St Andrew’s Society raising funds for Thai village

THE ST. ANDREW’S SOCIETY of Lisbon will be organising two events on FridayJune 24, 2005 in order to raise money to support a village in the Phang-Nga region of Thailand, which was devastated during the December 2004 tsunami. Being canny Scots, they seek to help where it is most needed on a specific project so they know where the money is being spent! Khun Wattana, the director of the project aims to rebuild the Community through long-term planning guided by staff and students at the Bangkok Patana International School. The goal is to raise funds for three activities. The first is to provide materials for rebuilding the fishing fleet, the basis of their livelihood. The second is to buy materials for the rebuilding of houses destroyed by the wave. The third is to provide money to enable the many orphans in the village to receive an education at the local school, one of the few buildings to survive the devastation.

The first event will be a golf tournament between Scotland and the Rest of the World. Tees at Estoril Golf Club have been booked from 9.00 a.m. and there will be an entry fee of 10euros. The tournament trophy will be presented to the winners at the second event that will be The Midsummer Masked Ball at 7.30pm for 8.00pm on the same evening. This will take place at the Hotel Palacio in Estoril and in order to add a little fun and glamour to the evening, dress code will be black tie and mask (Venetian variety please!). The famous Rockfellas 60s band will play foot-tappin’ music until the wee small hours, there will be a raffle, tombola and other surprises.Tickets cost 60euros per person and are on sale now. Anyone interested in joining in the fun, please contact either the Chieftain of the Society, David Wilkie on 967 957 952, the Secretary, Theresa Adams on 912 306 353 or email [email protected].