Haven Hotel brings in Santa for Ban Jing Jai orphans

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 From Issue Vol. XIX No. 1 By  Phasakorn Channgam

Seventy-five children from the Ban Jing Jai orphanage enjoyed a Christmas with gifts from Santa Claus at the Haven Hotel, which donated 200,000 baht to the Pattaya shelter.

Money was raised from guests at the Soi 13 hotel, and golfers taking part in the annual Haven Invitational golf tournament. Most funds were raised through selling tickets for the exciting 50-50 draw.

Jolly Ol’ St. Nick hands out gifts to the excited Ban Jing Jai residents. Jolly Ol’ St. Nick hands out gifts to the excited Ban Jing Jai residents.

Ban Jing Jai children were then taken shopping, with each given a budget within which they could purchase anything they desired.  Most came within one baht of their allotted budget.

These toys and necessities were then wrapped in Christmas paper and presented to the children during a Boxing Day party at the Haven.

Other funds raised were used for food and drinks for the children during the party, and the support the Ban Jing Jai Foundation.

Jolly Ol’ St. Nick delighted the kids with handouts before they took a dip in the swimming pool and scooped up ice cream.

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