VCCT Event Mercy Centre

by Sue Davy

Dear Khun Gale and the ladies,

Thank you so much once again, for your very kind donation of 5,000 baht for our VCCT Event, held on Saturday 28th April.

We used the donation money to purchase donuts and ice creams, which were greatly enjoyed during the day.

The day started off with Father Joe officially opening the March through the community areas. We started off from the main park, through the local markets and finishing up at the school, where the main event took place. All participants were given a T-shirt to wear during the day.

Our children from the kindergarten all dressed up in traditional Thai national costumes and helped us distribute leaflets and condoms to people in the community and invite them to take part in the day.

The day started off very well, however, due to the extremely bad weather and heavy downpour of rain throughout the day, our expected attendance was severely impacted. We had initially aimed for 300 attendees, unfortunately, we only had 150 participants during the day.

However, the day was still a great success for everybody who took part. We had 150 participants, who attended all the seminars and talked to the counsellors. Out of the 150, we had 98 people that proceeded to take blood tests, which was over 65% of the attendees. The remaining 52 participants did not have blood tests, as after counselling, we deemed it not necessary as they