Pattaya Pride founder’s birthday raises 225,000 baht for HIV/AIDS charities


More than 200 people helped raise 225,000 baht for HIV and AIDS charities as they helped Jim Lumsden celebrate his birthday.

The Cuban-themed party Jan. 7 party at Lumsden’s Boutique Resort Baan Souyee raised funds for his Pattaya Pride organization, which primarily benefits Dr. Philippe Seur’s Heart2000 foundation. Guests paid 800 baht to for the event, with a quarter of that going to Pattaya Pride.

Friends from around Europe and business owners from the Boyz Town bar district filled the room as the flamboyant Lumsden opened a cabaret show featuring The Viaduct Girls from the United Kingdom, a Marilyn Monroe impersonator from France, performer Ivana, the Dolly Sisters, and male go-go dancers from Boyz Boyz Boyz and the Copa Showbar.

“Madame“ Jim Lumsden going full speed on his birthday.“Madame“ Jim Lumsden going full speed on his birthday.

Seur also took the stage to thank guests and Pattaya Pride for the help he has received over the years.

Organizers also raffled off prizes, including a gold necklace, bottles of spirits and a motorbike donated by “James and Lazlo”. It was won by Peter Storrow of the Copa Showbar.

He immediately put it up for auction and Terrance purchased it for 61,000 baht, then himself put it up for auction again. The bike finally sold for 45.000 baht, with all the funds going to Pattaya Pride.

Lumsden wrapped up the evening thanking his guests for their generosity as performers Marisa and Roxanne cut him the first slice of birthday cake, which he sampled immediately.

Dr. Philippe Seur expresses his thanks.Dr. Philippe Seur expresses his thanks.