As a unique initiative, group of former and current Miss Malaysia Tourism queens have established a welfare home for the elderly without dependents, in a quest to bring love and care to the elderly citizens of Malaysia. The initiative aims to provide shelter for 20 people, who are aged 65 and above who don’t have any dependents.
The center is called “Pink Heart Care Centre,” and it is led by D’Touch International managing director and Miss Tourism International president Tan Sri Danny Ooi.
According to Ooi, “Ever since the initiative kicked off, the queens would take turns to visit charitable homes, bringing cheers and joy to the less fortunate,” he added.
“However, after five years of providing this meaningful service to the underprivileged, we felt it was time to establish our own center where the beauty queens get to spend more time with the elderly.”
Located in Ampang, the center is equipped with basic amenities in the two-storey corner comprises six bedrooms, a large kitchen and is furnished with sofa and TV set, bed, closet, drawer for each person as well as kitchen equipment and utensils, including, fridge, oven, rice cooker, and stove. Also, hospital beds are available for those who are ill and require special care.
Sabah based Miss Malaysia Tourism Global 2009, Weena Marcus, said she is proud of all the beauty queens for participating in an initiative that is meaningful and worthy.
“The Pink Heart Care Centre is history in the making simply because there’s no other beauty pageant out there that have done something similar to this and I’m proud to be a part of it,” she added. The beauties will rotate accordingly to visit the home once a week and spend time with the residents.
Miss Malaysia Tourism 2003 Carrie Lee said “Happiness cannot be purchased and it’s something that must come from the heart. Our goal is to come here regularly to make the residents feel happy,”.
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