Shop and share at the 56th Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar
Mark your shopping calendar as the annual charity shopping fair “56th Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar” is approaching. This fund-raising event is organized by the Thai Red Cross Society in close cooperation with the spouses of diplomats and their embassies based in Thailand. On offer are signature items and quality products from around the world and a plethora of goods at unbeatable prices. Discover a wide selection of food, consumer goods, clothing, accessories, home furnishings, and much more. The 2023 edition is a global collaboration of over 50 countries, coming together under the concept of “Shop & Share”. All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the operations of the Thai Red Cross Society. The event will take place between 25-28 February 2023, at Royal Paragon Hall, 5th floor, Siam Paragon between 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and online purchase is also available at www.DPCRedcrossBazaar.com.
On this auspicious occasion, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Executive Vice President of the Thai Red Cross Society, will graciously preside over the opening ceremony of the 56th Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar on 25 February 2023, at 8:30 a.m. at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon.
On 13 February 2023, a press conference was held to announce the upcoming Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar 2023. Director of the Fundraising Bureau of the Thai Red Cross Society (TRCS) Khan Prachuabmoh, Chairperson of Diplomatic Participant Committee and Ambassador’s spouse of Malaysia Madam Datin Catherina Christine Cherrian as well as Raffle Director and Spouse of the Ambassador of Republic of Korea Madam Suh Myung-Ji were in attendance. At the press conference, guests and Siam Paragon visitors had an opportunity to browse and shop for quality international items at Fashion Hall, Siam Paragon.
Khan Prachuabmoh, Fundraising Director of the Thai Red Cross Society, said…
“The Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar is an annual fundraising event organized by the Thai Red Cross Society in partnership with the spouses of the diplomats in Thailand. Its goal is to foster and strengthen cooperative relationships among the Thai Red Cross Society, diplomatic corps, diplomatic spouses, consulates, government agencies, the business sector, and organizations within the Thai Red Cross Society,”
“The event is also part of an effort to spread the mission of the Thai Red Cross Society, a charitable organization dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance, medical services, relief, blood services, and improving the quality of life for those who are impoverished, disadvantaged, or affected by disasters.”
“In addition to variety of items to be showcased and sold brought by a joint-force of numerous embassies, the Thai Red Cross Society is also offers Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar raffle tickets at a price of 50 baht each. Purchasing these tickets is not only a charitable act but also an opportunity to win many prizes. So, don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.”
At the fair, visitors will also be able to download a special LINE sticker at the LINE sticker gallery, featuring a sticker set titled “ Chat & Charity V.2 EP.2 “ created with the generous support of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Executive Vice President of the Thai Red Cross Society. The Thai Red Cross Society was granted royal permission to use her hand-painted artwork to create this unique sticker set, which will be available for download for only 35 baht (50 Coins). All proceeds will go directly to the Thai Red Cross Society’s emergency relief fund towards providing much-needed aid to those affected by disasters.
Madam Datin Catherina Christine Cherrian, Chairperson of Diplomatic Participant Committee and Ambassador’s spouse of Malaysia, expressed her enthusiasm for this year’s event: “We are truly excited to do our part to help those in need in Thailand by raising funds to improve the quality of life of the underprivileged.” In 2022, the organizing committee has raised over THB 9,096,993 which has been given to support many projects such as The Excellence Center for Burns, Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease & Related Disorders at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society’s emergency relief fund, surgery for cleft Lip, cleft palate and others, 100 Years 100 Eyes Projects to provide cataract surgery for underprivileged patients by The Thai Red Cross Society 11th Station.
This year, more than 50 countries are participating with over 176 booths. Embassies from various countries have selected their best importers of local and popular products from each nation, featuring varieties of from food consumer goods, clothing, accessories to home wares and home furnishings.
The 56th Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar 2023 is a unique opportunity to explore a world of products. From Italy, you’ll find the freshest food ingredients; from around the world, savor a variety of cheeses; indulge in Norwegian salmon; and sample coffee beans and teas from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Kenya, and Chile. Treat yourself to Peruvian superfoods, a wide range of snacks and beverages from Singapore, Korea, and Japan, and tantalizing chocolates from Belgium and Switzerland.
The international charity fair also features consumer goods from popular American brands, skincare products from Bulgarian roses, shower gels and lotions from Spain, pure argan oil from Morocco, cashmere, tops, scarves, shawls, and leather goods from Mongolia, Czech glassware, and a range of local products from Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China. Plus, don’t miss out on the exclusive royal projects and OTOP-starred items from Thailand.
To give everyone the opportunity to give back and be rewarded, the Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar raffle tickets offers a chance to win amazing prizes. Tickets are only 50 baht each. And to find out if you’ve won, simply check the lottery results on our Facebook fan page: Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar and Redcrossfundraising on 21 March 2022.
This year’s fair has been met with great support from the government, as well as private entities such as Heritage Snack and Food Company Limited, I.C.C. International Public Company Limited, Phibunchai Maepranom Thai Chili Paste Company Limited, B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited, Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, Mega Lifesciences Pty Company Limited, PM80 Company Limited, PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited, Bangkok Hospital, DDS Mayfair Clinic, Atelier Phichitra Company Limited, and Cashmere Artisan Company Limited.
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