Proving the holiday was more than just a green-beer celebration, this year’s St. Patrick’s Parade raised more than 500,000 baht for the Father Ray Foundation.
Pattaya’s Irish Group and the Human Help Network announced results of the March 17 charity event at an April 24 press conference. The all-day cultural festival and mid-day parade brought in 507,428 baht in profits for the Father Ray Foundation to help more than 850 handicapped students and orphans.
Foundation Vice-President Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri thanked all the donors for their sponsorship.
Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh (center) presents a three leaf clover representing funds raised at the St Patrick’s Day event to Foundation Vice-President Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri as event organizers look on.