Bangsaen orphans live the high life at Thai Garden Resort

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The Thai Garden Resort played host to 27 orphans and guardians from Bangsaen’s Abundant Life Home, giving children a weekend filled with fun and great food.

Orphanage director Karen Sanchez led the May 2 – 4 trip with support of hotel owner Gerrit Niehaus and General Manager Rene Pisters, who welcomed the children with gifts upon arrival. Graeme Moore from K-999 Engineering & Construction in Rayong sponsored 24,000 baht for the outing.

The Abundant Life crew showed their appreciation for their stay, giving Graeme Moore (left) and Rene Pisters (right) gifts of hand-painted pictures.The Abundant Life crew showed their appreciation for their stay, giving Graeme Moore (left) and Rene Pisters (right) gifts of hand-painted pictures.

It didn’t take long for the kids to spot the Thai Garden’s huge swimming pool, however, and they were splashing around in no time.

The children also had their pick of the menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner and their broad smiles showed how much they enjoyed the delicacies on offer.

It’s time for a group photo, just before the bittersweet end of the day - sad because they are leaving; happy because they had one of the best day’s of their lives … ever.It’s time for a group photo, just before the bittersweet end of the day – sad because they are leaving; happy because they had one of the best day’s of their lives … ever.

The Abundant Life crew showed their appreciation for their stay, giving hotel executives gifts of hand-painted pictures. Smiles were mixed with tears as the kids had to leave their Pattaya paradise, but Thai Garden Resort officials assured them they’d be back next year.

Currently there are 27 children at the Abundant Life Home. They live in groups in separate houses, with one mother and feel like a normal family – except that they all have to share one “father”. More info about the home can be received by emailing [email protected].