Scholarships and daily necessities were donated to families with special-needs children on Lions World Service Day in Pattaya.
Banglamung District Chief Naris Niramaiwong and Lions District 310 C Gov. Roj Thongwanitch opened the Oct. 8 event at the Redemptorist School for Persons with Disabilities supported by local government officials and charity groups including the Pattaya Sports Club with a 10,000 baht contribution towards the children’s education.
Lions World Service Day is commemorated on Oct. 8 around the world with clubs performing charity works and other projects to benefit society or the environment.
In Chonburi, clubs have focused on helping the poor and disabled. Lions Clubs and other public-service groups came together this year to fund scholarships and the purchase of necessities for families with special-needs children.
The event also featured stage performances from Redemptorist School students, booths offering food, eye exams, medical and dental checks and foot massages. Advisors also were available to offer parents care-giving advice and support.