- Soi Dog Foundation to hold Melbourne Cup Fundraiser in Phuket

October 08, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Animal enthusiasts in Phuket can enjoy a fun day out in support of a good cause by attending the Soi Dog Foundation's forthcoming Melbourne Cup Fundraiser.
The charitable body, which is dedicated to rescuing and aiding the stray dogs and cats of Thailand, is organising a special race day celebration on November 1st to mark the 2011 edition of the prestigious Australian sporting event.
Known as 'the race that stops a nation', the Melbourne Cup is a major date on the international racing calendar, with the Thai broadcast of the competition set to commence at 11:00 local time.
The fundraiser will kick off at 09:00 and will include sweepstakes, raffles, a buffet lunch and welcome drinks, with tickets costing 1,800 baht (£37.40) per person.
Guests are invited to dress as elegantly as they can, as prizes will be awarded for the best outfit and hat worn on the day.
As well as enjoying a day at the races, visitors can rest assured that the money will be used to help humanely reduce the number of unwanted animals in Thailand via spaying and neutering, while bettering the lives of feral dogs and cats.
Animal lovers can find a generous selection of Phuket hotels at, including this event's venue, the Andara Resort Villas.
Find out more information about the fundraiser at

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