The Amari Orchid Resort & Tower kicked off its holiday season by lighting a Christmas tree and selling teddy bears to raise funds for charity.
General Manager Brendan Daly hosted the Dec. 9 tree-lighting event. It was decorated with teddy bears dressed in Santa Claus suits. The bears were put on sale, with proceeds going to help needy children.
Brendan Daly, GM of the Amari Orchid Pattaya, joins children from Ban Tung Klom School (left) and from the Pattaya Orphanage (right) to light the giant Christmas tree at the Ocean Tower Lobby.
Thirty orphans from Ban Tung Klom School and the Pattaya Orphanage closed the event by performing holiday songs.
Bears remain on sale through Jan. 15. Profits will be used to purchase educational and sports equipment, books, and toys for Nok Peed School in Loei and Na Chompoo School in Udon Thani.
The holiday fundraiser is just one of many charity events organized by the Amari.