The Rawai Pool League proudly supports the following local charities in Rawai and Phuket.
04.02.20: THB 17'250.- result of 15 boxes. Currently in checkout: THB 89'500.-
03.12.19: THB 16'900.- result of 15 boxes.
01.10.19: THB 12'700.- result of 9 boxes...
and a special gift of THB 5'000.- from Serge Treshchev. Thank you!
06.08.19: THB 13'750.- result of 16 boxes.
02.07.19: THB 17'380.- result of 12 boxes.
The next collection : Tuesday, October 6th
December 1st, February 2nd, Wednesday April 7th, June 1st.
The collection of money from charity boxes takes place every 2 months according to the schedule above at the Colombo Bar between 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm
Rawai Pool League help financially the volunteers who provide meals to the poor. .
The Rawai Pool League has donated 5,000 baht to Kay McDonnell and the Rawai Love Heart Group on facebook, who are cooking daily for those people in Rawai that have fallen on tough times during the COVID 19 pandemic. Kay and friends are buying food for people who can help the community by giving food bags, meals and water to those less fortunate. As The Rawai Pool League is a community in itself, we are more than happy to help out our people in their moment in need.
Thank you Kay and all the people helping out and giving back to this amazing place. If you would like to help out in any way. Please contact Kay McDonnell personally or join the Rawai Love Heart Group and see what you can do to help.
We also made another donation of 5,000 baht to Nick Fawcus Robinson and all the staff at the PADI dive centre on Soi Yauan; opposite the 7-11. They have distributed food and water to the local Thais and the queues seem to be getting bigger and bigger. If you are willing to help in any way whether it be helping out with contributions, shopping or cooking or anything. Then please contact him directly.
The photos in the Gallery below are from all over Rawai with amazing people doing amazing things.
Rawai Pool League help the The Holland House Project in Kathu.
Thank you to all the players and committee for making sure that those less fortunate get the essentials needed to get by.
The Holland House Project in Katu and houses children who do not have families or have been abused. There are currently 8 children left in the care of 4 staff who live and work there. It was a very emotional offering today, but thank you one and all especially Andre Gysin (--->) who donated 8,000 baht to the kids.
Though we only spent 13,000 baht today we will donate another 5,000 next month as promised. I could not fit any more into my car ;-) Thank you everyone in the RPL for your continued support. You are amazing.
Rawai Pool League help the Autistic Syndrome Center in Kathu.
Today at the Phuket Centre in Katu, The Rawai Pool League donated THB 15'000 to the centre that educates and rehabilitates children from as young as 5 to 18 that are autistic or have down syndrome.
This project that we decided upon came after I visited Khun Natsasi ( Head Teacher) at the centre and we talked about how the children could manage their own daily care of hens that would lay up to 150 eggs a day. These hens would come all the way from Patalung Province, and the students would collect the eggs daily in the morning, feed and give them fresh water everyday. The eggs would be used to feed the 80+ students at the centre and those who are house bound and unable to come to the centre for care. The eggs that are left will be sold to parents that bring their children to the centre and also to the local people in the area.
The profits from the eggs will be saved so that in a year from now, they would be able to once again purchase more hens for the project. The children learn new skills by keeping the pen clean, how to look after them, give a sense of responsibility to the students and above all, they really take care of the hens. It is a special time for the students to see at first hand, what it is like to nature and feed the birds and they love taking turns in mucking out and carefully removing the hens and clean out the cages by hand. The life expectancy of the hens are about 8-12 months and when they have stopped producing they are used for meals writhing the centre, this is a very hard time for the students as they get extremely attached to them over time, so it was important for us to help the Centre and buy more hens to complete the cycle. It gave me great pleasure to be at the centre and meet the farmer who brought the hens and met all the staff that worked there.
This is an on going project and the Rawai Pool League are greatful to all our patrons and friends that helped make this moment into a long and just event. Thank you making this happen everyone.
Rawai Pool League help the Rawai Temple School.
The Rawai Pool League donated nearly THB 10'000 worth of sports equipment and accessories to the Rawai Temple School today. The head master Khun Gea asked us to help him get the students into a more healthy lifestyle and asked us to donate sporting accessories.
We donated, football's, netballs, basketballs, nets, volley balls, badminton rackets and cocks, skipping ropes, tennis balls, pumps and bibs in an attempt to get the students into sports. They have also hired a new sports teacher and added PE to the new curriculum. It was a pleasure to see the kids faces with all their new equipment.
A big thank you to each and everyone of you that keep on donating on a Monday night, so that we can keep making the lives of others, that little bit better. We are truly greatfull for your continued support and good will.
Rawai Pool League help Life Home Project with a donation of THB 23'500.
The Life Home Project Foundation is a non profit organization with the goal of preventing the spread of HIV, as well as helping HIV-infected/affected people and Aids patients. They have been registered under Thai law since opening in 2002 and continuously served the community ever since.
