After weeks of preparation Bridge Club Australia had 4 bags full of stationary and supplies to take to Bangkok to present to Bridge Club Thailand to help out with their Library Project. Bridge Club Thailand have created a library at Nonthamhumi House which is a house for disabled and orphaned children. The members of Bridge Club Thailand raised over $5000 in one month and assisted with the actual hands-on building of the library.
All of the past Australian JA's and PA's were asked to donate stationary for this project. Erin Maitland (the Australian 2007 PA and Bridge Club President) whilst on way to Cambodia on vacation met with Prasert Suruttanamethakul (the 2007 Thai PA) and a host of excited past JA's in Bangkok, to deliver the stationary at a donation ceremony. Bridge Club Thailand have indicated that the response from Bridge Club Australia was fantastic and half of the stationary donated is to be used for their next project which is to build a library at Wat Prabatnamphu House (AIDS infected children).
It is fantastic that Bridge Club Australia (made up of past participants of the APCC) is able to assist another Bridge Club in this manner. It is hoped that this will be the first of many such projects that Bridge Club Australia can participate in, assisting the work being undertaken in other countries by their Bridge Clubs to better the lives of children and spread the notion of ‘We are the Bridge’.
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