Steve Yarnold and John Morgan, along with Wachara
Tantranont, plus more friends including Phil, John, Bart, Mark and Dr.
Howard, dreamed up the concept of an evening which saw the Chiang Mai
community collect over 637,000 baht in just one night – and with a
preparation time of only 10 days!
The rooftop of Hillside Condominium 4 on Huay Keow Road
was laid out like a fair, with a British bottle stand, a ‘Roll the dice
and win a motorbike’ stand, hot air balloon stand, and a colorful stage
where the many entertainers performed for free.
The action packed night began at 7 p.m. with the opening
by the three MCs, Michael Vogt (Chiangmai Mail), Pim Kemasingky
(Citylife), and JJ from Mae Rim who welcomed everyone, acknowledging the
enormous support from all the sponsors, giving due credit to the committee
members and to the guests who made it possible that all 300 tickets were
sold out in less than a week.
At the beginning of the night, 245,000 baht had already
been raised, and the target was 400,000 baht; however, the final total
exceeded everyone’s wildest hopes. The auctions were nail bitingly
exciting with people even outbidding themselves. The raffle books sold like
hotcakes, with one person who does not want to be named, buying three, but
not three ‘tickets’ but three books, which means he bought 300 raffle
Thanks go out to all the sponsors including main sponsors
Wachara Tantranont (all the food and two drinks per person), Amora Rydges
Hotel, Amari Rincome Hotel, Amari Watergate Hotel, Pinnacle Resort Jomtien
Pattaya, The Legend Chiang Rai Resort and Spa, The Four Seasons, Ban Sabai
Spa Village Samui and Chiang Mai, and River Ping Palace.
The result was outstanding. 637,750 baht in total which will be
transferred to H.M. The King’s Foundation for Tsunami Relief.
Prize-winners are listed as accurately as possible, but all prizes can be
claimed by calling Steve at 0 9555 9179 or email steve_yarnold2000
left) pianist Sid Richardson with Celeste Tolibas-Holland, Deborah Thompson
and Gisela Lohl.
consecutive annual holidays in Thailand, Allan and Dorothy Gellie finally
settled in Chiang Mai, sitting next to Leslie Marmo (right) from the Public
and Marketing Committee of the Melbourne Thai Cultural Festival.
the dice at the bike stand. Philip watches his mother Mary who came from
England with his sister Sally.
Panthong, vice governor of Chiang Mai, drew the first 10 raffle prizes, with
the MCs, Michael Vogt (at the rear), Pim Kemasingki, and the lovely JJ in
It was a
nail biting auction for the one week stay at the luxury Villa in Phuket, won
by (from left) Colette, Armin and Anne Schoch, next to the Villa’s owner
thermometer went up, and up, and up. The target of 400,000 baht was more
than easily passed.
Ting from River Ping Palace surrounded by her friends during the auction.
winner of the stereo CD and VCD player, sponsored by Khun Wachara, was Ron
Smoley (second from left).
Tantranont hands a cheque for 615,000 baht to Prinya Panthong, vice governor
of Chiang Mai. Even more money came in after the governor left, and the
amount went up to 637,000 baht. (From left) Miss Senglah, Pim Kemasingki,
Phil, Brian, Watchara Tantranon, Prinya Panthong, John Morgan, US Consul
General Bea Camp, Steve Yarnold, Michael Vogt, John Wright.
Chiang Mai community really got their heads together and selflessly dug
their hands deep into their pockets.
tails? The entrance fee went to charity and the correct guess was rewarded a
bottle of Gold Label Whisky.
supportive Chiangmai Happy Hash House Harriers came in a group of 30.
Chiang Mai singer Sumatree was the first highlight.
Ram Magnussen with a friend enjoy the evening bidding and playing.
the ‘bottle game’ were (from left to right) Cory Croymans-Plaghki,
(committee member of the New Life Foundation) with her guests Lies Van
Grinsven, Juliet Nieuwlands and Martin Nieuwlands from Holland.
