“Bouquet of Love” brings festive cheer to Sarawakians in need

From left (first row): Ting, Lee, Fatimah and Dennis (first right) with recipients of the Bouquet of Love programme. From left (second row) is Pui and Rosey.

MIRI, May 25: Charity has no boundaries.

Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah said charity transcended race, religion and politics which is a motto held by the ministry.

Every festive season every year, the ministry will launch the “A Bouquet of Love” programme where RM100 cash is given to some welfare aid recipients. The programme is meant to ease the financial stress of Sarawakians on the welfare recipient list during festive time as well as to bring some cheer to them during festive seasons.

Fatimah said for the last Chinese New Year, a total of 7,362 benefitted from the Bouquet of Love programme.

For this year, as many as 31,695 (or 56.13 per cent of the total recipient list) received the Bouquet of Love in conjunction with the Gawai Festival while another 16,875 (30 per cent) for Hari Raya Adilfitri.

A group photo of some of the participants at “A Bouquet of Love” programme in Miri.
From left: Dennis, Fatimah, Pui and Rosey showing the food necessities donated by Dynasty Hotel.

About 200 of the recipients were invited to Dynasty Hotel here this morning to receive RM100 cash where the hotel also contributed food necessities such as rice, Milo powder, sugar, and fresh chicken worth RM150 each as part of the hotel’s corporate social responsibility effort.

Fatimah thanked Dynasty Hotel for continuing this tradition which has been practised for the last 15 years.

Also present were Tourism, Arts and Culture Assistant Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Women, Family and Childhood Development Assistant Minister Rosey Yunus, Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting and Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau as well as Tony Put, managing director of Dynasty Hotel, Miri. — DayakDaily