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2nd Annual Hillside Charity Roof Top Party

2nd Annual Hillside Charity Roof Top Party

All expectations exceeded with over 766,000 baht raised!

Sandy Clark Photos: R. Fuchsstadt

VIPs and supporters gathered on stage. (From left) Pol. Col. Phirojana Paresakul, Superintendent Airport Immigration; Wachara Tantranon, Sangla Intajak, US deputy consul general Ray Murphy, Chiang Mai governor Suwat Tantipat with his elegant wife Ornada, Dr. Howard Graves, US Consul general Bea Camp, David Summers, and Robin Otto.

When the sun set on Saturday, January 14, the rooftop on Hillside 4 was lit up and literally hundreds of festive people from all over Chiang Mai found their way there. Over 120,000 baht worth of raffle prizes, over 100,000 baht worth of live auctions items, and over 120,000 baht sponsored goods for the silent auction demonstrated the goodwill and dedication of Chiang Mai businesses when it comes to ‘giving back to the underprivileged’.

Roll the Dice

Chiang Mai business tycoon Wachara Tantranon had donated a huge buffet to feed over 400 people to ensure that the full price of the entrance tickets could go in the big pot, the T-shirts everybody received were generously paid for by Dr. Howard Graves and Guy Pace, the printed program had been paid for by the Thomas Jeffrey family, the entrance and raffle tickets paid for by Steve Yarnold, and the costumes for the helping hands were kindly supplied by Sakun Jan Lanna Design. A huge non-profit bar was set-up by Ester Ting and her helping hands from the River Ping Palace, and Mr. The’s Jazz band, the Wachirawit Thai Instrumental Band, the Wachi-rawit 40 piece band and the B.A.A. band all played for no fee to entertain the crowds.

The rooftop of Hillside Condominium 4 on Huay Keaw Road was laid out like a fair, with a ‘Roll the dice’ booth, a hot air balloon stand, and two colorful stages where multiple artists performed during the whole night.

Robin Otto from Futronix (right) presented a cheque for 50,000 baht to Chiang Mai governor Suwat Tantipat and Wachara Tantranon.

Entertainment was guaranteed with booths where young and old could win and lose, play the Citylife fear factor, or take part in the heads or tail game where a small contribution made it possible again to win great prizes.

MC Michael Vogt from Chiangmai Mail told the visitors more than once that “tonight’s the night to drink for charity”, and when the evening progressed it became clear that many followed his suggestion.

A fantastic surprise came when Robin Otto from Futro-nix presented a cheque of 50,000 baht to Chiang Mai governor Suwat Tantipat, which was followed by a call by US Deputy Consul General Raymond Murphy that he would sponsor 75,000 baht but would bring it to 100,000 if one more individual or company would donate 25,000 baht more. And as the mood was good and generous, Roy Blom stepped forward and did just that. It was electrifying to watch and the applause was endless.

The lady singer from the Wachirawit band singing her heart out.

The money raised will be divided and support five different charities, depending on their needs and requirements. No cash will be given to individuals but it will pay for something they need. The five causes will be the Foundation for the Education of Rural Children (FERC), the Suan Dok Hospital for disabled people in Chiang Mai, the Baan Kingkaew Orphanage for the care of babies and small children from 0–5 years, abandoned by their mothers, the Down syndrome Center in Chiang Mai and Viengping Orphanage.

This evening was a cultural mix, a get-together of every nationality and exceeded the most hopeful dreams of any member of the organizing committee. The fantastic support of the community, its private individuals and businesses, is to be commended, and the event was bigger and better than anticipated. Will they hit a million next year?

Let’s drink for charity!

Energetic MC Michael Vogt made sure the highest bidder was not overlooked during the live auction.

Every space was used to seat the cultural mix of people from Chiang Mai.

Bidding at the silent auction

Heads or Tails?

Who made the highest bid at the silent auction?

