The Chiang Rai Expats Club held a charity auction and dinner which raised 17,000nBaht for local good causes.
The event was staged at the newly opened Dean Plaza on the outskirts of town, and despite fairly miserable weather was well attended.
The bids came in thick and fast as auctioneer Neil Ray tried to keep pace with the bidding. There was a wide range of donated items, notably original photography from Caty Dio who runs the Prataap Jai Gallery in Chiang Rai.
The Gallery is a charity centre highlighting the work of local artists, as well as staging children’s events and Yoga classes.
A last minute donation was made of an Alpaca wool rug which fetched 2,000 Baht and this along with a superb evening. Other donations included photographs from other
Photographers, and odd things such as some stamps from Bhutan. In all, the proceeds went beyond expectations, and the club will now schedule in another similar event in 6
months time. The money has been deposited and once a further decent sum is raised the funds will be transferred to the various charities, which the CREC feel are ‘deserving causes’.
Charities are invited to contact the CREC if they would like to be considered.
Why not come along and meet some new friends and if you join you get to enter the prize draw, which has now grown to 9 prizes (not bad)! You may get lucky…Lifetime
Membership fee is 500 Baht, meeting fees are 100 Baht for members and 150 for non members. Tea, coffee and light refreshments are included and the meeting takes place at the Inn Come Hotel opposite Big C on the Super Highway on the first Saturday of the month.
Article written by Neil (Club Deputy Manager)
Club contact details Email: [email protected] tel. 0807402318