The Poppy Appeal in Chonburi Thailand
Poppy Appeal 2018
Rodney our Branch Treasurer can at last put his feet up after collating, banking and returning the funds to the main UK Poppy Appeal.
Throughout Thailand we raised 1'544,617.96 Baht, expenses for the appeal were 14,339.16 Baht leaving us 1'530,278.80.
From that we have retained 200,000 Baht to add to our Branch Welfare Fund leaving 1'330,278.80 that has been transferred to the UK, the exchange rate was 41.7275 = 31,880.15 GBP.
A fantastic amount from a variety of sources such as collections, events, auctions, raffles, donations and of course schools who once again produced the largest amount.
Many thanks to all involved whether you rattled a box, counted the money, swung a club, stood on a stall, picked up or delivered or swept the store floor you all deserve a big Pat on the Back and a Pint!
Our 2016 Poppy Appeal was effected immensely by the sad death of the king of Thailand, all our planned events had to be cancelled including our Poppy Party along with all the smaller events over Remembrancetide.
Micky and dan Thomas with Andy Barraclough
Unlike our UK members we can’t go around rattling the tin on street corners, having said that we still managed to collect in the region of 1.3 Million Baht, a fantastic amount all things considered, a big pat on the back to all those involved.
Micky Thomas looking for Dawn
We noticed a big increase in both money raised and interest shown from International Schools especially in the Bangkok area, we intend to work on that and get more schools involved around Thailand.
Ron Smith and Grieg Ritchie on the Poppy Stall
A BIG thank you to all those involved throughout Thailand, anyone wishing to get involved with the Appeal please contact Ron Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anotyher Event another Poppy Shop, this one run by the girls and Ken Ashbolt