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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

Stars to launch Phuket teen road safety campaign

The Phuket Community Foundation together with Siam Guardian Services will launch a teen road safety campaign at the Phuket Technical College on July 27th.

For more information see the latest press release here


07 2015

Thanyapura Teams Up With Phuket Community Foundation


PHUKET,THAILAND-Asia’s leading active and healthy lifestyle destination Thanyapura is extending its commitments to developing sporting excellence in athletes and enthusiasts of all abilities and ages, teaming up with the Phuket Community Foundation to host an altruistic training programme led by local Thai triathlon star and Thanyapura Academies’ Coach “Ricky” Ekkarat Phanthip

 Thai triathlon talent: Born Free to Run will be hosted by Thanyapura Academies” Coach and renowned Triathlete, Ricky,  to encourage healthy choices and a passion for a healthy lifestyle in young people. 

‘Born Free to Run’ project is focused on sourcing local young sporting talent to nurture the future generation of running athletes. The programme offers free access to Thanyapura world-class sports facilities, as well as training alongside Mr Ekkarat who recently won the Sprint Duathlon of the Malakoff Powerman Asian Championship 2013. 

“It’s an inspiring environment here for children, training alongside professional athletes, Olympians and world record holders gives a sense of tangibility to their aspirations. Training at the same facilities as these sporting greats shows them that their goals are attainable with the right outlook and support,” said Thanyapura President Robert Hauck. 

Inspired by helping athletes achieve their true potential, Thanyapura provides a challenging and performance-focused environment dedicated to athletes of all ages and abilities, utilising expert coaches, state-of-the-art facilities, proven training principles, sport science, sport mind training and the breathtaking surroundings of a national park to help improve performance and build confidence leading to a lifelong love for their sport.

“An initiative of The Phuket Community Foundation, Born Free to Run’s main focus is on spotting future running talent, as well as encouraging local youths to choose a healthy and active lifestyle, free from drugs and other substance abuse by promoting a healthy competitive spirit amongst the children participating”, said Cindy Ratcliffe MBE, Manager of the Phuket Community Foundation.

The Phuket Community Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Phuket for everyone regardless of their origins or their beliefs, with emphasis on poverty alleviation, education, preserving the environment, promoting art and culture, improving road safety and boosting public health.

 Training sessions are taking place at Thanyapura every Wednesday 5.00pm-6.30pm and Friday 4.30pm-6.30pm with more to be confirmed. Athletes participating in the Born Free to Run programme will go on to compete in events on the following dates:

10/11/13 at Cherngtalay Phuket

17/11/13 at Klokkloy Municipalities Phang Nga

30/11/13 at Thanyapura – Thanyapura Junior Challenge Triathlon Phuket

For more information about Born Free to Run, contact or .

For more information about Thanyapura visit 




11 2013