A Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar is this year organized by Kids Action for Kids (KAFK) and Scandinavian Ladies with their international friends in Nichada on Saturday, November 29th at Nichada Plaza.
Kids Action for Kids is a a Norwegian charity organization established in 2009 and run by children with the help of adults, organizes this Christmas event for the second time to raise funds to conduct surgeries for children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and facial deformities in Thailand and soon in Myanmar. Read the ScandAsia article about the initiative here.
“This year our Christmas Bazaar will be even bigger and better. On top of making sure the Raffle prizes are continuously wonderful, we have expanded the selection both on the Crafts & Gifts stall and the Christmas Café, and we have yet more high school students organizing fun activities for the whole family” tells the Bazaar Leader Anne Gry Ranchil
“The Crafts & Gifts will include beautifully packed Christmas cookies and lots of different all so elegant Christmas decorations i.e. elves, lanterns, ornaments, even DIY alternatives and so on, and our cozy Christmas Café will serve everyone’s appetite with delicious Scandinavian snacks, cakes, glögg and much more.”
The KAFK ISB High School Club with its 20 members will work at the different stalls of the bazaar and make sure all visitors will be happy and entertained. “We are super excited to participate in the work with the Christmas Bazaar, which will hopefully raise funds to finance a great number of the coming surgeries. Another important fundraiser for us is coming not until the spring time, the annual Charity Triathlon”, says Anders Brekke from ISB KAFK Club.
A Christmas Bazaar would not be picture perfect without a beloved visitor. Therefore, KAFK will bring again this year Santa to Nichada, and you can even have a Christmas photo taken with him!
The Raffle Ticket Sales starts in early November at Nichada Villa Market and continues to the actual Bazaar date, November 29th. The prizes include round trip air ticket Bangkok – Oslo for 2 persons, jewellery, hotel stays, iPhone 5S, arts, skin care products, branded porcelain and other fabulous vouchers and items.
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Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar
Time: Saturday 29 November at 10 am – 4 pm
Place: Nichada Plaza
We look forward to seeing you there!
One out of every 700 babies in Thailand is born with cleft lip or cleft palate. These kids are often unable to eat, speak, socialize and smile, and their families can often not afford to pay for an operation. Kids Action for Kids (KAFK) organization works in close cooperation with Operation Smile Thailand (OST), which takes care of the medical part, and Dtac, which matches every Thai baht it raises. Since founded in 2009, KAFK has conducted more than 500 surgeries in Thailand. Currently KAFK is in process of completing 120 surgeries at Maharat Nakorn Ratchasima Hospital in Korat Province. In 2015 KAFK’s goal is to raise funds to double the number of surgeries. KAFK will continue with 120 new surgeries in Thailand, and enter Myanmar and target 120 surgeries there, too.