Bangkok Hospital Pattaya celebrates Christmas with annual bazaar

Friday, 27 December 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 52 By  Warunya Thongrod

Santa Claus made a special trip to visit young patients and those who are less fortunate, as Bangkok Hospital Pattaya organized their annual Charity Christmas Bazaar.

The Dec. 14 celebration featured musical performances by children from the Father Ray Foundation, Mercy Center, International School of Chonburi, and Seven Flower Kindergarten School. The Pattaya Christian Club also performed.

Santa Claus visits a young patient at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya to give him some gifts and lift his spirits.Santa Claus visits a young patient at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya to give him some gifts and lift his spirits.

The party also featured booths selling merchandise for the Father Ray Foundation, Baan Jing-Jai Foundation, Scandinavian Expats Club, Banglamung Home for the Elderly, Fountain of Life Center, Jesters Care for Kids, Pattaya International Ladies Club, German-Speaking Ladies Club, Sparrow Home for Children, Take Care Kids Thailand Foundation, foreign police volunteers, Y.W.C.A. Bangkok-Pattaya Center and others.

Dr. Iain Corness distributes stuffed animals to young performers at the Charity Christmas Bazaar.Dr. Iain Corness distributes stuffed animals to young performers at the Charity Christmas Bazaar.

A charity raffle offered prizes including hotel stays, electrical appliances, restaurant vouchers, luggage and more. Profits from sales were donated to help the poor and increasing income for the community for a better way of life.

Closing the festival, a bearded Santa Claus invited children to take a group picture, visited patients and handed out gifts.

Children hug their dolls tight after singing Christmas carols at BHP.Children hug their dolls tight after singing Christmas carols at BHP.

The party also featured booths selling merchandise to raise funds for charity.The party also featured booths selling merchandise to raise funds for charity.

Look!  It really is Santa!Look!  It really is Santa!

Children from the Redemptorist School for the Blind under the royal patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn show off their colorful balloons and gifts from Santa.Children from the Redemptorist School for the Blind under the royal patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn show off their colorful balloons and gifts from Santa.

Santa says a Merry Christmas to one and all!Santa says a Merry Christmas to one and all!

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