St. Patrick’s parade raises over 850,000 baht for Father Ray Foundation

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

The Father Ray Foundation raised more than 850,000 baht from its St. Patrick’s Day parade in Pattaya.

Foundation President Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri announced results of the popular March 17 fundraising parade at a city hall press conference March 28. He told sponsors, benefactors and other guests that the parade generated profits of 850,428 baht after expenses.

The money, he said, will be used for the 850 children under the foundation’s care.

Father Ray Foundation President Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri (2nd left) announces that more than 850,000 baht was raised for charity from the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Pattaya.Father Ray Foundation President Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri (2nd left) announces that more than 850,000 baht was raised for charity from the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Pattaya.

“St. Patrick’s Day is another activity that promotes tourism. Therefore Pattaya is more than happy to sponsor the parade,” said City Councilman Rattanachai Sutidechanai. “The event is more magnificent every year, creating much diversity for tours within the city. It is a celebration between Pattaya residents and the Irish and also is a charity event. We are delighted to sponsor this event every year.”

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