PSC donates ceiling fans to Pong health centre

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The Pattaya Sports Club brought some relief to the Nong Ta-Oon Community, donating ceiling fans for their health centre.

Representing the PSC were President Peter Malhotra, Secretary George Bennison and Charity Chairperson Noi Emmerson. They were joined by Helle Rantsen, president of the Pattaya International Ladies Club and Dennis Stark, vice president of the Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya, at the Aug. 27 presentation.

The facility is located in Pong Sub-District off Soi Siam Country Club and is built on approximately one rai of land. It is staffed by four government nurses and doctors, and two workers from the Public Health Department.

The Pattaya Sports Club recently brought some relief to the Nong Ta-Oon Community, donating ceiling fans for their health center. (Standing from 6th left) Helle Rantsen, George Bennison, Noi Emmerson, Peter Malhotra, Noi and Dennis Stark and Suppantha Sukwong.The Pattaya Sports Club recently brought some relief to the Nong Ta-Oon Community, donating ceiling fans for their health center. (Standing from 6th left) Helle Rantsen, George Bennison, Noi Emmerson, Peter Malhotra, Noi and Dennis Stark and Suppantha Sukwong.

Ms. Suppantha Sukwong, director of the medical centre said, “This community hospital cares for people living in the area specialising in the treatment of Diabetics, Hypertension and other illnesses afflicting children, the elderly and the handicapped. Regular training sessions are held to teach the elderly residents and local volunteers on how to take care of themselves, healthy food and how to keep the body physically fit.”

The centre’s jurisdiction covers four communities with a total 1,097 families, 3,800 general residents and 341 senior citizens. It has one building for patients, two for staff and a community centre that still lacks one wall.

The facilities aren’t 100 percent complete and some buildings are more than a decade old. The centre still needs a number of things, including extra facilities for patients, especially during heavy rains and flooding.

Recently Naiyana ‘Noi’ Stark, a volunteer at the centre made a request to the Pattaya Sports Club for a donation of 6 ceiling fans to replace the ones that were old and rusty. The request was unanimously approved.

Speaking to the residents of the community gathered for the presentation ceremony, Malhotra said, “The PSC is a Thai association which promotes sports and supports local charities. We organise many sporting activities and all the funds raised are given to various charities and community projects.”

“It is a privilege to be here today and be given the opportunity to be of service to you. We are aware that too many communities in our country are still in need of assistance and that not enough budgets are allocated by the government to take care of all their needs. But it is the duty of every person living in Thailand whether they are foreigners or Thai to reach out and help those in need.”

“The Pattaya Sports Club is working for that one and only goal. This may be a small donation but it comes from our hearts. We will look into your other requests for assistance and will do our utmost to help in the very near future.”