On Wednesday, November 16, representatives of Planet Football on Siam Country Club Road went to Ban Si Ban Keow Special Needs Orphanage and School to donate 120,000 baht.
Owner Martin Kinsella and his Planet Football team travelled down to donate the money after hearing about the great work that is being done there by Boonchu Muangthonthani. The donation was made due to the surplus left from sponsorship raised by Pattaya’s finest football establishment.
Preparations for the football party take place.
Although, Ban Si Ban Keow opened just two years ago, the numbers attending have risen from 12 to 70 children. This has seen a dramatic rise in costs and Planet Football’s donation will go a long way to ensuring the safety and well being of all those who need it most.
Planet Football provided equipment so that a tournament could take place and children of all ages and abilities could take part with assistance from their highly skilled coaches. It was especially moving for some of them and owner, Martin Kinsella said, “It brings a tear to your eye when you see how much difference something like this can bring to the local community. Coming here has made me appreciate what I have and I would encourage, and recommend, others to do the same.”
Martin Kinsella from Planet Football presents the children from Ban Si Ban Keow with a cheque for 120,000 baht.
Boonchu Muangthonthani thanked Mr. Kinsella and his team with gifts made by the children. Khun Boonchu proclaimed: “Without the help and support of people like Martin, and organisations like Planet Football, we would not be able to care for those who need it most. We rely heavily on the generosity of others and are looking forward to building and developing our relationship with Planet Football in the months and years to come.”
In the words of an ex-Sky Sports football commentator, ‘Take a bow, Planet Football, take a bow!’