Pattaya Classic Car Show raises 400,000 baht for underprivileged children

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After a most successful 2-day event, organizers of the Pattaya Classic Car Show met at the Drop In Center Centre of the Human Help Network Foundation Thailand, where proceeds of the event totalling 400,000 baht was handed over to be used for the welfare and education of the children under their care.

(l to r) Martin and Achara Koller, Sukanya and Winston Gale, and Jo Klemm present Radchada Chomjinda with a cheque for 400,000 baht.
(l to r) Martin and Achara Koller, Sukanya and Winston Gale, and Jo Klemm present Radchada Chomjinda with a cheque for 400,000 baht.

Jo Klemm, president of Classic Car Friends Pattaya, together with co-organiser Martin and Achara Koller and main sponsor Winston and Sukanya Gale of the Riviera Group presented the cheque to HHN Director Radchada Chomjinda.

Jo Klemm spoke to the Pattaya Mail, saying, “I am so happy that even though it was a lot of hard work organising the event, we were able to raise a large sum of money. I am truly touched when I see these lovely happy children under Khun Toy’s care. All of us feel a sense of satisfaction and pride that we were able to succeed, so we can make their lives a little better.

Children under the care of the HHN present garlands to say thank you to Winston and Sukanya Gale, owners of Rivera Group, as principle sponsors supporting the event.
Children under the care of the HHN present garlands to say thank you to Winston and Sukanya Gale, owners of Rivera Group, as principle sponsors supporting the event.
Children gather for a big thank you!
Children gather for a big thank you!
(l-r) The kids are thrilled with the huge cheque as they pose for a photo with Khun Toy, Martin Koller, Peter Malhotra and Michael Wuensche.
(l-r) The kids are thrilled with the huge cheque as they pose for a photo with Khun Toy, Martin Koller, Peter Malhotra and Michael Wuensche.

I also wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the Pattaya City officials, including the city police, the PR department and the Pattaya police for providing us with their escort cars during the parade through Pattaya.

“This year’s car show was very successful, drawing 90 rare automobiles from across the country. Next year we will organise the Classic Car Show again and we will try to do even better.”

Radchada said she was truly amazed by this miracle and also delighted at the generosity of Classic Car Friends. The donated money will be used wisely to improve educational facilities and equipment to help the disadvantaged children cared for, so they will grow up and lead normal lives.

The organisers say “thank you” to Pol. Maj. Gen. Bandit Khunchak (centre) the Deputy Mayor of Pattaya who gave his blessings and total support of the event. (l-r) Jo Klemm, Achara Koller, Ornwara Korapin, Director of the Tourism Promotion Department of Pattaya City Hall, Peerasan Wongsri and Peter Malhotra.
The organisers say “thank you” to Pol. Maj. Gen. Bandit Khunchak (centre) the Deputy Mayor of Pattaya who gave his blessings and total support of the event. (l-r) Jo Klemm, Achara Koller, Ornwara Korapin, Director of the Tourism Promotion Department of Pattaya City Hall, Peerasan Wongsri and Peter Malhotra.

“I wish to thank all members of Classic Car Friends for your great support of 400,000.- Baht which will help 72 children from 6-18 years old at the Child Protection and Development Center (CPDC) to have a good education, new school uniforms and all necessary materials and special tuition fees for the next school term in 2017.