Hard Rock Hotel dinner raises 400,000 baht for charity

Thursday, 05 December 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 49 By  Warunya Thongrod

The Hard Rock Hotel capped another successful year of fundraising for the disadvantaged by collecting another 400,000 baht at its year-end charity dinner.

Gen. Kanit Permsub, deputy chief aide-de-camp, general to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, again joined hotel General Manager Jorge Carlos Smith and Pattaya Mail Publishing Managing Director Peter Malhotra for the Nov. 29 gala.

Tony Malhotra (left), Deputy MD of Pattaya Mail Media Group; Jorge Carlos Smith (2nd left), GM of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya; Peter Malhotra (5th left), MD of the Pattaya Mail Media Group; General Kanit Permsub, Deputy Chief Aide-De-Camp and General to His Majesty the King (5th right) and Thanpuying Busyarat Permsub (4th right), take to the stage for a commemorative photo.Tony Malhotra (left), Deputy MD of Pattaya Mail Media Group; Jorge Carlos Smith (2nd left), GM of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya; Peter Malhotra (5th left), MD of the Pattaya Mail Media Group; General Kanit Permsub, Deputy Chief Aide-De-Camp and General to His Majesty the King (5th right) and Thanpuying Busyarat Permsub (4th right), take to the stage for a commemorative photo.

The night began with cocktails at the Soul Lounge, followed by a buffet dinner at the Hall of Fame. Drinks flowed freely as house band Drizzle with DNA played live. Winners of the Hard Rock’s Step Up Dance Competition performed and “diva” Jennifer Kim from The Voice Thailand followed.

Following a 2012 in which the Hard Rock raised 1.4 million baht for the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Charity Foundation, Huay Yai School, and the Children and Women Protection Center Region 2, the hotel started 2013 with a mission to do more.

General Kanit Permsub, Deputy Chief Aide-De-Camp and General to His Majesty the King, opens the ceremonies for the Hard Rock Fundraising Dinner 2013.General Kanit Permsub, Deputy Chief Aide-De-Camp and General to His Majesty the King, opens the ceremonies for the Hard Rock Fundraising Dinner 2013.

The Hard Rock Fundraising Dinner was organized to assist educational institutions and charity organizations. The Hall of Fame was filled with donors purchasing raffle tickets and participating in auctions for portraits of HM the King, a hand-painted Thai Benjarong porcelain coffee set, hotel stays and an electric guitar signed by Jennifer Kim and accompanist Koh Mr. Saxman.

General Kanit Permsub congratulates the winner of the first auction item.General Kanit Permsub congratulates the winner of the first auction item.

The guitar went for 51,111 baht, bringing overall revenue for the night to 400,011 baht.

The 2013 fundraising recipients include the royal foundation, Ban Nok School and Wat Sawang Arom School, and to fund three Hard Rock programs: Rock the Farm, Rock the School and Rock the Lunch.

Koh Mr. Saxman puts his heart and sole into every note.Koh Mr. Saxman puts his heart and sole into every note.

Jennifer Kim is truly enjoying the evening.Jennifer Kim is truly enjoying the evening.

(L to R) Nuttawut Kasinkasempong receives the coveted signed guitar from Koh Mr. Saxman and Jennifer Kim.(L to R) Nuttawut Kasinkasempong receives the coveted signed guitar from Koh Mr. Saxman and Jennifer Kim.

Thanpuying Busyarat Permsub (center) and employees of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya sell raffle tickets to raise finds for charity.Thanpuying Busyarat Permsub (center) and employees of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya sell raffle tickets to raise finds for charity.

(L to R) Peter Malhotra, MD of the Pattaya Mail Media Group, Sue Kukarja, Director of Pattaya Mail on TV, Jorge Carlos Smith, GM of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, General Kanit Permsub, Deputy Chief Aide-De-Camp and General to His Majesty the King and Thanpuying Busyarat Permsub pose for the paparazzi.(L to R) Peter Malhotra, MD of the Pattaya Mail Media Group, Sue Kukarja, Director of Pattaya Mail on TV, Jorge Carlos Smith, GM of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, General Kanit Permsub, Deputy Chief Aide-De-Camp and General to His Majesty the King and Thanpuying Busyarat Permsub pose for the paparazzi.

Jennifer Kim and Koh Mr. Saxman perform together for charity.Jennifer Kim and Koh Mr. Saxman perform together for charity.

Koh Mr. Saxman gives an incredible performance.Koh Mr. Saxman gives an incredible performance.

The crowd absolutely lovaes the show.The crowd absolutely lovaes the show.

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