Charity concert raises 2 million baht for Pattaya Orphanage

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About 2,000 public officials, private organizers and students raised more than 2 million baht for the Pattaya Orphanage at the Love & Care charity concert at the Alangkarn Theatre on Oct. 25.

Organized by Rev. Kritsada Sukhphat, deputy director of the Pattaya Orphanage, and Radchada Chomjinda, director of the Human Health Network, the concert proved an immense success, generating 2.5 million baht in revenue with 2.05 million baht remaining after expenses and musician fees.

Dr. Steve Chana Kittikiatsak, CEO of Maryvit School (centre left), Father Kritsada Sukhphat, vice director of Pattaya Orphanage (centre),, and (suited up) Mr. Suthikorn Jianphaithun, owner of Thai Alangkarn Theatre (centre right), pose for a pre-show photo with members of the Christian monk committee.Dr. Steve Chana Kittikiatsak, CEO of Maryvit School (centre left), Father Kritsada Sukhphat, vice director of Pattaya Orphanage (centre),, and (suited up) Mr. Suthikorn Jianphaithun, owner of Thai Alangkarn Theatre (centre right), pose for a pre-show photo with members of the Christian monk committee.

Two thousand tickets were sold and heavy rain didn’t deter the crowd, which enjoyed performances from Jo & Gong NUVO, a popular rock band, and Weerapong Thaweesak introducing the ancient glass harp instrument to the audience.

The concert was honored with the presence of Steve Chana Kittikiatsak, CEO of Maryvit School, and Bishop Silvio Siripong Jaiseri on the 40th anniversary of the orphanage.

One of the main highlights of the evening was a concert Jo & Gong NUVO.One of the main highlights of the evening was a concert Jo & Gong NUVO.

It has been more than four decades since Pattaya Orphanage first took care of more than 1,000 abandoned children and provided them a future through care and love given by personnel, including the Father Ray Foundation, Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres Thailand, and Lovers of the Cross Chanthaburi

Pattaya Orphanage officials expressed gratitude to the sponsors of the concert, including all attendees for honoring the event.  Special appreciation was reserved for Suthikorn Jianphaithun, who provided the Alangkarn Theatre to use for free.

Eye-catching dance performances thrilled the packed audience.Eye-catching dance performances thrilled the packed audience.

Young performers wear traditional Lanna dresses of the Tharawadee era, a magnificent sight.Young performers wear traditional Lanna dresses of the Tharawadee era, a magnificent sight.

Weerapong Thaweesak produced some sonic wonders on his glass harp.Weerapong Thaweesak produced some sonic wonders on his glass harp.

The audience of over 2,000 lapped up the evening’s entertainment.The audience of over 2,000 lapped up the evening’s entertainment.