Phuket’s Attitude Club donates to Baan Huay Sai School

Phuket’s Attitude Club donates to Baan Huay Sai SchoolOn 26th July 2013, Phuket’s The Attitude Club and their 7 brands, which are Foto Hotel, Blu Monkey Hostel, Number Twelve, Saiyuan Estate, Two Villas Holiday, Wings, and Roof Design and Management; were proud to be able to support a ‘Lavatory for Kids’ project during a visit to the Baan Huay Sai School, Phang-Nga Province.

Phuket’s Attitude Club donates to Baan Huay Sai SchoolDuring their visit, Mr. Wirachai Pranveerapaiboon – CEO of The Attitude Club gave money and gifts to Mr. Dolyawat Santipitak, Director of Baan Huay Sai School. The kids of the school are now happy to have new lavatory and enjoyed the games and gifts that were given to them. Items donated included Foto bears, Blu Monkey dolls, bags, shirts, toothbrush sets, and also school supplies.

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FIFA donates balls to Phuket Football Youth Academy

FIFA donates balls to Phuket Football Youth AcademyThe Fédération Internationale de Football Association or FIFA recently donated a number of Adidas Tango 12 Footballs (The official match association football of the UEFA Euro 2012) to the Kata Group Youth Football Academy, part of the Phuket FC youth team.

The ball is named for the original and successful Adidas Tango family of footballs, but the Tango 12 and its variations have a completely new design. The Adidas Tango 12 features a modern interpretation of the design including a coloured outline inspired by the flags of the two host nations – Poland and Ukraine. Complementing the design, the adidas Tango 12 features a series of triangular panels that are thermally bonded together to ensure a true, stable flight path. Covering each panel of the ball is a grip texture which supports boot to ball contact and enhances ball control. Beneath the outer surface of the ball lies a woven carcass and a new bladder for increased air retention and reduced water uptake.

Variations of the ball have been used in other contemporary competitions including the African Cup of Nations and the Summer Olympics.

Coach of Kata Group Football Academy – Khun Sutha Jantra said “Playing football is a good way to keep kids away from trouble and drugs, and it also help them become strong and healthy. The Kata Group Youth Football Academy offers coaching for football basics to children aged between 6-10 years. However, when they advance they will also benefit from other health matters and personal skills such as creating muscle strength and adapting to playing in a team, which will be of great benefit to young people in the future. We are now able to regularly send a team to participate in national competitions, and we hope to get the attention of more young people and parents so that we can increase the number of participants in our soccer training program.”

JW Marriott Phuket Donate to Help Endangered Sea Turtles

JW Marriott Phuket Donate to Help Endangered Sea TurtlesJW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, on behalf of the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, recently donated THB 100,000 to the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) to the Injured Turtle Rehabilitation and the Sea Turtle Nursery Conservation Program.

Noppasorn Siripakdee, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s Director of Human Resources on behalf of the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation with Kewalin Sukumjittanon, Senior Marketing Communications Manager, Sean Panton, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Kittipan Sabkhoon, Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation Coordinator visited the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) at Phuket’s Panwa Cape to make the donation. The funds will be used to support the Injured Sea Turtle Rescue Project and the Sea Turtle Nursery.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa and the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation raised funds and awareness of the protected sea turtles and the preservation of the Mai Khao area which facing multiple threats, the sea turtles’ numbers have severely depleted in recent years. Commercial fishing kills thousands of them every year, while many more die from eating or becoming trapped in plastic debris littering the ocean.

Also the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation’s efforts have included a beach and reef clean up, fundraising mini marathon, an educational project for Mai Khao students and released turtles back into the Andaman Sea.

The 4th Mai Khao Turtle Release marked the 11th anniversary of the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation. The THB 100,000 donated by the foundation included funds raised at this event, along with donations by guests at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club, Marriott’s Mai Khao Beach, Anantara Phuket Villas and Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa.

For more information about the foundation, please contact Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation Coordinator, via email info@maikhaoturtlefoundation.com or call +6689-733-8830.

In picture( From Left to Right) – Dr. Chamniern Vorratnchaiphan, Senior Director of Thailand Environment Institute, Kittipan Sabkhoon, Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation Coordinator, Noppasorn Siripakdee, Director of Human Resources, Dr.Ukkrit Satapoomin, Director of the Phuket Marine Biological Center, Kewalin Sukumjittanon, Senior Marketing Communications Manager and Sean Panton, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility .

Phuket’s Patong Hospital Benefits from KEE Kindness

Phuket’s Patong Hospital Benefits from KEE KindnessOn July 19th 2013, Assistant to Director of Patong Hospital, Doctor Muanphra Bunlom (centre), and staff presented a certificate of appreciation to KEE Resort & Spa management for donations made to the hospital totalling half a million baht. Accepting the certificate on behalf of the KEE Resort were Managing Director Surasak Somnam; and executive directors Ms. Samornpun Somnam (2nd from right)  and Mr.Tanapong Somnam (right).

Phuket’s Patong Hospital Benefits from KEE Kindness

Gift of Technology helps Phuket Charity Run Smoother

Gift of Technology helps Phuket Charity Run SmootherThe Kamala office of the Phuket has Been Good To Us Foundation was recently the site of yet another demonstration of corporate altruism when Pegas Touristik donated three brand new computers.

“Pegas Touristik is one of our newest supporters who came on board after meeting with one of our wonderful volunteers,” said Tina Hall, Director of Operations.  “The donation from Pegas of these brand new desktops will help us with productivity as we were previously losing so much precious time grappling with old technology,” said Hall.

The Foundation relies heavily on local contributions, both monetary and in-kind, to ensure that the English language programs delivered to more than 900 children in two local Thai government schools continue uninterrupted. The donation from Pegas, a travel company based in the Ukraine with offices in Central Festival, will streamline operations considerably.

Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation is a Thai registered charity, which aims to foster vocational opportunities for Thai children through English.  English is taught to more than 900 children in two government schools in Phuket, including 150 orphans who reside at the school.  The goal is to provide the best possible English language education by placing qualified, fluent English speaking teachers in classrooms.  The programs help Thai youth become capable and confident English speakers so that they can secure well-paid employment.

To find out more about the amazing work the Foundation’s teachers and volunteers are doing please visit the website http://www.phukethasbeengoodtous.org or like the Phuket Has Been Good to Us Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/phukethasbeengoodtous.

Phuket FC and fans donate to help soldiers

Phuket FC and fans donate to help soldiers Phuket FC made a donation of 48,155 baht to soldiers involved in the southern insurgency violence after their game on Saturday 4th May 2013. 10 percent of the admission fees, and also money collected from fans during the game were donated after the Yamaha League 1 game which saw Phuket FC take on Singhtarua FC at Surakul Stadium. Deputy Director of the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) Phuket branch – Col Kritsada Rattanasupa was on hand to receive the cheque.

Phuket drew the game 1-1 leaving them in 5th place in the league table.