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10 March 2017

Reliving the Joy of Giving at the 18th Chinese New Year - Phuket Old Town Festival (Read in Thai)


Thousands, possibly even tens of thousands of people from everywhere happily strolled and shopped here and there, eating superb food at the 18th Chinese New Year – Phuket Old Town Festival from 2-4 February, 2017. Some visitors were happier than others as they arrived just in time to see a street show performance by Ping Lampraplueng. Others were at their happiest as they reveled in the joy of giving to the poor through World Vision Foundation of Thailand (WVFT).

Although the festival had ended, some are still wondering how Ping came to perform at this event. It was for the simple reason that since he was already in Phuket, he might as well make himself useful. “Another reason is that performing is something that I like and enjoy,” Ping revealed.

His show won the audience’s hearts. Many hands reached out to drop their kind contributions into WVFT’s donation boxes after Ping said “we have better opportunities than the underprivileged people. Please give generously.”

The donation is allocated to WVFT’s Future Fund to help underprivileged children and poor families. The fund will be spent on improving the education and living conditions of families in need. It will also provide medical treatment for children who need immediate help as well as for impoverished children and families in emergency cases.

Before we meet again for the next Chinese New Year, special praises go to a group of grade 4 Phuket Wittayalai School students. They volunteered to sing, bringing absolute joy to the visitors and to those holding the donation boxes. Children, please continue with your good works.

WVFT expresses sincere thanks to the executives, teachers and students at Kajonkiet Suksa School for their continuous support. WVFT also extends its gratitude to Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket as well as Mingshou Boutique House for courteously providing accommodation for Ping Lampraplueng.

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