The Rawai Pool League contacted the organization back in September and I had the pleasure of meeting the school's manager Mr. Doll and he showed me around the centre where there are currently 12 children residing in the Centre. After careful collaboration with the directors, The Rawai Pool League wanted to donate some of the money collected by our patrons to help the children of the Centre. A list of items chosen by the management was sent and we were more than happy to supply the centre with all kinds of personal gifts, so that the children would feel more comfortable with their own things. We also bought beds and duvets, sheets and blankets for new children who would be attending there after the October break.
The RPL donated more than 23'000.- Baht to the organization and we proudly presented these to the children and to the school itself. The RPL continues to support and donate to charities around Phuket and we are committed as ever to help those in need. The committee would like to thank all the members of this league and friends of the league for thier continuous support and good will.
Rawai Pool League help Soi Dog Foundation with a donation of food, medecine and sterilization equipment.
The RPL donated more than 8,000 Baht worth of food, medecine and sterilization equipment to the Soi dog foundation on monday 30th September. We delivered all the food etc, to the foundation which is located up near Mai Khao beach in the North West of the island.
We have been contact with the management there and they gave us numerous things that the dogs and cats needed on a daily basis. The foundation's agenda is to improve the welfare of the dogs and cats on the island with better living conditions and care. The non profit organisation relies on public funding and the committee decided we should get involved and help out this worthy cause. The staff were all extremely friendly and they were grateful for our donation.
We thank everyone for their contributions to the charity that the Rawai Pool League collects and continues to donate to worthy causes on the island.
If you wish to get involved in the Soi Dog Foundation, you can contact them directly at the addresses below:
Rawai Pool League continues their support for the Yes School in Rawai with a donation of stationary and supplies.
The RPL donated just over 11,000 baht worth of Sports kits and sports equipment to the students and teachers of the YES school in Rawai.
This is now our forth visit to the school and it was a pleasure to be greeted by staff and the students alike. Two do our members, mark from the Islander Bar in Rawai and Serge from Black Bull rawai helped donate the kits and handed all of them out to the students. Each child got a brand new sports kit and even the teachers and some of the older students were given Red kits. With schools new volley ball and Basket ball court in place, the students will now be able to play a lot more sports and have fun while still learning.
The RPL have already donated their first ever school uniforms, donated classroom supplies to every child, helped with a new classroom and now in addition to all of this, presented them with their sports equipment and kits. The RPL will keep helping local and non local charities as we continue our promise to help those who really need it in our community.
If you are ever in the Rawai area and fancy calling into the school itself, then you may go and meet the friendly staff there and meet the students to. The school is situated right next to the Yes coffee shop the coffee and banana cake are woth it too.
Rawai Pool League donates oven to Good Shepherd Vocational Training Center
Your committee, Richard, Ding and Eric, is very proud to announce the latest charity donation made by the Rawai Pool League. Yesterday we officially handed-over a commercial oven to the Blue House Vocational Training Center in Phuket Town. This is the RPL's largest single donation from the charity fund, allocating THB 43,000 from the monies collected by the players, captains, bar owners and friends of Rawai Pool League.
The Vocational Training Center provides hairdressing, massage, computer skills and English in Phuket Town. The center has trained over 500 women and men, and with the help of the RPL's donation will now offer cooking courses.
About Good Shepherd Phuket:
Good Shepherd Sisters is a charity focused on providing educational and vocational training to mothers and children. They also offer assistance to HIV/AIDS sufferers in Nongkai. The Phuket branch is based in Phuket Town, and their website is available at goodshepherdphuket.com Inquiries and comments can be directed to Sister Lakana.
Rawai Pool League donates to Phuket Prison Daycare Center
The Rawai Pool League committee is please to announce our donation of kitchenware and electrical goods (and lollipops) to the Bang Lung Pitak Daycare Center. The daycare center is run by local charity Phuket Child Watch, and cares for children of prison inmates together with children of nearby families working on local construction sites.
Representing the RPL, Mr. Richard Hearne presents items to Khun Noi of Phuket Child Watch pictured with staff and children at Bang Lung Pitak Daycare Center.
Rawai Pool League donates toys to local Rawai children on Wan Deg.
The Rawai Pool League donated a large number of children's toys for distribution at the annual Rawai Children's Day celebration held near Soi Madsayid.
Representing the RPL, Mr. Richard Hearne and Khun Ding present gifts purchased with funds fromt he RPL CHarity Fund.
Rawai Pool League donates tables, chairs and whiteboards to fit out new classroom at Yes School.
Continuing it's long history of support for thew Yes School in Rawai, the Rawai Pool League is happy to announce it's latest donation to the school. The RPL has provided desks, chairs and whiteboards to be used in a newly renovated classroom at the school.
With the latest donation made, the RPL has now contributed over THB 45,000 to the Yes School in just over 18 months.
Pictured standing with students at the official handover (L-R): Khun Ding, Miss Natchaphat Hongarj (Khun "Ann"), Teacher Nway Nway Oo, Mr. Eric Colombo and Mr. Richard Hearne.
