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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

PCF appoints Director

Janyaporn Morel.

Janyaporn Morel.

The PCF is delighted to announce the appointment of Janyaporn “Yo” Morel as its full-time Director. She will join the foundation on August 16.

Khun Yo is currently membership sales manager at Phuket’s premier golf club, the Blue Canyon Country Club. Before that she was Senior Reporter at the local English-language newspaper, the Phuket Gazette.

Born in Surin province, she holds a BSc in biotechnology from Mahasarakham University and a certificate in English for Tourism from Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University. She is fluent in Thai, Khmer and English and also speaks French.

Thanks to her biotechnology degree she previously held a variety of scientific and managerial positions in the pharmaceutical industry, with Cox Laboratories, Bayer Laboratories and Better Pharma, and in the food industry with Betagro.

With her energy and her proven skills in management, sales and communication, the PCF board believe she will be a very significant asset. Board members  are looking forward very much to working with her.

For those who wish to contact her, her PCF email address is, while her phone number is +66 (0) 8 4442 8004.


07 2009