Queen Victoria Inn celebrates 8th birthday

Christina Boden
On Friday October 30, the Queen Victoria Inn in Soi 6 celebrated its 8th birthday. The English bar was packed to the rafters with friends, well wishers and business colleagues.

Valerie Smits from Auspro Engineering proudly displays the Certificate of Appreciation her company received from the Charity Club of Pattaya.
Members of the Charity Club of Pattaya, the Royal British Legion, Alan Bolton of Alan Bolton Property Consultants and his staff, Kevin Fisher from Cranes and Equipment Asia and his staff, Malvinder Malhotra of Classic Tailors, Marlowe Malhotra of Massic Travel, Matt from Asia West Fine Foods, and guests from Australia from the Auspro Engineering Company, all helping owners Vic and Jane King celebrate their 8th year running the Queen Vic.
The free buffet opened at 7.30 p.m. and lasted well into the night. The buffet was sponsored by Asia West Fine Foods Co., Ltd., www. asiawestfoods.com with everyone complementing Vic and Matt on the excellent food.
On this occasion Vic and Jane were not just thinking of themselves. All the proceeds from the draft Magners and bottled San Miguel were donated to the Charity Club of Pattaya’s Isaan Appeal and Vic and Jane also donated 10,000 baht to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

(L to R) Vic King, Bob Myers and Christina Boden during the handing over of 10,000 baht from the Charity Club of Pattaya to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
A raffle was also held with the proceeds going to the Charity Club. The prizes were donated by the Queen Victoria Inn, Manhattan’s Restaurant, Gian’s Restaurant, Rosie O’Grady’s and Isaan Flowers.
During the evening, Auspro Engineering handed over 10,000 Aus$ (around 290,000 baht) to Malcolm and Christina Boden of the Charity Club of Pattaya.
Valerie Smits and company personnel from Auspro Engineering Pty. Ltd. were in Pattaya to meet with Kevin Fisher of Cranes and Equipment Asia, who is a big supporter of the Charity Club.

Kevin Fisher (right) with family and friends certainly liven up the party.

Kevin had told Valerie about the works in Isaan that the Charity Club is involved with which spurred Valerie to make the donation to help with the projects.
Christina had been sending various projects to Valarie via email before her arrival in Pattaya, and while here Val could look over all the projects past and present that the club has been involved with.
The amazing donation will help immensely towards the cost of building a home for Autistic Children in Isaan. The need to get the children under a roof rather than in tents is the Charity Club’s priority at the moment with the cold weather in the North of Thailand approaching.

Alan Bolton’s table is certainly enjoying the night.

Also on Friday October 30 at the Queen Victoria Inn, the Charity Club of Pattaya met with Poppy Appeal Organiser Bob Myers and other members of the Royal British Legion to hand over a donation of 10,000 baht for the 2009 Poppy Appeal. This will be the third year that the Charity Club has donated to this very worthwhile cause.
The Queen Victoria also donated 10,000 baht to the Poppy Appeal and received a Friend of the Legion certificate from Bob Myers.
The party was enjoyed by all and went on late into the night with everyone going home after a very enjoyable evening.
The Charity Club would like to extend its congratulations to Vic and Jane and thank them for their support over the past years. The Queen Victoria Inn is the adopted home of the Charity Club.

Val Smits (2nd left) and the Auspro table are all smiles on this fun night out.