TFi continues with fun events and a helping hand to the community


Christmas is now only a few weeks away and the Thai Farang Initiative (TFi) has created yet another fun event for charity and this time the focus is firmly on the kids.

The Jolly Kids Xmas at Jameson’s, to be held on 13th December, will be a fun filled afternoon with a bouncy castle, food and drinks, a face painter, kids games and of course Santa Clause himself will make an appearance and give every child a present.

The TFi team hands over a much need computer to Kh. Supang, the vice president of the autistic school in Pattaya.

In addition, Kim Fletcher the jovial landlord of Jameson’s has generously pledged that 50% of the value of all roast dinners sold on the day will go to TFi.

This is the third time TFi has held this event and lessons have been learned from the previous two years, thus there is now a pre-registration fee of 100 baht per child.  Children must be pre-registered to avoid disappointment as this will enable the TFi team to buy a surprise present suitable for your child’s age and have pre-designated time slots to see Santa.  The value of the gift will be greater than 100 baht.

Tickets can be purchased from any TFi team member through www.facebook .com/funcharityevents, at Jameson’s the Irish Pub, or call 085 280 2611. (Note tickets must be bought before Monday 7th December.)

TFi member Pure surveys a mushroom farm at the Anti Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Center.

Meanwhile, TFi has been busy putting money raised from the Funky Flares & Afros event to good use.  On Friday 20th November the team visited the autistic school on soi 46 Sukhumvit Road to present them with a brand new computer.

Tropical storm Vamco brought a massive deluge of rain to Pattaya in mid-September and because of the low lying nature of the school and other houses, they found the water rushing in and within just 20 minutes it was nearly 2 meters high.

Much help is needed to clear the drains in the soi and to get the school fully operational, however now with a new computer, the children and teachers can access information and teaching aids to keep things running along.

The very next day, TFi members Priew Phanthong (Pure) and Rodney Charman went to donate 6000 baht to the Anti Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Center to cover the cost of a new mushroom farm.

This is the second such farm that TFi has helped facilitate for the center; they already have chickens and now every day the children can enjoy mushroom omelets.

TFi will continue to assist the community and after the Jolly Kids Xmas at Jameson’s, the group will return in the New Year with another fun event for charity.