No Prize Wining
1 Voucher - Rydges Hotel Superior Room 2 nights 2221
2 Voucher – Stefano’s Restaurant – 500 Baht 0901
3 Annual subscription – Chiangmai Mail 1926 Vatcharanur
4 20 vouchers – Bully Ball Bowling 0670 Kiwi
5 Lunch for 2 La Gritta, Amari Rincome 1632 David
6 Lunch for 2 Chillis Restaurant, Rydges Hotel 2134
7 Doll’s Chauffeur car 4 hours city tour 0651 Colin
8 V I P season ticket to CM Classic Concerts 1161 June
9 Lunch for 2 La Gritta, Amari Rincome 0329 Mr. Milt
10 Voucher for 1000 Baht – North Wheels Rent a Car 1275
11 Voucher – Rydges Hotel Lunch for 2 at Chillis
Restaurant 0513 Austin
12 Large Lacquered Bowl – Living Space 0725 Sotovaun
13 Lunch for 2 La Gritta, Amari Rincome Hotel 0264 Milton
14 Annual subscription to Chiangmai Mail 0839 Claude
15 Lunch for two at Four Seasons Resort, Chiang Mai 0971
16 Voucher for 1000 Baht – Soho Bar 1019 Claude
17 Food Voucher, 800 Baht – River Ping Palace
Restaurant 1026 Claude
18 Voucher for 1000 Baht, North Wheels Rent a Car 1005
19 Lunch for 2 La Gritta, Amari Rincome Hotel 2127 Sexton
20 Voucher – 2 Nights stay in Deluxe room, Rydges Hotel
21 Voucher – Rydges Hotel Princess Suite 2 Nights 0686
22 Voucher – 1 day Kao Hom Cookery School, Mae Rim,
23 Annual subscription to Chiangmai Mail 1266 Kowin
24 Voucher for 1000 Baht, Giorgio’s Restaurant 1181
25 Massage and facial at Ban Sabai Spa, Chiang Mai 1171
26 Lunch for 2 at La Gritta, Amari Rincome Hotel 1597
27 Dinner for 2 River Ping Palace Restaurant 1525 Jan
28 Bioenergetics and Reiki Treatment, Asian Healing Arts
1534 Amy Roberts
29 Jacket from WE TV 2094
30 Voucher for 500 Baht, Absolute Hair Studio 0032 01 -
31 Rydges Hotel, Superior Room 2 Night Stay 1911 Noland
32 Lunch for 2, Chillis Restaurant, Rydges Hotel 2216
33 One years Family membership at Amari
Rincome Swimming Pool 0663 Nienke Parma
34 Lunch for 2 La Gritta, Amari Rincome Hotel 2016
35 Inner Peace Spa, Package Value 2,900 baht 2269 CG Bea
36 Annual subscription to The Chiangmai Mail 0440 TIT
37 Voucher for 1000 baht – Pasta Cafe 0963 Claude
38 Dinner for 2 River Ping Palace Restaurant 1636 09 -
39 2 nights at Rydges Amora Thapae
Hotel in a Deluxe Room, 2225
40 Lunch for 2 La Gritta, Amari Rincome Hotel 1691
41 Voucher for 1000 Baht – North Wheels Rent A Car 2522
42 Lunch for 2 La Gritta, Amari Rincome Hotel 0889 OVE
43 Spare Rib party for 10 pax incl. 10 l of
German beer at To Nobody Restaurant 2407 Tuk Tuk
44 Lunch for 2 Chillis Restaurant, Rydges Amora Hotel
45 Black Sequinned Box – DNK Int. Co. Ltd. Hang Dong
1567 Esther Ting
46 One Case of Tiger Beer from ‘The Pub’, 1626 053
47 Voucher – Lunch for 2 La Gritta, Amari Rincome Hotel
48 Annual Subscription to The Chiangmai Mail 1133 Kiwi
49 Voucher for 500 Baht – Pasta Caf้ 1236 Burke
50 Lunch for 2 Chillis Restaurant, Rydges Amora Hotel
51 Voucher – Salon de Pond Hairstyle, Manicure,
Pedicure 0224 Mr Ed
52 Lunch for 2 La Gritta, Amari Rincome Hotel 0030 06 118
53 Voucher for 1000 Baht, Absolute Hair Studio 0932
54 Voucher for 500 Baht, Pasta Caf้ 1241 Burke
55 Voucher for 500 Baht The Home Restaurant 1350 Little
56 Lacquered Platter donated by Living Space 0227 Mohamed
57 Voucher for 500 Baht – The Home Restaurant 2424 09
58 Jacket Donated by the Import Shop, Hillside Plaza 2244
CG Bea Camp
59 Vouchers for 1000 baht – Bookworm Book Shop 1654 Mr.
60 Voucher for 1000 Baht Giorgio’s Restaurant 0528
61 Voucher 2 persons at River Bank Cooking School 2239
62 Voucher for 500 Baht Siam Spa Hillside Condo 4 0628
63 2 Nights The Ambassador Suite, Rydges Amora Hotel 2143
64 2 Nights stay at The Pinnacle Resort, Jomtien -Pattaya
65 1 Night for 2 persons, Amari Watergate, BKK 0801
66 Sony Video and CD Player HI FI Stereo 0320 Ron Smoley
67 2 nights at Suan Bua Resort and Spa 0124 Mr. Warren
68 Voucher for 500 Baht Siam Spa Hillside Condo 4 1515
69 Voucher for 500 Baht Siam Spa Hillside Condo 4 1112
70 Voucher for 500 Baht Siam Spa Hillside Condo 4 1574
71 Voucher for 500 Baht Siam Spa Hillside Condo 4 1651
72 Voucher for 500 Baht Siam Spa Hillside Condo 4 0662
Dr. Guenther Faltin