Women’s group donates 50,000 baht to AIDS charity

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Club President Naowarat Khakhay presents the 50,000 baht donation to Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit.
Club President Naowarat Khakhay presents the 50,000 baht donation to Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit.

The Pattaya Women’s Development Group donated 50,000 baht to the Glory Hut Foundation’s bid to relocate its AIDS hospice.

Club President Naowarat Khakhay presented the donation to Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit, who has spearheaded the years-long fundraising effort to move the embattled charity from Pattaya’s Lang Nern Community, which voted to evict the HIV patients, to two rai of land in the Nongmaikaen Community.

The women’s group raised the funds at a Dec. 19 fashion show.

The fundraising effort is now in the final stages, with a multi-building complex nearly ready to open, closing the book on an embarrassing episode of exclusion and prejudice for Pattaya.