Khun Joy and Khun Ulrike from The Children's Shelter Foundation,
Chiang Mai receiving the cheque for Baht 111,000
The calendar's previous successes in 2008 and 2009 came mainly through bulk orders from hotels and travel companies who offered it as a unique year-end giveaway. By the end of 2009 many of these organisations had already advised us that their budgets had been cut drastically, and they would not be able to support the 2010 edition.
We were advised not to go ahead, but decided to give it a try. By early December 2009 the doom forecast appeared to be well founded - we had failed to break even on the cost of printing the 10,000 calendars.
Happily, thanks to some late orders we managed to raise Baht 111,000 which was donated to the Children's Shelter Foundation (Lakeland) in Doi Saket.
With recessionary problems continuing a 2011 Chiang Mai Charity Calendar will not be produced, but we hope to restart the project in 2012.
Companies or individuals interested in supporting a 2012 calendar are most welcome to contact us --