G Hotel – A time to give
G Hotel officially launched “A Time to Give”, Christmas charity programme in aid of the The Salvation Army Penang Children’s Home during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held recently on the 2 December 2016.
This charity programme is one of the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives by G Hotel to grant the simple Christmas wishes from the 32 children from the Home, and it is opened for public to participate in this charity programme.
During the ceremony, the children from the Home lined up in a row to hang their wish cards on the Christmas Tree located at the corner of the lobby. All wish cards represented each child from the Home which includes their name, age, gender and wishes. The gift collection was from that launching night until 16 December 2016.
Most of the wishes from the children are clothes, story books, stationeries, sport shoes, and toys. G Hotel has kindly added the third wishes of story book for younger age children to encourage a reading habit and pen drive for secondary school children. As soon as the program was launched, many were seen selecting the wish cards to donate and contribute to the program during the ceremony. Due to the overwhelming response this year, G Hotel then added 3 more wishes for the children on top of the third wishes made earlier to allow patrons to participate in this season of giving. It’s a great joy to see the overflowing of presents placed underneath the Christmas tree.
On 21 December 2016, children of The Salvation Army Penang Children’s Home were invited to the hotel to receive and unwrap their presents. The children celebrated this joyful day of Christmas in the G Hotel Gurney lobby with G Hotel associates as well as guests who contributed to the programme.
The event started with a welcoming speech by Mr Michael Hanratty, General Manager of G Hotel and followed by the performance of Christmas carols and dance by the children from The Salvation Army Children’s Home. The children then receive their Christmas presents with great excitement and enthusiast. Unlike previous years, each child this time surprisingly received more than 3 presents to a maximum of 6 for Christmas!
“Held annually for Christmas, ‘A Time to Give’ charity programme has gained extensive awareness over the years since it first launched in year 2008. Many have returned every single year to support the programme. For that, we would like to thank the public for the great support”, said Mr. Michael.
3.00pm – Arrival of guests
3.05pm – Welcome speech by Mr Michael Hanratty, General Manager of G Hotel
3.15pm – Christmas carols and dance by the children from The Salvation Army Penang Children’s Home
3.30pm – Children receive and open Christmas gifts
4.00pm – Refreshments
4.30pm – End
About G Hotel
Ultra chic and stylish, G Hotel Gurney has recently completed a RM35 million makeover. It emerges as an urban icon in the hustling, busy Gurney Drive of Penang and boasts 312 tastefully designed rooms that offer you the best in quality during your stay. G Hotel Kelawai, on the other hand is where iconic design & cutting edge lifestyle set the stage for exclusive & extraordinary experiences. With 208 rooms, G Hotel Kelawai is uniquely inspired by innovative design to create energizing space for guest to work or play by day or mix & mingle by night. Both are located in a prominent location next to upscale shopping malls and renowned hawker eateries with UNESCO world heritage sites and beaches nearby. Enjoy complimentary internet broadband and Wi-Fi, non-alcoholic minibar, state-of-the-art gym and infinity pool usage while exploring Penang with our G Cycle. Cross usage and signing facilities are available between G Hotel Gurney and G Hotel Kelawai.