Swinging 60’s evening at Kamala Bay Terrace Resort

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The mission was clear. The cause, a good one. The orders were ‘to have the most fun possible, within legal bounds’, and judging by the quakes of laughter, the chimes of wine glasses and the packed dance floor, all obliged.

The Phuket Animal Welfare Society, (P.A.W.S) held a Swinging 60’s Evening recently at the Kamala Bay Terrace Resort. The objective of the event was to raise at least 50,000 baht to contribute to the making of an educational video on the work of P.A.W.S. Philanthropy was certainly in the air as P.A.W.S Chairman, Mr. Howard Cant, said he was very pleased with the THB 93,000 raised.

P.A.W.S is a truly outstanding charity. Visitors to Thailand and residents alike, despair at the condition of the stray dogs and cats but the dedicated people of P.A.W.S are actually doing something about it. In addition to sterilising, vaccinating and feeding the animals around the island, P.A.W.S tries to raise awareness within the local community. They aspire to help people understand and ultimately cooperate in the management of the stray animal problem.

P.A.W.S relies on the generous support given by a long list of impressive sponsors. Informed businesses in Phuket see the long-range benefits of controlling the stray animal situation and donate kindly but the costs are significant, so the society holds special events periodically to boost funds.

The Swinging 60’s Evening was a lot of fun. Party-goers dug out their mini-skirts and tie-died specials to be eligible for the prize of best dressed rock and roller or hippie. The prizes, donated by P.A.W.S sponsors, were numerous and included many sought after items such as VIP memberships to spas, free 2-days BMW 5-series car rental and luxury hotel packages. Everything was up for grabs but Lady Luck was needed for the raffle draw. The unlucky people had their chance during the entertaining Sixties Mini Quiz.

Memories were stretched in answering the trivia questions, and a healthy rivalry grew among the tables, but it was all in good fun and the winners celebrated by sipping their prize, a nice bottle of red.

The dance floor was kept busy as guests strutted their stuff to the excellent music played by The Fabulous Longtail Brothers. Playing old favourites from the 60’s, the band rocked and toes were tapping as people tried to remember the words.

Serious money was raised during the auction, with beautiful items to bid for, including an elegant teak rocking chair, an original Elly Laban oil painting and an exquisite antique statue of a Thai musician. Many more items were auctioned and for some there were numerous contenders. The new owners of these distinct items should feel proud that their money is going to an honourable and needy cause.

The plight of stray cats and dogs in Phuket has been made a little rosier thanks to the tireless efforts of the P.A.W.S volunteers. If you would like to know more about P.A.W.S and how you can help please contact the Phuket Animal

Welfare Society (P.A.W.S)
MBE Suite 204, 168/2 Phuket Road, Talad Yai, Phuket 83000,
Tel and Fax: (+66 76) 288 889,
Email: paws@loxinfo.co.th


 From Benjarong Magazine – June Issue, 2002

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