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Ploenchit Fair is arguably the biggest Fair in Asia and is a traditional day for all the family and has been one of the biggest events of the social calendar in Bangkok since it was first held in the British Embassy in 1956. Everybody comes to Ploenchit Fair – you will be guaranteed to meet all your old friends and make new, buy everything and anything you need, enjoy fine international cuisine, totally exhaust your children with the variety of attractions on offer, enjoy our varied entertainment programme on the big stage throughout the day, sip Champagne and Pimms, win many of the thousands of prizes and go home rich in the knowledge that every baht you spend will go towards those less fortunate than yourselves.
For Kids – Once again we will have the all time favourites the Ferris Wheel, Carousel, Giant Wave Slide, Shooting Gallery, Go-Karts and the Bungy. Many games stalls, the Colouring Competition, Clown Eckie the Ploenchit clown.
For Dads – All the usual old favourites are confirmed – Coconut Shy, Darts, Water Splash, Football Shoot, Horse Racing, Mini Golf and Tin Can Alley to name but a few. If you haven’t got your Grand Raffle ticket, the British Chamber will be manning the stall – 80 top prizes to be won including tickets to London!!!
For Mums – The Petticoat Lane bazaar, some 50 shopping outlets along with our usual Charity Stalls selling their wares will offer a vast array of different products for all your Christmas needs, handicrafts and ‘bits of nonsense’. Boots, our favourite High Street chemists have a range of tempting special offers and Bingo is back with a bang. When exhaustion overtakes, you can relax in the breezy green spaces of this scenic riverside location – have a foot massage and even have your fortune told. Granny’s Attic makes a return this year with donated treasures from times passed at special prices.
Our Cuisine – This year we have a variety of tempting foods to ensure a range of foods to sate you’re appetite, there will be premium beers and ciders, ice cold larger and a Wine Bar will cater for the connoisseurs. The Pimm’s special envoy will be manning his pump!
There is no need to go hungry or thirsty at Ploenchit Fair!!
A BIG THANK YOU
Ploenchit Fair would not be possible without the assistance of some 2,000 volunteers who will work not only on the day, but in many cases for some months in advance, to make the Fair possible and to ensure Ploenchit remains the unique fund-raising event it has been over the last fifty years.
It would also not be possible without the support and assistance received from over 200 sponsors, from multi-national corporations to individual donors and The British Community Foundation for the Needy would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one.
Please spend freely at the Fair, have a wonderful day and do not forget every baht you spend will help someone in Thailand less fortunate than yourselves.
WHERE THE MONEY GOES
BCTFN has raised over 45 million baht at the Ploenchit Fair since 2000. This has enabled the committee to support a vast range of diverse charity projects in all regions of Thailand. The fundamental aim of our support is to promote self-sufficiency and to improve the lives of the needy.
The Committee never allocates cash, always oversees the projects personally and monitors progress on a regular monthly basis.
Projects include, agricultural schemes, sanitation and irrigation schemes, educational materials and equipment, medical equipment and training, fish and silk worms raising projects, assistance with HIV and Aids awareness programmes, rice banks, village weaving and vocational skills projects. Some 25 – 30 different Thai charities are supported every year. For full details please click on the link below to visit our website.