Family of boy who appealed for help on Facebook grateful, but asks that donations stop

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Pol. Col. Chidecha Songhong, Nongprue Police Station Superintendent, Pol. Lt. Col. Sawit Pruksa, Inspector (Traffic), Nongprue Police Station, and police forces present roof tiles to 50-year-old Wansuna Nirorum and her 11-year-old grandson Sorayuth Wareedum.

The grateful grandmother of a Pattaya boy who appealed for financial help on Facebook asked people to stop donating after an overwhelming response.

Sorayuth Wareedum, 11, turned to the only thing he knows – social media – to plead for help after his grandma and father were left jobless by the coronavirus crisis. Fueled by media reports about the boy’s post, huge amounts of cash, food and necessities poured in.



Nongprue police chief Pol. Col. Chidecha Songhong capped those donations by giving roof tiles to grandmother Wansuna Nirorum, 50, after learning that their house leaked during rainstorms.

Wansuna thanked Chidecha and everyone who was so generous, but said she couldn’t accept any more. The media spotlight and the donations embarrassed her and sparked arguments with her children, Wansuna said.

Nongprue police chief Pol. Col. Chidecha Songhong capped the donations by donating roof tiles and cash to help the family during the Covid-19 crisis.



Wansuna thanked Chidecha and all the kind people for helping her family, but said she couldn’t accept any more as the media spotlight and the donations embarrassed her.