BANGKOK, 13 January 2020 – UNICEF Thailand has raised more than 32 million baht through “the Blue Carpet Show for UNICEF” project – anchored around a variety TV show to help disadvantaged children in Thailand and across the world.
Organized for the second year, the 100-minute Blue Carpet Show for UNICEF was broadcasted on Channel 7HD on the evening of 11 January which was also the national Children’s Day in Thailand. The live show brought together more than 40 celebrities to join the blue carpet walk and participate in short films and live performances to raise awareness on challenges still facing children in Thailand and across the world.
Four short films portraying children’s issues were released during the show including on malnutrition and the water crisis in Madagascar, infant mortality in Sierra Leone and education needs in Mae Hong Son. The films feature Anand Panyarachun, Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF Thailand and celebrities including Mai Davika Hoorne, Friend of UNICEF, Es Kantapong, Sean Jindachot, and TuiTui-Puttachat Pongsuchat.
Hosted by leading emcees Pompam - Niti Chaichitathorn and Tuitui - Puttachat Pongsuchat, the ‘Blue Carpet Show for UNICEF’ featured special stage performances from Nichkhun Horvejkul, BamBam GOT7, New Jew, Nont Tanont and Pecky Srithanya. Other celebrities such as
Krist - Perawat Sangpotirat, Mik Thongraya, Thisa - Varitthisa Ter - Chantavit Dhanasevi, JJ - Krissanapoom Pibulsonggram, Pearwah - Nichaphat Chatchaipolrat, Lee - Thanat Lowkhunsombat as well as Jay Jintai, Ple- Nakorn Silachai and families, also joined the blue carpet walk and made phone calls to personally thank donors who helped make a difference in children’s lives.
UNICEF also launched a special teddy bear mascot named “Teddy Blu” as a symbol of the Blue Carpet Show for UNICEF. Popular artists, namely, Peck Palitchoke, BamBam GOT7, Tor Thanapob, Krist-Singto and Gubgib & Paopao joined UNICEF in designing the bear’s limited collections.
You can make a donation at www.unicef.or.th/bluecarpetshow
Watch four short films
Es Kantapong: water crisis in Madagascar http://bit.ly/bcs2020-01
Tuitui Puttachat: Infant Mortality in Sierra Leone http://bit.ly/bcs2020-02
Mai Davika: severe acute malnutrition http://bit.ly/bcs2020-03
Sean Jindachote: education in Mae Hong Son http://bit.ly/bcs2020-04
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org.