On October 30, the Charity Club of Pattaya’s annual Gala Dinner went ahead at the Pinnacle Grand Resort & Spa Na Jomtien. The beach had a lovely breeze, which kept everyone nice and cool.
The Pinnacle Grand laid on a spectacular buffet with the tasty wine to accompany the food being donated for the second year by Mr. Waller and Ron Keeley of the World of Wine. The wine was enjoyed to the very last drop! So a big thank you to Ron Keeley and Mr. Waller.
As always, John Collingbourne <www.collinbourne-auctioneers.com> was on hand to oversee the auction for us, so thank you John for your time. The economy didn’t help with the auction this year, so John had to fight for every baht!
Auction items were donated by: All Season’s Pattaya; Absolute Sanctuary Samui; Six Senses; Banyan Tree Phuket; Massic Travel Pattaya; Indochine Phuket; Andara Resort Phuket; Dewa Resort Phuket; Malcolm Glenny; Thai Decor; Villa Salika; and Ron Hall.
Fohn & Joe from the World of Wine deliver the wine to the Pinnacle Grand.
Platinum Sponsor Pure Bliss went one step further and donated Bvlgari gift sets on the evening, to the delight of the sponsors’ wives. So a big thank you to M.D. Antony Chapman. <www. pureblissthai.com>
Raffle Prizes were donated by: Six Senses; Conrad Hotel BKK; Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square; Sheraton Grande on Sukhumvit BKK; Amari Rincome Chiang Mai; Mercure Patong; Le Meridien Kho Lak; Cape Panwa Phuket; Imperial Queen’s Hotel BKK; Rembrandt Hotel BKK; Kandaburi Resort Samui; Pinnacle Lumpinee Hotel BKK; Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort Na Jomtien; Pinnacle Samui Resort; Shangri La Hotel Chiang Mai; Marisa Resort Chiang Doa; Alois Restaurant; Gian’s Restaurant; Manhattan’s Restaurant; Yorkies Pork Platter & Casa Pascal.
The live entertainment was provided by “Mandy and Willie” – a great couple who normally sing in Jomtien.
All the prizes were claimed on the night, so no outstanding numbers.
A special thank you also goes out to our Platinum Sponsors for 2010: John Richardson of U.T.S. (Steel Construction Thailand); Alan Bolton of Alan Bolton Property Consultants; John Seymour of Northern Thai Realty; Tom Coghlan of C.S.P. Construction; Matvic (wholesale butchers); E.F.S. (Expatriot Financial Services); C.E.A. (Cranes and Equipment Asia); Pure Bliss (hotel amenities); Lodge Pattaya West Winds 1803SC and Steve Puttock.
The most import part of the evening was what did the Charity Club raise? As numbers were well down on previous years, this also reflected on the money they raised. But – they were still pleased with the 332,000 baht raised on the night.
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Platinum Sponsor Pure Bliss went one step further and donated Bvlgari gift sets on the evening, to the delight of the sponsors’ wives.
Numbers were down this year, but the club still managed to raise 332,000 baht on the night.
Bertram the Bear is always a popular “guest” at the Charity Club events.