Midnight Charity Run



Koh Samui Midnight Run for Charity. What a great event held last Saturday 21 March 2015. A big thank you to all of the sponsors, runners and people who donated for this event, proceeds will be going towards our Special Needs School Samui. More fun pics coming soon.



Khun Bel and Connor giving a speech about the Special Needs School Samui.





The far left with the big wig is Alex Andries (MD of Zazen Resort) and Main organizer of the THA Koh Samui Midnight Run, Khun Bell(Teacher at the School),  Khun Nokie (Secretary of the Tourism Association Koh Samui TAKS), the TV interviewer and Connor O’Leary (Friends for Special Needs School Committee).


The Kids have a message for all of those who helped at the Midnight Run.



Check out the Facebook pics that are already released:   https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.679553152156722.1073741830.326897590755615&type=1

Samui Charity Regatta 2015



At: Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bangrak / Big Buddha Beach

And: Boutique Yachting Office, Bangrak / Petcherat Pier

samui-charity-regattaHave a fantastic day on the ocean and an after party at Secret Garden Beach Resort with a BBQ, LIVE MUSIC and raffle and help us to raise as much money as we can for SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL SAMUI and SUNSHINE ORPHANAGE in the North of Thailand.
Secret Garden Beach Resort: Bangrak / Big Buddha Beach
Boutique Yachting Office: Bangrak / on the Petcherat Pier
more info: samuiregatta@hotmail.com


including: FULL DAY ON THE OCEAN on a Spectator yacht or a racing yacht + LUNCH & SOFT DRINKS on board + BBQ DINNER at the Secret Garden Afterparty + RAFFLE TICKET to win great prices!!!

EVENING TICKET – 600 THB (400 THB for charity)

including: BBQ DINNER at the Secret Garden Afterparty + RAFFLE TICKET to win great prices!!!

We hope to see you all on Saturday the 4th of April!!


Treasure Hunt 2015 Raises 31,925THB for the School


11072825_10152779573697914_1699878042_nThe FSNSS held their second exciting and challenging Charity Treasure Hunt on Sunday the 1st March 2015 with all profits going to the new school construction.

This event was restricted to 12 vehicles with teams of 4/5 per vehicle.  The event included a super buffet supplied by Paul Watson of Max Murphy’s along with a fantastic live FullSizeRendermusic evening from 6-­?30 pm until 10.30 pm and in addition, a grand raffle will take place with prizes donated from local supporters.

Everyone enjoyed themselves at this fun Treasure Hunt with a difference.  A net profit of 31,925 baht was raised and will put into the Foundation’s account for the Special Needs School.  Thank you for taking part.  Your support is greatly appreciated by us and the children.  A special “thank you” to Paul for hosting the event and his continued support to the FSNSS.

IMG_0487The U/m depicts the winners of our recent Treasure Hunt celebrating their winning meal at Green Ta’Lay Restaurant in Thong Krut.Picture depicts (L to R ) Ian, wife Charuni, Hosts and owners David and Nuch along with waitress Taan, then long time islanders Penny and Pat.

Building of the Special Needs School Samui has now started


10904474_506505662825224_6110415359989422985_oSunday the 25th January 2015 saw the long awaited start to the construction of the new Special Needs School here on the island. A colourful ceremony at which the Mayor,Khun Ramnate along with land donor Khun Ngoen Wichaidist and other dignitaries addressed the many guests and supporters began at 2pm and concluded with the pouring of the first concrete foundation stone. These events being blessed by Pra Mongkol Theepacharn, Abbot of Wat Jarn.

With the continued kindness and generosity of past and future supporters it is hoped that completion of the building can be achieved by around July this year.10945393_506505646158559_6851839037526371159_o


Special Needs Children’s day out at Coco Splash – Lamai


Thanks to the kindness and generosity of Coco Splash in Lamai, M. D. Melanie Thieuland  provided the children from the Special Needs School with the day out of a lifetime.

Arriving at Coco Splash they could only look and wonder at the wide array of different pools and water slides around them, all painted in a wide array of different colours, their little eyes near popping out of their heads!

Whilst some of the children did not hesitate to change into their costumes and jump in, others were somewhat apprehensive, never having seen anything like this in their lives before. However in a short time everyone was enjoying themselves amongst the many different facilities available.(see photos below)

After having their lunch, kindly provided to them along with their transport  by the management and staff of The Silavadee Resort (Lamai) the plan was to return to Bangrak. However the children had other ideas and were soon back in the water!

Eventually they were driven back to the school, both happy and exhausted, no doubt to enjoy some wonderful memories.

A big thank you to all the volunteer helpers who kindly gave their time.


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Thai Hotels Association present generous donation.


Following the Samui Midnight Run held in Chaweng on the 30th March, which was a great success and the following centenary events surrounding Bangkok Airways celebrations The Thai Hotels Association – Southern Chapter East Coast gathered at Rockys Resort in Lamai to present the Samui Learning Center for Special Needs with a cheque for the amazing sum of THB104,000.00.

This was received on behalf of the school by its founder Khun Darlin and Khun Mattanee and presented by the G.M’s of the THA.

Below are photographs of the event and presentation of the donation.

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Thai Hotels Association Midnight Charity Run 30th March


The date is set for the very first charity Midnight Run organised by the Thai Hotel Associaton (THA) and the Thai Association of Koh Samui (TAKS) on the island of Koh Samui.

The run will take place on Saturday 30th March 2013 at Chaweng Beach. Participants will run 5km or 10km around the buzzy and lively streets of Chaweng Beach. The organisers are expecting between 1000 and 2000 participants for his very first race and hope to see the charity run become on of the most popular events on the island!

Proceeds from the event will be donated to some very worthy causes: firstly to Koh Special Needs School Samui and secondly to the Green Project supported by the Hotel Associations.

Please visit their website to read further more detailed information and to sign up for the run. www.samuimidnightrun.com