Glory Hut AIDS hospice fundraiser April 28

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Nongprue Sub-district will continue its push to raise funds for relocation of an embattled AIDS hospice with a Buddhist monks robes-offering ceremony April 28.

The ceremony, led by Luang Po Alongkot of Phabatnampu Temple, will take place at the Nongprue municipal hall at 9:30 a.m.

All the money raised through donations to the temple will go toward the Glory Hut Foundation, which has been engaged in a battle with residents of the Lang Nern Community, who have cited everything from the fear of children being infected with AIDS to ghosts in their campaign to evict the charity out of their Pattaya-area neighborhood.

Nongprue mayor Mai Chaiyanit spearheads fundraising efforts for the Glory hut Foundation.

Nongprue launched its “Generosity for AIDS Patients” drive Aug. 24 in response to a June 2014 vote by the Soi Chaiyapornvitee 29 neighborhood to force Glory Hut to leave the neighborhood.

The sub-district suggested the hospice move to the Tungkomtan-Man area of Moo 7 village but up to 5 million baht will be needed to acquire land, construct facilities and relocate operations. Since then, another, undisclosed, location has been chosen, but is being kept close to avoid possible opposition from neighbors.