Geylang International, together with its partner Springleaf Prata Place treated residents at the Pertapis Halfway House to a meal of mutton nasi briyani ahead of the Hari Raya Haji celebrations.
The initiative is part of Geylang International’s community outreach program with the centre that focuses on rehabilitation of drug offenders. It encourages the spirit of giving back to society with charitable acts as well as adopting lifestyle changes through sports.
Thomas Gay, Chairman of Geylang International, who joined the festive meal lauded the efforts of Springleaf Prata Place and warm reception given by Pertapis Halfway House.
“Thank you to Pertapis for hosting us as today as we continue our outreach efforts for the betterment of our community.
“We are delighted to have a partner in Springleaf Prata Place who shares the same vision as the club in engaging the community not only on the football pitch but also outside with these charity initiatives,” said Gay.
Midfielder Firdaus Kasman, who was also present at the event said: “As footballers we must be an example to the community by showing kindness. I’m glad to be part of this programme to bring joy to those who need it. I’m happy to be given the opportunity to do my part for the wider community and look forward to more of such initiatives.”
Sufian Salim, Head of Pertapis Halfway House was touched by the gesture shown by Springleaf Prata Place and Geylang International on the eve of Hari Raya Haji. He is looking forward to more of such meaningful initiatives.
“We are very touched by such charitable acts shown specially during these challenging times. Hari Raya Haji is also about showing compassion, sharing wealth and remembering blessings. We are happy to have received that today,” said Sufian.