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Celebrate the Melbourne Cup in style at the Angsana Ballroom

Celebrate the Melbourne Cup in style at the Angsana Ballroom

The Melbourne Cup hosted by The Good Shepherd and Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation is back and is odds-on to be your favourite fundraiser this year!

By The Phuket News

Tuesday 22 October 2019, 10:00AM

On this stylish, fun-filled day, guests will be treated to free-flow food and beverages, including bubbles, white, pink, red and more at Angsana Laguna Phuket’s Ballroom on Tuesday, November 5.

Don your best racewear attire to participate in The Pavilions’ “Fash­ions on the Field” competition. Prizes will be awarded for the Best Hat, Best Dressed Lady, Gentleman and Couple, and the table with the most stylishly dressed guests.

At 11am, after the atmosphere has built, the famous thoroughbred horse race will be screened. When the last horse is past the post, the dance party begins in earnest. For guests wishing to find amazing deals for their next holi­days, there will also be fabulous prizes to bid on, raffles and lucky door prizes.

With amazing food, prizes and danc­ing, this will be a thrilling event for horse racing novices as well as for vet­eran Melbourne Cup enthusiasts.

The Melbourne Cup is organised by The Good Shepherd and Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation as a fund­raiser to benefit both charities.


The Good Shepherd has many pro­jects around the island that help those in need through support, counselling and education in local camps and poor villages. The Good Shepherd’s school in Phuket Town caters to over 240 stu­dents, while the BanYa Learning Centre in Thalang caters to over 100 children from Myanmar and aims to prepare them for acceptance into Thai schools.

Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation works to improve the eco­nomic opportunities and life chances of disadvantaged youth by funding and implementing high-quality, practical English language education. The foun­dation teaches English for free to over 600 underprivileged Thai children in governmental schools on the island and runs an after school programme, Coco­nut Club, which works with 200 children who are orphans or whose families are unable to look after them.

Thanks to Angsana Laguna Phuket, Class Act Media, Creative Concept and many other sponsors, this year’s Mel­bourne Cup promises to be spectacular and we hope to see you there!

The event will be held on Tuesday, No­vember 5 from 9am-2pm at Angsana Laguna Phuket’s Ballroom. Ticket do­nations are B3,000. Be first out of the gate to get yours! Contact Donna Toon at lunch@classactmedia.co.th or 0812 702 180, or Tina Hall at info@phukethas­beengoodtous.org or 0801 439 554.

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Christy Sweet | 26 October 2019 - 19:42:37

Racehorses who no longer perform are not retired to green pastures but mostly slaughtered. Many are shipped long distances, packed in for a terrifying plane ride- most likely to Japan for slaughter.
There are a thousand things wrong with the exploitation of horse racing. Slaughter at the end has to be the worst, assuming they don’t die on the track or get euthanized. - Pete Singer #YouBetTheyDi

GerryT81 | 23 October 2019 - 00:26:02

to be. In my opinion "Misanthrope"would better describe you as a person. 

GerryT81 | 23 October 2019 - 00:22:28

@C.S.. Even if celebrating the "Melbourne cup" is debatable ,i bet that those"Ladies of leisure"as you call them  did more for Thai society then you ever did or ever been able to do.And as you are asking for not accepting ads for this fundraiser ,same as you did for asking not to publish certain comments before,i am wondering if you are really that open minded person you preten...

Christy Sweet | 22 October 2019 - 12:27:15

NBC Australia has just aired an expose on the horrific cruelties and slaughter pipeline that horse racing  depends upon for profits.  If what is done to horses everyday was done to dogs ever, these ladies of leisure would be up in arms about it, and not helping to celebrate with a fancy hat party. Please, TPN, do not accept ads for this fundraiser. 


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