The bus arrived at the Camillian Social Centre bursting with bags of rice which we had just purchased in Bang Chang. We were invited to have lunch with the children and staff and, in the meantime, the rice was unloaded which provided the children with a new challenge, to climb to the top of the pile. Just one magical moment, amongst many others in the last financial year culminating in April when Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn honoured PSC by presenting us with a plaque to acknowledge our support of the children at the Blind School over many years.
All this is made possible by the continued support of our existing members for renewing their membership and to the new members who have joined this year so we must extend to them a big ‘Thank You’ to all Pattaya Sports Club members.
During the last financial year, PSC have donated 3,206,198 baht of which more than 900,000 baht was donated to promote sport in the region, badminton, table tennis, swimming, athletics, golf scheme for caddies and others have been the beneficiaries.
The causes, as usual, were many and varied, support for those in slums, building extensions, food supplies, school uniforms, scholarships, glasses and bicycles are just a few of the activities this year.
Looking through the list, there were 48 different projects and many of our long- time friends are in evidence again, Jesters, YWCA, Rotary, Fr. Ray Foundation, Camillian Social Centre, Blind School, Pattaya Orphanage, Baan Jing Jai and many others. But there were also some new charities that we were introduced to which included Kate’s Project, A.T.C.C. and the Melissa Cosgrove Foundation.
When analysing the figures we were delighted when we realised that, although each year we receive donations from our members for distribution and in one case a friend of PSC, this year has been exceptional for more than 800,000 baht has been donated in cash together with clothes, toys and computers, many supplies being donated anonymously. Sufficient funds to build small houses and a computer room for abused children. Food and supplies given, on a regular basis, to handicapped children. Clothes, no longer required, are quickly retrieved by both young and old who have no alternative but to wear the same clothes for many years. Bicycles and computers being very useful for children. In addition many PSC golf outlets run Charity Golf days and raise many hundreds of thousands of baht for distribution to various charities.
The rewards for PSC and the members is simple, to see the smiles and to experience the show of appreciation from the children and those that are less fortunate than ourselves.
26,500,000 baht has now been donated over the last 10 years and Pattaya Sports Club will continue to support the handicapped and underprivileged around Pattaya.
If you feel that you would like to make a donation, please contact William 0861522754 of the PSC office on 038361167