2015 was an amazing year for our project.
We have at last felt able to announce a tentative completion date of Christmas 2016.
This has only been possible on account of the wonderful help we have received from students, parents and teachers in 2015.
Thank you Neil Richards, Kamolphan, Paul Wheatley, CAS students, Duke of Edinburgh Award students, Primary Years 1 and 2 M.A.D. students, Martin Carpenter, Peter Ferrier, Simon Meredith, Carey Christensen, Kathy Coulson, Jo Newton, Tim Parkes, Jonathan Clarke, Nigel Wheeler, Simon Ostheimer, Paul Preen, Rob, Jeff Fuller, Jeff Craigen, Malcolm Perry, Ian Wilkinson, Ben Jackson, Chaiya and Gai, Neet, Simon Aran, Matthew Isles, John Mark, Somkiet, Robin and Avril, Tim and Jo, Kerry, Brett and Rosemary, Mike and Jean, P. Chanwit, P. K, P. Joseph, P. Yai, Rev Mary Lou McKenney, Brothers of St Andrew, Don Cooley, Dick, Randy, John and Doll, Val Ignatius-Malia, Raju, Alan Yip, Isabella, O.B., Scott Bradley, Capt Scott, Sir Jock Slater, Sir David Dobson, Chris White, Samson, Dan and Donna Letton, Kevin Coyle, Craig Nelson, Howard, Nigel Nonkovic, Andy Johnson, Andrew and Donna, Jeroen Deknatel, Khun Luck, Khun Aree, the Burma boys, M/V Doulos, M/V Logos-Hope,
and many others…
The amazing Primary M.A.D. fund-raising event in February 2015 contributed Bt 65,000 which was then matched by teachers and students in the Secondary school.
Soon afterwards Paul Preen successfully completed the Tokyo marathon and through sponsorship raised another Bt 35,000 for our medical mission ship.
Amazing indeed and these funds enabled us to keep going throughout 2015.
Now into 2016 with a most encouraging early donation from Luca who shared his Christmas gift with us.
This was swiftly followed by the PIMEX boat show at Royal Phuket Marina,
Our CAS team together with the nurses of Mission Hospital presented our project at the booth which had been given to us. Altogether we managed to raise 20,000 Bt which has enabled building to continue at a steady pace.
Peter’s anchor-dragging warning device is a fascinating invention.
Claudia’s harness to allow effective towing is yet another exciting idea.
Tom and Somchai at Mission Hospital amazed us by donating a dentist’s chair for our clinic. This will also serve as an operating table.
Buoyed by this momentum we were cheered no end by the announcement from Craig of C & C Marine that he would donate a generator
Our friend and BISP grand-father Mani has offered to install the generator.
Then came a real contribution from Ralph in terms of 2 mast winches.
Throughout these early months our CAS students have laboured in desperately hot conditions. They have been helping to make bunk beds and to keep up the CAS painting tradition.
Mr & