Charity Funds

The Rawai Pool League proudly supports the following local charities in Rawai and Phuket.

Charity Box Collection

06.08.19: THB 13'750.- result of 16 boxes. Currently in checkout: THB 140'200.-

02.07.19: THB 17'380.- result of 12 boxes.

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

Good Shepherd Vocational Training Center - Monday April 22th, 2019

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.

RPL donates to Good Shepherd Vocational Training Center

Phuket Child Watch Bang Lung Pitak Daycare Center - Friday February 1st, 2019

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.

RPL donates to Phuket Child Watch Bang Lung Pitak Daycare Center

Children's Day, Rawai - Friday January 11th, 2019

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.

RPL presents gifts to Rawai officials for distribution to local children on Children's Day 2019

Yes School, Rawai - Friday October 30th, 2018

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.

Rawai Pool League kits out new classroom at Yes School, Rawai

September Charity Box Collection - Saturday October 20th, 2018

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 Animal Lovers - Friday August 31st, 2018

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 Donate Rawai Animal Lovers group

Yes School, Rawai - Friday August 24th, 2018

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 Donate school materials to Yes School, Rawai

Child Watch Phuket - Wednesday August 22nd, 2018

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 supporting Child Watch Phuket

The Good Shepherd School, Phuket Town - Thursday August 9th, 2018

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.

Rawai Pool League supporting Good Shepherd Phuket

THB 129,000 Raised for Charity - Sunday July 15th, 2018

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.

Rawai Pool League supporting the Autistic Syndrome Center, Kathu

THB 37,032 Donated to 2 Great Causes - Monday August 21st, 2017

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.

Rawai Pool League supporting the Autistic Syndrome Center, Kathu
Rawai Pool League supporting the Yes School in Rawai

School Supplies Donated to Yes School, Rawai - Sunday July 12th, 2017

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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