Bringing cheer to the elderly and disabled is part of the corporate social responsibility of the E&O Group especially during major festive seasons in the country.
In line with this, some 28 members of the Society of the Disabled Persons Penang were treated to a day of fun and laughter recently by a team of E&O staff and management in conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations.
They brought along daily essentials worth RM5,500 such as cooking oil, milk powder, canned food, spice powders and dish washing liquid and also donated 60 plastic chairs to the society.
The residents also received red packets from the E&O team amid well wishes for abundance and good health in the new Lunar Year and treated to a hearty lunch featuring a variety of mouth-watering dishes.
Meanwhile, in keeping with their longstanding support of culture and arts in the state, E&O Berhad has once again sponsored Chinese New Year festivities in Penang.
To help add colour to the festive occasion this year, the George Town heritage enclave will be brightly decorated with 8,000 red lanterns strung across several streets during the festive season.
A traditional symbol for luck and prosperity, the lanterns will be on display in Cannon Street, Armenian Street, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, King Street, Church Street, Bishop Street, Light Street, Beach Street and Weld Quay from Feb 6 to March 6, 2018.
At the Esplanade, a 4.7-metre high lantern structure will be prominently lit for the public to admire and enjoy.
E&O Group Corporate Strategy Director Lyn Chai and E&O Group Hospitality and Lifestyle Director Michael Saxon presented a mock cheque for the RM200,000 sponsorship.
“Established in 1885, our heritage E&O Hotel will soon witness its 133rd Chinese New Year. As always, we would like to thank the people of Penang for their patronage and wish them good health, good luck and prosperity for the year ahead,” said Chai.
At the mock cheque presentation at the E&O Hotel today, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng thanked E&O for the group’s long-standing contribution to the festive celebration.
“As a Penang heritage icon, the E&O Hotel has been a leading light and landmark for its unique old-world charm and hospitality.
“It is fitting that the E&O’s lanterns are now lighting up the heritage enclave, setting the mood and backdrop for a joyous Chinese New Year.”