On Wednesday 1st June 2011 members of the Phuketindex Team were invited to attend the “Arts for The Planet Awards Ceremony” held at the Lobby Bar of Amari Coral Beach Phuket.
The awards were presented to the winners from the “Arts for the Planet” live painting competition which took place at Prince of Songkla University, Phuket campus on 22nd April, 2011, under the theme “Colours of Nature” with more than 50 children from Phuket primary and secondary schools participated in.
“We are honoured to be a part of this corporate social responsibility initiative to promote the importance of inspiring and supporting the local community. We have received very good feedback as many paintings have been sold before the event. Even though, this year is the first year that the competition was held in both Amari in Bangkok as well as in Phuket”, said Mr. Warakorn Jarusirikul, General Manager and Area Manager Southern Thailand, Amari Coral Beach Phuket.
“We continue to initiate and implement support to this campaigned as this event gives families an opportunity to get together through some fun activities which encourage these young children to help develop their self confidence and esteem by displaying their creative art works in our lobby bar”, added Mr. Jarusirikul.
The exhibition featured 23 outstanding paintings along the blossom garden surrounded by the tropical landscape and panoramic view of the lobby bar entrance during 2 – 24 June 2011. All creative paintings are available for sale with the purpose of raising funds to bring hope and brighter futures to underprivileged children through the ongoing “Baht for the Better life” charity project of ONYX Hospitality Group.