Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur lighted up the annual Christmas Charity Tree at the hotel’s main lobby on 29 November. And every year, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur brings hope to the children with the seven past recipients of the charity fund and underprivileged children from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR), Rumah Juara and Victory of Children & Youth Home.
With the theme for this year- “The Enchanting Tree of Hope”, the trees are beautifully decorated with the with figurines crafted by the hotel’s talented pastry team. They are stacked on 10 rotational tiers making up the 12-foot-tall Christmas tree. The colourful sugar paste sets come in 6 different designs and can be bought at RM1,000 each. The donor’s name or company logo will also be prominently displayed on the figurine.
Organisations and individuals are invited to sponsor any of the six figurines or select from five limited edition at minimum RM3,000. Donations below RM1,000 without the figurines are also welcome and can be made through donation forms available. All proceeds will be collected for the children who are in urgent need of immediate surgery and medical care.
Initiated by the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur in 1985, “Embrace the Gift of Life”, has helped numbers of seriously ill children suffering from severe heart ailments and other afflictions. To date, the hotel has raised more than RM4 million through the charity and has changed many lives.
This year, “Embrace the Gift of Life” funds four children.
Two-month-old Muhammad Fawwaz Wafiuddin was diagnosed as Patent Arteriosus (PDA), Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), interrupted aortic arch (IAA) and needs to undergo a surgery to close the VSD/ASD closure, ligate the PDA and interrupted aortic arch repair. The cost of the surgery is RM80,000. His father works as a mechanic and mother is a housewife.
One- month-old Afia Auliya was born with an extra blood vessel and a large hole in the heart.she needs surgery that costs RM48,000. Her father is a technician and mother is a clinic assistant.
Seven-month-old Alzriannalyn Eva Alimin is diagnosed as Large Patent Ductus Arteriosus and Severe mitral regurgitation. Estimated cost for this surgery is RM80,000. Her father works as a farmer and mother is a housewife.
One-year-old Muhammad Rais Shaqib Bin Amir was diagnosed as Corrected Transposition Great Arteries & Pulmonary Atresia with Ventricular Septal Defect and needs second Left BT Shunt (Right BT Shunt was done in March 2018). The cost for this surgery is RM40,000. His father works as a Lorry Driver and mother work as Factory Operator.
For donation or further enquiries, kindly call 03-2074 3586.