Who will make the next bid, people gathering in front of the stage.

Isn’t it a great night?

Many helping hands supported the big effort during the raffles.

Plub Pla Restaurant supplied a huge Northern Thai buffet, sponsored by Wachara Tantranon.

Waiting to see how much money was raised. Some of the helpers and committee members, after everybody else went home.

The rooftop gardens were carefully decorated and every chair was filled with people enjoying the moment and the cool January air.

Raffle Prize   Donor Ticket No. Winner Name

Voucher For A Twin Room Plus Breakfast  

The Legend Chiang Rai 9023 Aart

Voucher For One Night Executive Suite

Amari Watergate Hotel Bangkok 7297 Esther Ting

Annual Subscription

Hillside Fitness Centre 7071 Esther Ting

Food Voucher For 4000 Baht

Plub Pla Thai Restaurant 7442 Esther Ting

Harmony Package 2200 Baht

The Sanctuary Spa 5508 Tom Peters

Dinner Voucher For 2000 Baht

Kantoke Restaurant 8530 Wanna Thomas

Food Voucher For 1000 Baht

Buonissimo’s Italian Restaurant 7544 John Morgan

Clay Body Massage 1750 Baht

Siam Spa 8513 Wut

Dinner For 2

Giorgio’s Restaurant 7761 Richard

Sunday Brunch For 2 People

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai 9354 Jooz

Body Scrub And Wrap 1750 Baht

Siam Spa 7909 Orvo

Bottle Of Cabernet Sauvignon

Pasta Cafe 8081 Grahame

Reiki Treatment

Asian Arts Healing Centre 9102 David Robinson

Voucher For 1000 Baht

River Ping Palace 7504 Pim Kemansinski

Voucher For 500 Baht

Riverside Restaurant 6404 John Casan

Sunday Lunch For 2

The Pub 7090 Rpp

Oil Massage

Nimman House 6383 Howard Graves

Annual Subscription Weekly Newspaper

Chiang Mai Mail 9147 Hovil

Dinner Voucher For 2000 Baht

Kantoke Restaurant 8866 Wut

Annual Fitness Center Subscription

Hillside Fitness Centre 8776 Paul

Japanese Buffet For 2

Duangtawan Hotel 9701 Boy

Food Voucher For 500 Baht

Pasta Cafe 9042 Par

Oil Massage Worth 1250 Baht

Siam Spa 4007 Tomas & Joyce

Voucher Worth 500 Baht

Krits Pasta 7074 Rpp

Thai Wooden Tray

Dnk Int 9339 Marc 1002

Food Voucher For 1000 Baht

Buonissimo’s Italian Restaurant 7413 Rpp

Silk Table Cloth

Helen 5925 Joom

Voucher Dinner For 2000 Baht

Kantoke Restaurant 5629 John Wright

Cd Of Diana The Secret Life

Philip Wharfe 9748 Pae

Voucher For 500 Baht

Riverside Restaurant 9359 Marc

Reiki Treatment Asian Arts

Healing Centre 6112 Gingdao

Thai Wooden Tray

Dnk International Co., Ltd. 5478 Nethecorte

Voucher For 500 Baht

Riverside Restaurant 4047 Tomas & Joyce

Hand And Feet Treatment

Siam Spa 2069 Bea Camp

Voucher For 500 Baht

Pasta Cafe 5926 Joom

Thai Massage

Nimman House 6146 Patsara Sodao

Japanese Buffet For 2 People

Duangtawan Hotel 6322 Howard Graves

Brunch For 2 People

Four Seasons Hotel 8891 Wut

Aromatherapy Facial Worth 750 Baht

Siam Spa 5858 John Cooley

Food Only Voucher For 1000 Baht

Buonissimo’s Italian Restaurant 6598 Guy Pace