About Yes School: The Yes School was set up to provide education to children who are generally no entitled to state-provided education in Thailand. The majority of students are children of migrant workers from nearby nations such as Myanmar. The school relies on charitable donations, and is supported primarily by the Yes Coffee company who provide facilities and financial support to the school.
On Tuesday 4th October 4 bars delivered their charity boxes to Eric at Colombo Bar. The total collected was THB 6,100.
Following on from this, Richard visited the remaining bars to collect funds directly from each box, and the total collected for September is THB 11'420.
In future the committee will try to collect all monies by visiting bars on the first Tuesday of each month.
Rawai Pool League donates pet food to help feed cats and dogs at Rawai Temple.
Based on a suggestions from a number of RPL members, today the Rawai Pool League donated 60KG of dry cat food to Rawai Animal Lovers group. Rawai Animal Lovers is a group of like-minded individuals who help care for and feed stray animals abandoned at Rawai Temple. Simone from Rawai Animal Lovers is pictured here accepting our donation.
If you would like to learn more about what Rawai Animal Lovers do, or to help feeding the animals, please contact Simone via their Facebook Group: Rawai Animal Lovers.
Rawai Pool League continues their support for the Yes School in Rawai with a donation of stationary and supplies.
Another day, another donation!
Today Rawai Pool League gave stationary and class materials (value approximately THB 8,000) to the Yes School in Rawai. RPL has donated multiple times to the school, located in the grounds of Yes Coffee Roasting, and we intend to donate a significant amount to a planned new classroom to be built in the coming months.
A big thanks to Pee Ding, Eric Colombo and Mark Laurence for their assistance.
Pictured: Richard Hearne (far left) and Mark Laurence (far right) for the Rawai Pool League with students and teachers from Yes School.
Rawai Pool League donates foodstuffs and supplies to Child Watch Phuket at their Kathu home for children.
Today we went shopping. Another tranche of the charity funds, which everyone in the league helped to raise, has gone to a good cause.
We delivered ~12,000 THB of food and goods - 48KG rice, noodles, chicken, fresh juice, nappies, milk powder, talc - to Child Watch Phuket in Kathu. This charity cares for 30 children during the day, 10 of which stay at the home 24/7. Those 10 kids were there when I made delivery.
Pictured: Richard Hearne (RPL), Khun Noi (far right, Child Watch Phuket), Some of the kids they care for, and another member of staff at the Kathu home.
Rawai Pool League donates a new freezer to The Good Shepherd School, Phuket Town.
The League donated a new freezer to The Good Shepherd School in Phuket Town. The backstory to this donation is a member of Phuket GOMS asked Mark Laurence if he knew anyone with an unneeded used freezer. The school's freezer had recently died, and they needed some way to keep food fresh.
Pee Ding (Pitabar), Mark Laurence (Islander Bar) and I went to the school yesterday and met with Sister Lukana Sukhsuchit who gave us a tour of the school and explained the work they do there. We all agreed that the school was a worthy cause for our funds, and afterwards we went to order the new freezer which was delivered today.
Pictured are some of the school students, the school's cook, Sister Lakana, and our RPL model representative Mark Laurence. This is the first donation (value THB 11,000) made so far from the funds we collected last season, and the Committee are working to donate more of our funds to other worthy causes in the coming weeks.
The committee is delighted to announce that the total collected for charitable causes through RPL donation boxes is THB 129,000.
This season (season 13) we placed collection boxes in each bar participating in the Rawai Pool League. Over 44 weeks of play we collected an amazing THB 129,000 which we will donate to worthy causes here in Rawai and Phuket. A massive thank you to all of you generous donors and bar owners.
We intend continuing our sponsorship of the the Yes School in Rawai and the Autistic Syndrome Center in Kathu.
Since our charity fund is significantly higher than last season, we would like to new charities and good causes. We gladly accept proposals from players and others associated with the League.
The committee completed the disbursement of funds collected during Season 12 to the Yes School in Rawai and the Autistic Syndrome Center in Kathu. The total amount donated to these 2 causes is THB 37,032.
The RPL purchased 48 uniforms for the pupils at The Yes School in Rawai. This school is run by Christian missionaries, and provides education to migrant children who would otherwise not receive an education via the traditional school system. The total cost of the uniforms was THB 21,880. This is their very first uniform, and the kids were really happy to receive something which most of us would take for granted.
Members of the league also traveled to the Autistic Syndrome Center in Kathu to donate goods worth THB 15,152.
Pictured: (top) Riky Filippi, Eric Colombo and Andre Gysin of the Rawai Pool League with children and staff at the Autistic Syndrome Center, (bottom) Kelly Jig O'Brien, Eric Colombo and Andre Gysin of Rawai Pool League with children at the Yes School.
The committee today delivered school supplies to the Yes School in Rawai. This is the first time the Rawai Pool League has supported local causes, and we hope to continue this tradition over time in order to help the community many of us call "home".
Video (Dutch) by our Belgian friend Rik Meuleman. Watch on YouTube
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