Mark your calendar for the Ploenchit Fair 2022 !
Join us on 26 November for the return of the British Community’s annual multi-cultural event to raise funds for Thai Charities
Bangkok, 28 October 2022 – The Ploenchit Fair 2022 is just around the corner and ready to welcome all guests on Saturday 26 November. Friends and families are invited to enjoy this fun day out from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm at Bangkok Patana School located at Sukhumvit 105 (La Salle Road), Bangkok.
There are thousands of prizes to be won. Visitors can go home rich knowing that every baht they spent at the fair goes towards helping those less fortunate. Children can enjoy all-time favourite rides, including hand spin boats, slip and slide, shooting gallery, water roller ball, happy train and bungy jump, plus popular game stalls and much more. As usual, Clown Eckie and Father Christmas will be on hand to meet and greet visitors.
The Fair always offers tantalising treats and delicious food. This year is no exception, thanks to a wide array of international cuisine.
Parking is available at the school. A free shuttle bus is available from Bangna Skytrain Station, exit one. Left luggage facilities, ATM machines and basic medical services are also available on site.
Ploenchit Fair is the biggest and longest running fair in Asia, launched since 1957. The British Community in Thailand for The Needy (BCTFN) has raised over 145 million baht through the event to support disabled people and self-sustaining developments in agricultural, education and medical projects nationwide.
Entrance: 300 Baht for adults and 150 Baht for children under 12 years. Early bird tickets with a 33% discount are available between now and the end of October via Ticketmelon at https://www.ticketmelon.com/ploenchitfair/26november2022
For anyone who wishes to support the event, attending the fair truly helps. Individuals can also contact the BCTFN office directly to make a personal donation.
For more information about the fair, please visit www.ploenchitfair.org
About British Community in Thailand for The Needy (BCTFN)
BCTFN was launched in 1941 at the British Club, where morning markets selling home-made cakes and other items were run by the British ladies. Plays were also staged from time to time. These various activities were included in the Young Women’s Christian Association’s first International Bazaar in 1951. In 1957, the wife of the British ambassador promoted the idea of an annual charity fair supported by a dedicated committee, which became the United Kingdom Charities for Thailand Committee (UKCTC).
It was called The Ploenchit Fair as it was held for many years on the embassy grounds and took its name from the legation’s address at the time.
Ministry of Interior granted its Foundation status was in 1999 under the banner of the British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy. Members are entirely voluntary. With experience accumulated over so many years, they have come to understand the character and needs of the individual charities. They can therefore offer advice when asked, and monitor projects they have been closely associated with for decades.
For media enquiries, please contact;
Total Quality PR (Thailand) Co., Ltd. on behalf of BCTFN
Tom Van Blarcom / Warin Pattarapatumthong
Tel: 0 2260 5820 /Fax: 0 2260 5847-8
British Community in Thailand for The Needy (BCTFN)
Carolyn Tarrant, President
Anna Bunya-Ananta, Head of Ploenchit Fair Committee
Tel: 02 204 1587