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The Foundation to Encourage the Potential of Disabled Persons voted as the 2008 recipient of the Hillside Charity Rooftop fundraiser

 

The Foundation to Encourage the Potential of Disabled Persons voted as the 2008 recipient of the Hillside Charity Rooftop fundraiser

Elle Faraday
Residents and friends of Hillside 4 Condo gathered together for a buffet dinner on Saturday the 4th of August to get the preparations for the fourth annual rooftop party underway and events certainly got off to a flying start.
The dinner was held at the Amari Rincome with the intention of choosing the charity which would become the sole recipient of funds raised at the Rooftop Party on the 12th January next year as well as all events leading up to it.

Donald and Sunan Wilcox of was the Foundation to Encourage the Potential of Disabled Persons were overwhelmed on learning their charity had been selected.
Thanks go out to the Amari Rincome who hosted the dinner and provided raffle prizes as well as a delicious buffet while General Manager Wim Fagel generously donated over 6000 baht to the final total.
A big thank you also goes to the organizers and board who work tirelessly putting the party and all of the run up events together: Steve Yarnold, Milt Owens, Mary Berbae and John Cooley as well as John Wright who was the master of ceremony on Saturday night. Wachara Tantranont, owner of Hillside 4 condo, also deserves special thanks for his exceptional generosity in paying and hosting the rooftop party every year.
The previous three parties have been great successes with in excess of 2.5 million baht being raised for charity. Last year saw School for Life given over one million baht so tensions were high among the six hopefuls this year. As in all years the committee prefer to pay bills rather than giving out cash.
The six extremely worthwhile charities were: Sri San Wan / Rajanagararindra; Samsara; Care for Dogs; Foundation to Encourage the Potential of Disabled Persons; Chiang Mai Cricket Foundation and Chiang Mai Home for Boys. All gave heartfelt presentations on what they do and how the much-needed funds would be spent.
Sri San Wan School was the first to present. Sri San Waan is a school in Chiang Mai looking after students