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Born Free To Run Celebrates Another Year of Victories

Thanyapura Phuket hosted a celebration of the Born Free To Run team’s past year of victories. The team trains and practices at the World class facilities provided by Thanyapura. What started as a grass roots running club with one athlete being given a pair of running shoes to follow “Ricky” Ekkerat Punthip, the coach, has grown into a club with more than 50 members.  Thanks to a grant from the Phuket Community Foundation and the support of Thanyapura, the athletes in the Born Free ro Run club have an opportunity to train alongside world class athlets in swimming, cycling and running. These athletes come from rural areas around Phuket and would otherwise not have the means to train in running and multisports. The team’s motto “Rain Or Shine We run” has led them to win podium positions in every race they enter, locally, nationally and most recently internationally. The team broght home 4 trophies from the Powerman Malasia Duathlon last month.

Born Free To Run at Thanyapura




04 2016

Teen Road Safety Video Competition

Chin and Sophie Indracusin announced the teen road safety video competition at the end of the road safety campaign workshop.  Students are invited to produce and submit  a short 30-60 second safety video that they feel will encourage safer drivers on the roads. Cash prizes totaling 30,000 baht sponsored by the Phuket Community Foundation and local businesses are offered as an incentive. For more details click  here

or find the information on Facebook


08 2015

Toy Library Opening

For the latest video of the opening of the Phuket Community Foundation’s new toy library click here


11 2014

Inauguration of the Phuket Community Foundation’s Seventh Toy Library

 Thailand’s 15th Knowledfe Centre was opened on Friday November 7th in the Kaeha Rassada Credit Union Building, close to Koh Sirae. The Centre and PCF Toy Library were opened by the Vice-Governor, Khun Jamroen Tippayapongthada.

Children from the local school enjoyed playing with the toys. A wonderful collection of toys and games was donated by the British International School Phuket and Gecko School Phuket. As part of their community project, some of the Gecko School children came to help set up the library. A huge thank you to all the students, parents and schools for their support.


11 2014

New Toy Library Set To Open November 7th.

The Phuket Community Foundation will be opening a new toy library at Kaeharassada Credit Union, 68/901 Srisutat Rd. on November 7th.

If you have any toys that you dont want any more then please donate them to the PCF toy library project. Many children do not have any toys at home because their parents cannot afford them. Our toy libraries around Phuket have been immensely popular with children in rural schools and have given great pleasure to them. Toys are a wonderful way to help children develop their imaginations and social skills as well as a fun way to learn. We would love to have some new toys too.

Please contact Cindy Ratcliffe on 0887680650 if you would like to donate a toy to this project.

Toys are also being collected at Gecko School in Thalang, Phuket International Academy, British International School and Club Asia Fitness Centre at Royal Phuket City Hotel. 





10 2014