Underprivileged children receive benefits of all funds raised
The Diana Group, Pattaya Mail Publishing and City Life FM raised nearly 400,000 baht for underprivileged children with a charity concert featuring two generations of musicians.
The “For Love, For Children” concert at the Diana Garden Resort January 21 featured performers Od Kiriboon and Room 39. More than 350,000 baht was raised through ticket purchases and another 30,600 baht from a charity auction.
The Room 39 trio had the kids in the audience screaming and screeching.
Proceeds from the show will go to provide scholarships for children at Banglamung School, support the efforts of the Street Children Project at the Child Welfare Foundation, the Y.W.C.A. Bangkok-Pattaya Center and the Diana Group’s “Dharma on Time” to promote the study and practice of high ethical and moral standards through religion to the general public.
The evening event was a festive one, with fans turning out to take photos and get autographs. Prince Malhotra, GM of Pattaya Mail was guest singer on stage leading fans in a sing-a-long with the band.
Thawatchai Thawornsujarit head of the Labour Court presided over the charity event.
Those attending not only enjoyed the music, but got a chance to bid on or win some unique prizes. The charity auction saw the musicians donate clothing, amulet frames and dolls to the cause.
A raffle drawing included such prizes as stays at the Diana Garden Resort, Pinnacle Grand Resort & Spa, Phuket’s Ranyatawee Hotel and Chiang Mai’s Downtown Inn and Bangkok Airways tickets.
At the end of a most enjoyable evening, Sophin Thappajug, MD of the Diana Group of Hotels & Resorts said, “I am extremely pleased that the concert was a resounding success. We changed the format of our fundraising efforts this year. For many years we organized golf tournaments to raise funds, but this year we decided to do a concert. It was a good decision. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity and support.”
Proceeds from the concert were donated to:
The Child Protection and Development Center.
YWCA Bangkok Pattaya Center
Diana Dhamma on Time.
Od Kiriboon wowed the audience with his memorable classics.
Prince Malhotra (right) proved that he is a star in his own right.
Pretty fans couldn’t wait to give flowers to the singing sensations.
Master Sanya Mangkorn and Wasana Chobchuen of City Life FM kept the party and the auctions lively and fun.
Sophin Thappajug and Peter Malhotra present a bouquet to the Room 39 Trio thanking them for their participation in the charity concert.
Raffle ticket winners and the highest bidders in the auctions receive their prizes.