Silver Fox kicks off Jesters Care for Kids 2012 with Birthday Fund-Raiser

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On January 4th David Jones, aka the Silver Fox, turned 60. To commemorate this auspicious milestone, his wife, Debbie, and he put on a lavish celebration at the Moon River Pub on North Road. The distinction about this birthday party was that the guests were asked not to bring gifts, but instead, to donate to our Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive, specifically for our newest beneficiary, the Share Love with a Friend Project.

Fifty plus guests attended David’s do which consisted of family members and friends coming from near and as far as David’s home in New South Wales, Australia. Like the Silver Fox, many of the guests were regular supporters of our Jesters Care for Kids. And, by the evening’s end, the donation box was filled with 34,630 baht.

David Jones (left), aka the Silver Fox, donates proceeds from his birthday party to Lewis Underwood for the Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive. David Jones (left), aka the Silver Fox, donates proceeds from his birthday party to Lewis Underwood for the Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive.

The Share Love with a Friend Project involves a monthly distribution of rice and milk to impoverished families with disabled kids. Wheelchairs and walkers are also provided as needed by the kids. Many of these children and young adults are so severely disabled that they must be cared for at home.

As a result, we often go to the individual houses to save the family from having to travel with the disabled child to the general distribution point at the Nong Prue Municipality.

Sam, a polio victim since he was young, heads this project and was delighted to hear the results of the party. He recently reported that the money raised at the party will be used to help one of the families construct a side car for their motorcycle, so that they can eke out a living collecting recyclables more efficiently.

The Moon River Pub, popular with both tourists and expats, put on a great buffet and house band for the occasion to make it a top evening. We would like to thank Debbie and the Silver Fox not only for the good time, but also for raising funds for us and getting our 2012 campaign up and running early in the New Year.

Note: The next fund-raiser coming up is The Links Challenge 2-person scramble on Thursday 16th February at Eastern Star Resort. There will be 30 plus prizes donated by many generous sponsors.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to The Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive. Anyone wishing to enter a team or become a sponsor for this event can contact Russell on 0847824582, or call in at The Links Hotel and Restaurant 316/145-146 Soi Buakaow.