Friday 25 July -
Press report stirs the hearts of readers
Staff and patrons of
Following an article printed in last week’s Pattaya Mail concerning a young boy and his disabled father The Queen Victoria Inn on Soi 6 contacted Nittaya Patimasongkroh, president of the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya branch to hand over 10,000 baht towards helping the impoverished family. The funds were donated by staff and customers of the Queen Vic from their regular charity raffles.
A small presentation was made at the Queen Vic on Friday afternoon and Nittaya, members of the YWCA, Rotary Club of Taksin-Pattaya and Lions Club of Pratamnak were on hand to receive the much-needed donation.
Funds will be used to build a small wheelchair friendly house for the father and son on Navy land with the aim of providing basic daily needs for the pair. The YWCA has given 9-year-old Anupong a scholarship to continue his education. His father, 42-year-old Somsak was crippled in a work accident and has been unable to move for a number of years.
Nittaya Patimasongkroh said, “They now have a renewed sense of hope in leading a semi-normal life. They (father and son) are astonished and very grateful at the amount of help they have received so far.”
The YWCA, Rotary Club of Taksin-Pattaya and the Lions Club of Pratamnak have already raised 80,000 baht for this worthy cause. A further 20-30,000 is needed to complete the project and begin medical treatment for the disabled Somsak.