Thai Massage

Siam Spa 8805 Brian

Japanese Buffet For 2

Duangtawan Hotel 5996 Bart

Foot Massage

Siam Spa 4199 Thomas & Joyce

Bbq Ribs Dinner Party

For 10 Plus 1 Barrel Of Beer

To Nobody’s German Restaurant 8868 Wut

Voucher For 1000 Baht

River Ping Palace 7792 Troy

Surprise Present

Gongdee Gallery 7992 Wendt

Surprise Present

Gongdee Gallery 6004 Pim Bon Pan

Spa Package

Baan Saen Doi Spa 9916 Maurice

Dinner Voucher For 1000 Baht

Saenkham Terrace 9249 Manfred

Dinner Voucher For 1000 Baht

Saenkham Terrace 8077 Alex Dixon

Surprise Present

Dnk International Co., Ltd. 4063 T + J

Surprise Present

Dnk International Co., Ltd. 6368 A. Ralli

Surprise Present

Dnk International Co., Ltd. 9074 Chap + Sao

Surprise Present

Dnk International Co., Ltd. 9785 Suthan

Surprise Present

Dnk International Co., Ltd. 7554 John Morgan

Surprise Present

Dnk International Co., Ltd. 9684 Bow

Surprise Present

Dnk International Co., Ltd. 4052 T + J

Surprise Present

Dnk International Co., Ltd. 7604 Tom Adam

Surprise Present

Dnk International Co., Ltd. 4113 T + J

Surprise Present

Dnk International Co., Ltd. 8725 Wut

Surprise Present

Dnk International Co., Ltd. 4523 Milt

Surprise Present

Dnk International Co., Ltd. 5048 Warren

Green Fee Voucher

Gassan Khuntan Golf 6999 Guy Pace

Annual Subscription

City Life 7078 Rpp

Annual Subscription

City Life 6955 Guy

Annual Subscription

City Life 9513 Elliot

Romantic Valentine Dinner For 2 People

Amari Rincome Hotel Chiang Mai 9344 Marc

Dinner Voucher 2 For ‘Sixties Night’

Amari Rincome Hotel Chiang Mai 6946 Guy

Lunch Buffet Voucher For 2 People

Amari Rincome Hotel Chiang Mai 4117 T + J

Lunch Buffet Voucher For 2 People

Amari Rincome Hotel Chiang Mai 7552 Morgan

Tailor Made Shirt Or Blouse

Fashion King Panthip Plaza 9552 Margaret B.

Tailor Made Shirt Or Blouse

Fashion King Panthip Plaza 8617 Naad

Tailor Made Shirt Or Blouse

Fashion King Panthip Plaza 6438 Watona

Tailor Made Shirt Or Blouse

Fashion King Panthip Plaza 7472  

Tailor Made Shirt Or Blouse

Fashion King Panthip Plaza 9031 Wut

Tailor Made Shirt Or Blouse

Fashion King Panthip Plaza 5311 Tom And Joyce

Tailor Made Shirt Or Blouse

Fashion King Panthip Plaza 8362 Williams

Food Voucher 500 Baht

The Dukes Restaurant 4088 Tom And Joyce

Food Voucher 500 Baht

The Dukes Restaurant 6231 Adam

Clothes Voucher 1000 Baht

Pik Lik Shop Chiang Mai 6628 Guy Pace

Clothes Voucher 1000 Baht

Pik Lik Shop Chiang Mai 8491 Pim Kemansinski

Clothes Voucher 1000 Baht

Pik Lik Shop Chiang Mai 9033 Art

Clay Orchid

Thai Orchid 2154 Tony

Beauty Voucher 500 Baht

Absolute Hair Design 6260 Justin

Beauty Voucher 500 Baht

Absolute Hair Design 5014 Cloe Mayes

Beauty Voucher 500 Baht

Absolute Hair Design 7764 Richard

Johnnie Walker Gift Set

Panarama Bar 3201 Amnart
Details are as accurate as we could ascertain at the time of going to press.