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Linens For Life Launch

The Phuket Community Foundation (PCF) on Saturday December 3 launched its latest cooperative project, Linens for Life. Mrs. Mookda Limnukul from the Division of Community Development opened the ceremony.
The project, in association with the Accor Group of hotels, Sealed Air/Diversey of Singapore and the Kankaeha Rassada Credit Union (CU), takes used linens such as sheets, towels and uniforms from the hotels and converts them into clothing and bags.

The work is done by people from the local Rassada Community, thereby providing them with a source of revenue.

Stefan Phang, corporate social responsibility director of  Sealed Air/Diversey, which makes a variety of cleaning materials and food packaging,provided funding to buy three industrial-weight sewing machines and local people in Rassada have been making bags and clothing over the past few weeks in anticipation of the launch.

Representatives of the 4 partners

Representatives of the 4 partners

Sewing Instruction

Sewing Instruction






Some of the clothing, including dresses and shirts, along with bags, was displayed during the launch at the CU, with a fashion show, followed by an auction that raised B8,500 for the project. The “Buzz”generated by the surprise auction led to some lively bidding.



Bags For Sale

Bags For Sale

Bags For Sale





The Linens for Life launch follows that of Soap for Hope in March this year, involving the same four partners.

The local people involved in Soap for Hope take used soap from Accor hotels, clean the soap bars using cleaning products from Diversey, chop them up, add natural ingredients for perfume, and press them into attractive new cakes of soap, which have been selling well in Phuket. Accor hotels have already bought more than a thousand cakes.

The CU is providing space for both projects at its spacious office building in Rassada.


Anyone wishing to enquire about buying soap, clothing or bags from the two projects can call Cindy Ratcliffe, the PCF’s manager, at 088 768 0650 or can email the PCF at





12 2016

Teen Road Safety Video Competition

The teen road safety video competition has been extended until the end of November. There will be a number of workshops at different schools to encourage more students to participate in the road safety competition and work together with PCF and SGS training to improve road safety and better driving practices in Phuket.

For details on how to enter the competition click here

or find the information on Facebook

Chinawut and Sophie announce road safety competition

Chinawut and Sophie announce road safety video competition


09 2015

Teen Road Safety Campaign Kicks off to a Shining Start

The first teen road safety workshop held at the Phuket Technical College on July 27th was attended by more than a hundred students. Students worked in groups on various fun activities carefully designed to increase their road safety awareness and driving skills. To encourage maximum participation, the workshop was joined by two Thai superstars, Chinawut (Chin) Indracusin and his sister Sophie who came from Bangkok to help promote the campaign.Chin is a talented and well known GMM performing artist in Thailand with 5 albums including “Chin Up”and “Maybe I am Bad”which were on top of the Thai charts for a number of weeks. Sophie, just 17 years old, is an actress currently taking leading roles in 2 television series on channel 7.

PCF members and stars.


SGS and traffic police 

Group work




Click here to see the video

At the end of the workshop all students received a certificate and a helmet signed by Chin & Sophie.

Students receive helmets from Chin & Sophie





Trying on the new helmets

Sophie & Chin





At the same time as the workshop some of the student mechanics checked motorcycles for faulty lights and replaced light bulbs for free. Light bulbs were supplied by Phuket Community Foundation and Siam Guardian Services. This has been an ongoing project initiated by the PCF for several years.

Changing a tricky back light.

Chin and Sophie together with teachers and student mechanics


08 2015

Children From Gecko School Help To Sort Toys At CU Bank Toy Library

As part of their Community Services programme, children from the Gecko School Phuket came to the PCF toy library at the CU bank to help sort out the toys and put them back into their sets. Some running repairs were made to toys that had been slightly damaged. 

Stella brought some of her own toys to donate to the library.


02 2015

Scholarships Reunion

Mr. Franz Sticher, who set up the medical scholarship fund in Switzerland, visited Phuket recently with his family. He was overwhelmed by the reception he received from his students, now fully fledged doctors.


He is seen here with Satienpong, Ganjana,Ajarn Pranee(President of PCF) and Janjira, and below with Isares, the last student to graduate.




 Franz’s son Erik joined the party in this photo.



Franz established the scholarship foundation in memory of his daughter, Jennifer, who sadly lost her life in the 2004 Tsunami. He wanted to support medical students who had been disadvantaged by the effects of the Tsunami and would have been unable to continue their studies without the scholarships.

One student, Pisinee,from Baan Nam Kaem, was starting her 4th year as a medical student, when the Tsunami destroyed her home and she lost many of her family members.

The landscape around her home village after the Tsunami.


The fishing pier in front of her house was destroyed along with her father’s business and her home.

 Our first meeting with Pisinee, her mother, Janjira, Ganjana and friends.

 Franz was overjoyed to see all of his students and was delighted that they had a 100% success rate.



04 2014