Events 2009

2009 Events

A4 Art Exhibition - Wednesday 9th December, 2009


In August residential students produced some amazing art at the Coconut Club silk screen workshop. On Wednesday 9th December some of their best paintings were showcased together with donated art from generous local and international artists.

All of the money made from sales on the A4 Art Exhibition fundraising event will be used to ensure the Foundation can continue to change the lives of children in Phuket.


A huge thank you to the artists who donated their work and to Wine Connection, Royal Eastern Beverage Company and Absolute Vodka who sponsored the drinks on the night.

ABBAtastic - Saturday 12th September, 2009

On 12th September a charity fundraiser was held at Les Anges for the Phuket Has Been Good For Us Foundation. Peter Webber from Les Anges provided spectacular entertainment and a fantastic smorgasbord buffet and 91.5FM great music for the guests at the event. The evening was opened by ABBATASTIC! joined by students from the Foundation's Coconut Club. 150 guests danced the night away to all their old favourites. Auction prizes included an all-expenses paid trip to London's West End to enjoy an evening of theatre, provided by Aussie music entrepreneur and PHBGTU board member, Michael Chugg and the Royal Garden Hotel, and an ABBA gold disk plaque provided by famed Australian deejay, Molly Meldrum, which alone raised an amazing 130.000 THB during the auction! 

But the stars of the evening were the boys and 'girls' of the Boat Bar in Patong who, along with 'alluring' Les Anges proprietor, Peter Webber, paraded around the boardwalk serenading the throng with selections from the ABBA hit catalogue.

During the event over 500.000 THB was raised for the Foundation.


A huge thank you to our main sponsors Les Anges and 91.5FM for organizing such an ABBAtastic event.

Media Coverage

Phuket Post - 2 October 
TV Phuket - 15 September


The Big Picture - Thursday 28th May 2009

On Thursday 28 May over 100 art lovers gathered at Hung Fat's restaurant in Kalim for 'The Big Picture', an inspirational photography exhibition with showcased the works of the Coconut Club Students. Students from the British International School and professional photographers also donated some of their work.

The evening was a tremendous success; 20 photographs by Coconut Club students and over 40 by professional photographers and friends of the Foundation were on sale. Some amazing prizes, worth over 100,000 baht, were also for the taking at the evenings' auction and raffle. The foundation was able to raise over 200.000 THB from the event.

Several months before the event, photographer Marsha Lutz visited the school with a donation of six digital cameras from her photography club in the United States. She worked with 12 Coconut Club students, teaching them the basics of photography.


A huge thank you to Hung Fat's Restaurant in Kalim for hosting the event.
And a big thanks to the artists who donated their work; Paul Roubicek, Daniel Wolf, Cameron Hansen (who also printed our students' photographs), Wayne Maule, Michael Weinstein, Tommy Karlsson, Pim Taecharachkij, Khun Nok, Khun Soong, Jason Lang, Marsha Lutz and Kareem.
Also many thanks for to Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket, Nine Bar and Lounge, The Chedi Phuket & The Chedi Chiang Mai, The Village Coconut Island, Les Anges, Angsana Spa, Laguna Phuket Golf Club and Twin Palms Phuket, Siam Supper Club, Lemongrass House and Catch Beach Club for your raffle prize donations. 
And the evening wouldn't have been complete without the wine donation from BB&B and the beverages kindly provided by Royal Eastern Beverage.

Media Coverage

Capitol TV (in order to find our piece go item 5 - 5:07 on the broadcast at the bottom of the page)
Phuket Gazette - 6 June 
Phuket Post - June 
Phuket Observer - 20 May