BANDAR SUNWAY – The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation today treated about 2,500 underprivileged children from welfare homes within the Klang Valley to “Peter Pan The Musical”, a West End London production.
The event, held at Sunway Lagoon was graced by the Foundation’s Royal Patron H.R.H. The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj.
The children invited to the musical were amongst the underprivileged children from various welfare homes from Selangor and the Federal Territory, which include Precious Children Home, Chow Kit Kids Home, Hope Worldwide, Ti-Ratana Home, Praise Emmanuel Children Home, Agathians Shelter, Shepherd Centre Foundation, Rumah Shalom, Cross Road Community, Rumah Trinity and Vivekananda Home Rembau, just to name a few.
“Nothing is more rewarding than seeing the joy on a child’s face with their beaming faces and wide smiles. The children really enjoyed the musical as they rarely get the chance to go out and have fun. This musical is such an inspiration for the kids and truly an ethereal depiction of Neverland and the home is thankful to the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation for bringing joy to our children,” said Dr Hartini Zainudin of Yayasan Salam.
“Peter Pan The Musical” is the very first theatrical production organised by Sunway Lagoon. Produced and choreographed by talents hailing from London’s famous West End theatre district, this musical tells the well-known and affectionate story of a boy who would just never grow up. The musical is a joint-production between Sunway Lagoon and an international cast and team. The amphitheatre was transformed into an uncanny portrayal of the magical Neverland for a swash-buckling performance by the cast members.
As education comes in various forms, ‘Peter Pan The Musical’ serves as a unique and fun way to learn and enjoy the area of performing arts. The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation which was launched earlier this year aims to give to society through various platforms of education. It believes that education is a life-long journey and that everyone deserves to learn and be inspired, regardless of age and creed.
“This is the first corporate responsibility initiative hosted by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation since the official launch of the Foundation in March this year. We have taken the opportunity to gather over 2,000 underprivileged children from various homes for a truly heartwarming musical performance. With the success of today’s event, the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation is encouraged to organise more fun, yet educational activities like these in the future for the underprivileged children,” says Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah, Founding Trustee of the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation.