British Airways visit the Father Ray Children’s Home

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It was not too long ago that the US Marines visited the Father Ray Children’s Home to participate in community service during the Cobra Gold military exercises. The Marines arrived all ready to paint the outer walls of the Home but rain put a stop to their work. However, the wall still needed painting so staff members from British Airways Department of Commercial Change – Middle East, Asia & Pacific arrived in Pattaya and volunteered their time.

This time it was not rain that was the problem, but the heat. The temperature reached thirty six degrees, and the humidity was very high but this did not stop the British Airways staff joining the children in getting down to work.

British Airways staff members Olivier Le Gouil, Brija Ablard, Steve Harrison, Diane Chung and Sophie Blakes at the Father Ray Children’s Home in Pattaya.British Airways staff members Olivier Le Gouil, Brija Ablard, Steve Harrison, Diane Chung and Sophie Blakes at the Father Ray Children’s Home in Pattaya.

Unfortunately there were not enough brushes and rollers so the youngsters improvised by using their hands, and some boys came away with more paint on themselves than what they had put on the walls.

The Father Ray Children’s Home is managed by the Father Ray Foundation. More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email [email protected]

It was good to see the children work alongside the visitors.It was good to see the children work alongside the visitors.

Some of the children had to be carried to the wall.Some of the children had to be carried to the wall.

Some of the children improvised as there was not enough brushes.Some of the children improvised as there was not enough brushes.

The children were glad for the help from the British Airways staff.The children were glad for the help from the British Airways staff.