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President’s WELCOMe

Dear Members and Friends,


It is unfortunately clear that with COVID restrictions continuing, we will not be able to host an in person event for St Patrick’s Day this year. However, the St Patrick’s Society of Selangor are delighted to announce that we will be marking the occasion by allowing Members and Friends to purchase a hamper of food with the theme “A Taste of Ireland”.


The hampers will cost RM150 and will include Irish bread, scones and biscuits made by Donal Crotty using a traditional Irish recipe, jam, Kerrygold butter and extra mature cheese. All proceeds from this endeavour will be donated to Kiwanis Club of Bukit Bandaraya’s ‘Breakfast a Child’ campaign.


The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating economic impact on many. It has placed poor and vulnerable households, who had little savings to fall back on, with even less to feed their children now. The St Patrick’s Society of Selangor is proud to be able to partner with this project to raise funds for hungry children in these difficult times. RM450 is enough to feed a child breakfast on every school day for an entire year; so for every three ‘Taste of Ireland’ hampers purchased, a hungry child gets breakfast for the next year.


In addition to the food, each hamper will include a raffle ticket with exciting prizes to be won, ranging from bottles of whiskey and Baileys, to vouchers for accommodation at the Shangri-la, Kuala Lumpur. There will be a live raffle draw on zoom on the evening of the 17th.


If you are interested in purchasing a hamper, please order at gg.gg/stpatsoc making sure you fill in all sections. Payment – RM150 – in the form of cash/cheques/online payments can be banked in at UOB – St. Patrick’s Society of Selangor – Account Number 2203015757. If you wish to donate extra money to the ‘Breakfast a Child’ campaign, your donations will certainly be appreciated in these uncertain times.


We will be making 100 hampers, selling on a first come, first served basis. The cut-off date for orders will be 10th March. ​


The St Patrick’s Society would like to thank our donors: Donal Crotty at Crotty’s Bakery, Gourmet Kitchen on behalf of Kerrygold, Healy Mac’s Irish Bar and Restaurant, the Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur and, the Irish Embassy in Malaysia for their extremely generous support for this endeavour.


If you have any questions about ‘A Taste of Ireland’ please email events@stpatsoc.org. If you wish to know more about the ‘Breakfast a Child’ campaign, you can contact kiwanisclub.bukitbandaraya@gmail.com.
We hope you will enjoy this taste of Ireland and look forward to a return to in-person events next year!


Kind regards,
Matthew Hendrick
President of the St Patrick’s Society of Selangor​​​​​​​​

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