High Tea & Harmony benefits Laos Orphans
MORE than 100 locals and visitors attended a delicious High Tea at Palmers Sea Reef Clubhouse on 31st July to raise funds for orphans’ in Laos.
Guests were greeted and piped in by local bagpiper Sean Hawkes to then be entertained by Rochelle and her Chelles Belles belly dancers, tai chi sword exponents Leonie, Frieda and Liz, beautiful vocals from well-known vocalist Visnja on the harp, and Angela and Segundo from Los Caracoles with their vibrant South American music.
Funds raised will enable the purchase of hundreds of mosquito nets for children in a remote rural orphanage in Northern Laos, and also provide a full scholarship for a sponsored student from the orphanage school to further his studies.
It is the wet season there now and both dengue and malaria are rife, particularly in the two rural orphanages at Suan Luang and Numbuk.
The smallest children sleep 150 to a dormitory on platforms much of which are open to the elements. Andrew Brown my Australian contact has just advised me that mozzie nets will be needed for the new children arriving next month, and for replacing the old ones for the older children.
Thanks to Michael West our MC, and my loyal band of local supporters; Michael at Palmers Sea Reef Golf Club for his enthusiasm and raffle donations, Michael Kerr for Clink theatre tickets, and Puglisi’s at Whyanbeel for a Sweet Farm family tour voucher.
The belly dancers do their thing for the high tea guests