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Mercy House Kids Party

Post by Sealcat » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:32 am

Look forward to seeing you again on Saturday then Barry

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Post by barrys » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:00 pm

The birthday party was a great success by the way, thanks to Sean and Alan and Hannes .....


.... and now it's nearly Christmas!


We're organising a Christmas party for all the Mercy House kids on St. Stephen's Day or Boxing Day (26 December) depending on where you're from.

We will be having the party at our marina in Paknampran.
The plan is for them to have a real Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, Christmas presents under the tree, and then they can have some fun on the kayaks, speedboats, etc.

If anyone would like to donate to the Christmas party and/or come along to lend a hand and meet these lovely kids, you're very welcome.

The kind of donations we would like include individually wrapped presents, Christmas food items, Christmas crackers, funny hats, etc.

These can be left at our restaurant/office in town or in Paknampran.

Let's give these children a Christmas they'll never forget!!!

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Post by JD » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:55 pm

One cooked and sliced Turkey with stuffing, bacon chipolatas, gravy and mince pies or xmas pudding happily donated by the Ham & Bacon Company.

I've even got a Santa suit (donated by Big Boy) that is just your size Barry. :thumb:

This is a great idea, if I'm available, I'll certainly come along.
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Post by Big Boy » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:26 pm

JD wrote:I've even got a Santa suit (donated by Big Boy) that is just your size Barry. :thumb:
Fantastic news that it still has a use :D
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Post by PeteC » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:01 am

Big Boy wrote:
JD wrote:I've even got a Santa suit (donated by Big Boy) that is just your size Barry. :thumb:
Fantastic news that it still has a use :D
I remember JD wearing that at the 2005 (2006?) kids party. I think 30 minutes in and he looked as if he had walked through Death Valley. :shock: You need a portable air conditioner which is probably why he volunteered Barry this time. :D Pete :cheers:
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Post by Big Boy » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:31 am

I remember the Boxing Day dash up the M5 for a Service Station rendevouz with Jaime, who was flying out to Thailand early the next morning - just in time to deliver it for the party.

I may have donated it, but it took a lot of teamwork to get it where it was needed in time for JD to brighten up the faces of all of those kids. Well all except my youngest grand daughter :D
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Post by barrys » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:49 am

Thanks a million JD, you're an absolute star :thumb:

The Santa costume is a great idea too!!

There will be 24-25 kids at the party and we need individual presents for them.
A couple of boxes of Christmas crackers would also be handy if anyone knows where to get them or can bring some with them.

Thanks a lot for your help

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Post by barrys » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:52 am

Many thanks to London Boy, who left 2000 baht at our restaurant to go towards the kids' Christmas party

Fantastic gesture :D :thumb:
Tnaks a million

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Post by London Boy » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:18 pm

The gesture is nothing compared to the time and effort you and others put in. Have a great time

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Post by dtaai-maai » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:48 pm

Barry, we'll be there to lend a hand with the kids, and Mrs D-M will make an apple pie. She'll also do you some decent Yorkshire puds! Me, I'll... erm... keep an eye on the wine...
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Post by barrys » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:37 am

Hi D-M - that's brilliant, thanks a lot :D

Cant's wait for the apple pie and real yorkshire puds ....

... and it's really great to know that I'll have some help keeping an eye on the wine ...... :wink: :cheers:

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Post by (buffalo) Bill » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:11 am

Hello Barry,

Can you let me know how many childen will be there and I will arrange for our famous chocolate brownies with cream or custard to be brought down.

I can also have them individually wrapped and boxed so that the children can take them home if they want to. What do you think?

We also have some of our children's clothes which no longer fit. They are all still in good condition, let me know if these are wanted as well, along with some childrens books and toys.

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Post by dtaai-maai » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:25 pm

(buffalo) Bill wrote:Can you let me know how many childen will be there and I will arrange for our famous chocolate brownies with cream or custard to be brought down.
I think it's about 80, Bill... :wink:



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Post by barrys » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:21 pm

Many, many thanks to Bill & Lorraine for your very kind offer.

The clothes and the toys and books will also be very welcome - they have no qualms about accepting used items - they'll be delighted.

As for the delicious brownies, it would be great if they were individually wrapped and boxed - that then gives us a really good start for the prezzy bags.

There will be a total of 26 kids, we are told.

As for the other 60-odd mentioned by D-M, I don't think he'll really mind whether they're boxed or not

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