Busy April for Banglamung Red Cross

Friday, 11 April 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By  Warunya Thongrod

The Banglamung Red Cross is holding blood drives weekly during April and will run the annual Songkran fair for the Chonburi Red Cross.

Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho presided over the scheduling meeting for the 400-member organization March 31.

The busy April began April 9 with a blood drive at the Mityon motorcycle dealer on Sukhumvit Road and continues April 17 at Big C South Pattaya. Two more blood drives will be held April 23 and 25 at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort and CP All on Sukhumvit Road, respectively.

Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho presides over the busy April scheduling meeting for the Red Cross.Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho presides over the busy April scheduling meeting for the Red Cross.

The month’s highlight, however, will be the Chonburi Red Cross Fair at Chonburi State Hall. BRC members are responsible for organizing the event, which raises money for the Red Cross’ various events and missions.

The Red Cross fair was first run from March 31, 1922 - 8th April, 1923 to search for members at Sanam Luang. It has been organized every year and expanded. In 1928, the fair was moved to Saranrom Royal Garden and, in 1929, the first garlanding competition was held. The winner received utilities and clothes. In 1943, the first lotteries were sold for 1 baht to raise cash for Thai Red Cross. In 1957, HM the Queen, president of the Thai Red Cross, ordered the change of venue for Thai Red Cross Fair to Suan Amporn Park.

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