Last Sunday, HOPE worldwide Malaysia celebrated our 15th Anniversary with over 500 donors and volunteers at the “Glitters of Hope” Charity Gala which was held at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur.
The event was entirely organized by the volunteers of HOPE worldwide Malaysia, some of them were volunteers since the day HOPE worldwide Malaysia was established. Even the on stage performances were delivered by volunteers. Besides the volunteers, the Corporate and Individual Donors are the guests of the evening too. Together, we shared joyous moment in celebrating the milestone of impacting more than 75,000 community members in Malaysia through community programs that focused on Health & Medical, Food & Nutrition and Education & Empowerment.
The event kicked started with a 15-Year Milestone Video, showing the list of Community Programs that were established based on the core focus on Health & Medical, Food & Nutrition and Education & Empowerment. Right after the video, we have our celebrity host of the night, Mr. Terrence Dass, who is also a volunteer of HOPE worldwide Malaysia since 2006. Terrence has been our faithful hosts for our fundraising events in the past 15 years, i.e. the 2nd and 3rd BOLATHON Charity Fun Run & Masquerade Walk.
|Welcome Speech by 2015 Elected Chairman, Mr. Burt Ong|
|Our Country Director of HOPE worldwide Malaysia, Mr. Darick Wong delivered a touching and inspiring speech that gave the event a great atmosphere to start with.|
Thanks to our volunteers Alan Wong and Michelle Siaw who belted out great singing performances to entertain our fellow guests. An appreciation video was shown to appreciate corporate companies who used to sign up as volunteers in our centre and also community programs. Among those who were our long term corporate partners were Starbucks Malaysia, Adidas and Astro Kasih, those photos brought us back to the memory lane. The corporate appreciation session came with a surprise singing performance by the full-time staff of HOPE worldwide Malaysia, Caesar Teh.
The emotional part of the event was Appreciation and Acknowledgement to our Clinic Manager, Sister Mona Chin, who served the Free Clinic since its establishment. An Portrait Video was shown to our guests, Mona shared her heartfelt feelings and personal experiences while serving the needy in the Free Clinic for the past 15 years. Right after the Video, Mona was invited to be on stage to receive a Plaque and a gift as acknowledgement for her dedication.
Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors of the Charity Gala: Adidas Malaysia, Amanah Butler Malaysia, Astro Kasih, Bond Pricing Agency Malaysia, Discovery Overland Holidays, Gintell, Isetan Kuala Lumpur, iSupport Sdn Bhd, Mary Kay, R.E.A.L Education Group, Starbucks Malaysia, Sun Life Malaysia, Sakae Sushi, The Cups Corporation, and as well the fellow individual donors and volunteers. Without YOU, we won't be able to come thus far!
Thanks to DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur for being the Greatest Support to us, thanks for your the incredible service and the delicious food for the Charity Gala!
Together, we look ahead for more Anniversaries to come, as we sail on this crusade, to Bring HOPE and Change LIVES by creating bigger social impact towards our Nation.
For more event photos, check them out on our Facebook page by clicking into: 15th Anniversary Charity Gala
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