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Toon’s surprise appearance wowed Phuket Panyanukul students

September 25, 2015 Destination Laguna Phuket No Comments Print Print Email Email

Yesterday (Tuesday 22 September), a month after five thousand fans crowded the sold-out “Laguna Phuket presents Bodyslam Concert 2015” at Laguna Grove, the resort’s outdoor large-scale event venue, Laguna Phuket revisited Phuket Panyanukul School for children with disabilities and presented donation raised from the Concert.  

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Caption: Mr. Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket (centre); Mr. Artiwara  “Toon” Kongmalai (4th from left); Mr. Anthony Loh, SAVP – Services, Laguna Phuket (3rd from left); Ms. Prapa Hemmin, Director of Sales-MICE & Corporate Events, Laguna Phuket (3rd from right); and Mr. Chaichana Keowkaow, auction winner (4th from right) jointly presented donation in the total amount of THB 110,000 to Ms. Supanna Keawpermpoon, Phuket Punyanukul School’s Director (5th from right.)

Laguna Phuket has supported the school since 2007, then donated a whopping THB 1.5 million to support the construction of skill development playground, an infrastructure required to improve the students’ learning ability.

“We are here today representing  Laguna Hotels and Resorts and all the associates who believe in sustainable community development, the goal achievable only with sufficient educational opportunities given to the young members of our communities at all learning abilities,” said Mr. Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket,

“Wonderful schools like Phuket Punyanukul are our society’s way of giving these children a place to thrive upon” he concluded.

Laguna Phuket’s contribution in the total amount of THB 70,000, from part of the ticket sales, donation and fund raised at the Concert plus Laguna Phuket Foundation (LPF)’s THB 20,000 contribution, was sufficient to refurbish a locker room and install proper storage cabinets, lockers and shelves much needed for students’ dormitory at Phuket Punyanukul School as planned.

Much to the school’s astonishment, the band’s vocalist “Khun Toon” made his surprise appearance to interact with the school children and also add THB 40,000 donation to the pool; THB 30,000 from his pocket and THB 10,000 from an auction placed by Mr. Chaichana Keowkaow for the shoes he wore on stage.

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“I am very glad to be here today and meet everyone in person,” said Khun Toon,

“Thanks to Laguna Phuket for organising this opportunity and to the school for taking good care of the children. Together, I hope, we could all help them achieve their goals and become valuable resources in developing our country.”

With the total donation of THB 110,000, the school is now confident they can build two, instead of one, locker rooms at two school dormitories.

“Thank you all very much for the kind support. We are doing our best to ensure all the school facilities properly contribute to physical ability rehabilitation and health and nutrition programmes designed to improve our students’ ability to adapt and be self-dependent in the future,” said Ms. Supanna Keawpermpoon, the School’s Director.

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