Friday, June 12, 2009

Treat an Orphan to a "Night at the Museum"

Treat an orphan to a blockbuster ( From the Star)

DIE-hard fans of the ‘Night at the Museum 2’ can now watch the blockbuster movie for a good cause.

Pulau Tikus assemblyman Koay Teng Hai service team is providing the opportunity for film enthusiasts to watch their favourite movie not with their friends or loved ones, but with the less-fortunate children.

Koay said the tickets, priced at RM20 each, would entitle one to accompany one of the handicapped children or orphan to watch the movie on Sunday at Golden Screen Cinema in the Gurney Plaza shopping mall.

“Those who purchased the tickets must be present for a photograph session with the children at 10am before the movie and the photo will be given to them as souvenirs.

“We hope to create an awareness that the public should not neglect this unfortunate group as well as the need to improve the facilities for the disabled,” he told a press conference.

Koay said his service team had earlier went to the cinema to see if it was disabled-friendly. “Although the disabled could come all the way up to the cinema, still it is not convenient for them to attend a movie by themselves. They still need assistance,’’ he said, adding that the movie was sponsored by the Golden Screen Cinema operator.

Koay said the money collected would be used to buy popcorn and carbonated drinks for the children.

The remaining money after deducting the cost, will be distributed evenly to five welfare homes – Penang Cheshire Home, St Joseph Home, Handicap Children Centre, ‘‘Sekolah Kanak-kanak Terencat Akal’’ and Eden Handicap Service Centre. Those interested to participate can call 012-4883227 or 04-226 3227.

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