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Fabulous 103 helps the Pattaya hungry every single day

By Barry Kenyon

 

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In addition to Thai local government and commercial input, foreign sponsored or backed organizations have been significantly addressing the food needs of perhaps 50,000 Thais who have been left jobless by the Covid-19 pandemic which has virtually closed down the Pattaya tourist industry.

The plight of Thais working in bars and the night-time entertainment industry has been well publicized, but the unemployment problem has also affected those employed in hotels, which were closed in April and are even now mostly under lock and key, restaurants, markets and tourist attractions.

 

Many charitable organizations have donated cash to pay for thousands of meals of rice or noodles, chicken or tinned fish and fruit or biscuits plus, of course, bottled water. Those previously mentioned by Pattaya Mail are Pattaya Hand to Hand and the Norwegian Seamen’s Church Abroad. Private individuals include Swiss national Olivier Gachoud who is co-sponsoring 300 free meals a day until mid-June. But there are many others.

 

Full story: https://www.pattayamail.com/news/fabulous-103-helps-the-pattaya-hungry-every-single-day-302687

 

 

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-- © Copyright Pattaya Mail 2020-06-04
 

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Unfortunately the article was truncated missing the bit about Fabulous 103

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Special tribute should be paid to the Fab 103fm Team which has already raised over one million baht in donations and looks to be heading towards one and a half million in the not too distant future. Fabulous 103, a BBC world service partner, has been broadcasting by radio in English since 2012 and has in the past raised hundreds of thousands of baht for children’s charities.

 

The Fab team has distributed food directly to the needy, but its main contribution has been to give supplies of rice, water and other staples to others who are cooking and supplying groceries to those urgently needing them. Organizer Thomas Robson said, “All we need is a photo and a copy of the certificate issued by City Hall which allows the authorities to monitor health and safety issues, especially social distancing.”

 

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and the obvious question

 

Why is the government leaving these people to starve ?

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8 minutes ago, smedly said:

and the obvious question

 

Why is the government leaving these people to starve ?

To make sure the baht stays high.?

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Where can I donate baht to them?

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22 minutes ago, fred110 said:

Where can I donate baht to them?

Good question, and one I would like to hear the answer to. Apparently you can go the the FM103 office (Soi Chaiyapreuk 2)  or The Loft Pub (Maprachan Lake), but that may not suit everyone. The Gogetfunding method works for those not in Thailand, but really wants too much personal information. A simple transfer from a Thai Bank account, to another Thai Bank Account, would be very straight forward. 

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10 hours ago, kingdong said:

To make sure the baht stays high.?

and to keep their own income streams up.

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8 hours ago, jacko45k said:

Good question, and one I would like to hear the answer to. Apparently you can go the the FM103 office (Soi Chaiyapreuk 2)  or The Loft Pub (Maprachan Lake), but that may not suit everyone. The Gogetfunding method works for those not in Thailand, but really wants too much personal information. A simple transfer from a Thai Bank account, to another Thai Bank Account, would be very straight forward. 

In a country which is full of corruption everywhere, how can anyone contributing be sure that every Baht of their donations actually reach the hungry?

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17 minutes ago, possum1931 said:

In a country which is full of corruption everywhere, how can anyone contributing be sure that every Baht of their donations actually reach the hungry?

They cannot, but that does not change however one sends  or gives money.  One has to trust or they remain hungry. 

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12 hours ago, smedly said:

and the obvious question

 

Why is the government leaving these people to starve ?

they have to mantain the sub and yankie tanks they bought months ago.....

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