.

Ipoh Parade Grant A Wish

2. FOUR!

Ipoh Parade Grant A Wish

3. happy children and their Christmas gifts

The event, which encouraged well-wishers, shoppers, tenants and staff of Ipoh Parade to share the joy of the season with less fortunate children in the community, fulfilled the wishes of 156 kids, the largest number in its history.

Ipoh Parade Grant A Wish

4. the children pose for a photo with their gifts

Ipoh Parade Grant A Wish

5. gift of a ukulele

The children, from 1 to 18 years old, were from seven homes, namely Ipoh Christian Centre (Agape Home), Pertubuhan Kebajikan Harapan Baru, Salvation Army Ipoh Boys Home, Precious Gift Home, Good Shepherd Family Home, Vision Home and Pertubuhan Anak-Anak Yatim & Miskin (Anning Ipoh).

Ipoh Parade Grant A Wish

6. a sleeping toddler and her mountain of gifts

Ipoh Parade Grant A Wish

7. the hand that gives is better than the hand that receives

From 25th Nov to 22nd Dec, 2015, each child’s wish card was displayed at Ipoh Parade’s Information Counter on the Ground Floor whereby the public could donate the gifts, be they brand new, preloved, or cash, to give true meaning to this season of giving, making it more memorable for the children.

Ipoh Parade Grant A Wish

8. Rejuvenate Dance Crew helps to distribute the gifts

Ipoh Parade Grant A Wish

9. also superstar beatboxer, Shawn Lee (R)

Cash donations received were used to purchase gifts that were not among those donated by patrons.

Ipoh Parade Grant A Wish

10. refreshment for the kids

Ipoh Parade Grant A Wish

11. a group photo of some of the children with their newly received Christmas gifts

According to Ipoh Parade Centre Manager Chan Yu Yin, “Christmas has and always will be about giving and sharing. With this in mind, as the community mall, Ipoh Parade is continuing with the tradition of remembering the less privileged children by fulfilling their Christmas wishes. The excitement and joy reflected on each and every child’s face is priceless.”

Ipoh Parade Grant A Wish

12. an energetic dance performance by Rejuvenate Dance Crew to the tune of PSY’s Daddy

Ipoh Parade Grant A Wish

13. superstar beatboxer Shawn Lee

26th Dec was the day of gift presentation and unwrapping ceremony. All these children and their guardians were invited to the mall to receive their gifts. They were also treated to a scrumptious lunch jointly sponsored by tenants Papa John’s Pizza, Kopitiam Avenue, Born & Bread, The Chicken Rice Shop and Kenny Rogers Roasters.

Ipoh Parade Grant A Wish

14. Rejuvenate Dance Crew backs Shawn Lee as he delivers his debut single, MADLife, which was released exactly a month ago

Ipoh Parade Grant A Wish

15. full house at Ipoh Parade Mall

Entertainment was provided by Rejuvenate Dance Crew, internationally acclaimed beatboxer Shawn Lee and Au Young de Clown.

Event: Grant A Wish Gift Presentation & Unwrapping Ceremony
Venue: Ipoh Parade, Ipoh
Date: 26th Dec, 2015
Time: 11am

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