Support Foundation of HM the Queen opens new outlet on Huay Kaew Road
The Support Foundation of HM the Queen on September 17 opened a new outlet
on Huay Kaew Road to sell products from various royal projects. The new
outlet was opened as part of the celebrations of HM the Queen’s 72nd
birthday in 2004.
model models woven cloth, one of the products from royal project.
Thanphuying Jarungjit Theekhara, vice-secretary to HM the Queen, together
with Sahat Boonyawiwat, Lord Chamberlain of the Bureau of the Royal
Household Special Section, and Yukol Limlaemthong, director general of the
Support Foundation’s Department of Livestock, presided over the ceremony
opening the new building. The building will be used to sell products made by
various branches of the Support Foundation from all over Thailand and
agricultural products from the royal project in Chiang Mai and other
Jarijit explained that since 1970 HM the Queen had founded many initiatives
and projects to help provide people with supplementary careers. The aim of
the projects was to build people’s skills and to preserve Thai culture and
natural resources. Now, there are thousands such projects under HM the
Queen’s patronage, each differing from the others depending on the
economic, social and environmental context in which they operate. The
projects emphasize safety for consumers, manufacturers and the environment.
Those who are interested in visiting new royal project product outlet can
visit it at Huay Kaew Road opposite Chiang Mai University’s Plant Park,
every day from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Jarungjit Theekhara (center), vice-secretary of HM the Queen introduces the
new royal-project product outlet with Sahat Boonyawiwat, Lord Chamberlain of
the Bureau of the Royal Household Special Section, and Yukol Limlaemthong,
director general of Department of Livestock, the Support Foundation.
“Griffon on Tour” charity concert
Chudhabhorn Volunteer Aviation and Rescue Center’s members speak about the
purpose of the concert.
Kad Theatre, on the fifth floor of the Kad Suan Kaew department store,
hosted a charity concert on September 9, to help raise money for people
affected by the floods in Uttaradit and Phrae provinces. The concert,
entitled “Griffon on Tour, Vol. 1”, was organised by the Siribha
Chudhabhorn Volunteer Aviation Rescue Centre, known unofficially as
Griffon is in the process of helping people affected by flooding in
Uttaradit and Phrae and organised the concert after discovering that they
lacked enough money to effectively help the flood victims. The concert
featured many famous singers, including the Wing 41 orchestra and dance
team. Funds raised by the concert were used to buy and distribute survival
packages to those affected by the flooding. Griffon representatives stated
that they were pleased with the result of the concert as it helped forge
links between themselves and singers, actors and actresses and may lead to
further collaboration in the future.
Griffon is a voluntary rescue organisation, dedicated to helping people
affected by natural disasters. The organisation has only recently been
established, and is officially named “Siribha Chudhabhorn Volunteer
Aviation and Rescue Centre”. Griffon is under the patronage of HRH Siribha
Chudhabhorn, with Group Capt. Weerayuth Disyasarin acting as president.
Griffon representatives stated that there were still a large number of
people affected by the floods and that they anticipate further charity
events in the future.
on Tour” at Kad Suan Kaew, Chiang Mai.