In the spirit of spreading cheer and giving back to the community, Pulai Springs Resort has collaborated with Free Market Johor to host 20 adults and 15 kids who are bravely fighting cancer for a buka puasa dinner at Gleneagles Terrace Restaurant on 25th of April 2022.
FreeMarket Johor which was launched in 2015 by Yayasan Pasir Gudang is a non-government organisation that coordinates activities to help the needy and less fortunate in Johor Bahru. The organisation has won an award in the Iskandar Malaysia Social Hero Awards (Poverty & Hunger Relief category) in the year 2019.
Sunny Soo, the Resort’s General Manager welcomed the 35 patients together with the kids’ guardians at the Kayangan Suites ballroom together with the management team of Pulai Springs Resort.
The cancer patients from the underprivileged background were also accompanied by 4 volunteers from FreeMarket Johor.
The event started off with a welcoming speech by Sunny Soo. The evening then continued with a sharing session by three cancer patients who are also survivors. The three patients took turns to talk about their experiences with everyone present in the hall including how they are going through life with cancer, chemotherapy treatments and challenges that may come their way.
“Our team believes in the spirit of sharing and caring especially during the festive occasions when the underprivileged need more love and attention”, said Sunny Soo during his welcoming speech at the event.
Sunny also added that the hotel’s main objective is to remember the less fortunate come this season of giving and sharing and to be a part of a wonderful festive celebration with them.
To add even more festive cheer, GoodHope Hotel, Skudai also participated in this event by distributing ‘duit raya’ to all the 35 cancer patients. Callie Tan who is the hotel’s Group General Manager was present during the event to distribute the green packets.
After a group photograph, the patients made their way to Gleneagles Terrace to break their fast. They indulged in a sumptuous spread of more than 150 traditional, international and local delicacies, all deliciously prepared by the resort’s culinary team.