Christmas party for sick children at Ronald McDonald House

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 November, 2012, 2:48am

Santa Claus will be coming early for children at Hong Kong's Ronald McDonald House.

On Sunday, representatives from Sift Patisserie, the Holiday Inn Golden Mile, Sim's Sweetshop and Noodle Mi will deliver donations of food for the charity home's open day and early Christmas party.

Event organiser Nisha Parmanand has been an avid supporter of the charity for five years and said the cause touched her heart.

Built in 1996, and located a few minutes' walk from Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin, Ronald McDonald House provides shelter and education for children with serious diseases and an isolation suite for children who have had bone marrow transplant operations.

"My grandfather, the honourable Hari Harilela, first introduced me to it," she said.

"He donated money to the organisation to help build the house, and there is now a Harilela wing. It's very inspiring to work with these children. They have different illnesses but they are not defeated. They get on with their lives."

More than 1,200 families have benefited from the facility in the past decade.

Parmanand's socialite and celebrity friends, including Olivia Buckingham, Levina Li and Tina Leung, will help out selling cupcakes, candy floss and other treats.