Bangkok Hospital Pattaya hosts Christmas charity bazaar

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya welcomed the festive season with a charity bazaar and an early visit from Santa Claus, who brought sweets for children from area orphanages and shelters.

Proceeds from the Nov. 27 sale and party in the lobby of the hospital’s E building went toward children’s welfare foundations.

The Father Ray Foundation and their many branches set up a charity booth at the fair.The Father Ray Foundation and their many branches set up a charity booth at the fair.

BHP Director for Business Development and Foreign Affairs Neera Sirisamphan and Santa Claus opened the day, distributing cookies to the children from the Merry Center for Child Welfare, Ban Jing Jai Foundation, and the Father Ray Foundation.

The kids then took in music and dance performances by the Christian Club chorus, the Regent’s Soul Band and dance troupes. Santa then returned to emcee a host of fun and games.

Don’t be scared, Santa Claus wants to give you a present.Don’t be scared, Santa Claus wants to give you a present.

The bazaar featured sales booths and displays by various private sector charity and educational groups, including the Rotary Club. Locally made products were also marketed, with part of the proceeds going to charity.

Neera said Bangkok Hospital Pattaya often organizes similar activities for patients so they can take part in holiday celebrations while hospitalized. Such events not only help the disadvantaged, but boost the morale of patients, he said.