SOS Rice committee members and local charity
organizations recently announced the beginning of the annual project to
collect rice and raise funds for the region’s children.
Angwisai (right), past chairman of Region 2 Department of Prosecutions
presents Sophin Thappajug, managing director of the Diana Group &
Associate Court Judge with a certificate of appreciation for her company’s
continuous support in the SOS Rice project over the years.
Sanga Kijsamrej, committee president and member announced
the project will begin December 1 the setting up of donation points around
the city whereby residents are encouraged to donate a bag of rice for the
conference members (L to R), Premrudee Jittiwithikarn representing the YWCA
(Bangkok-Pattaya branch), Suwat Paephiromrat, president Pattaya Schools
Association, Father Bunjong Chaiya, director of the Pattaya Redemptorist
Orphanage, Sanga Kijsamrej, SOS committee president 2003, Sophin Thappajug,
managing director of the Diana Group & Associate Court Judge, Jaran
Jittiwithikarn, SOS Rice board member, Nares Petcharat, PDG Lion
International District 310C (2002-2003) and project advisor to SOS Rice
announce the upcoming activities.
Now in its seventh year, the project was started by
Belgian national, Didier Frere to help collect rice for the children of
Pattaya orphanage, then under the guidance of Father Ray Brennan.
Patimasongkroh (left), YWCA president Bangkok Pattaya branch receives a
certificate of appreciation on behalf of the YWCA members from Anant
Angwisai, past chairman of Region 2 Department of prosecutions.
This year has special meaning for the project because of
Father Ray’s passing and the goal is to raise over 500,000 baht worth of
food and cash for the city’s poor and underprivileged.
sprightly young children from the Pattaya Orphanage. The Orphanage is among
the main beneficiaries of the SOS Rice campaign.
Local businesses urged that the project should be moved
up one month earlier to enable the project to reach its goal.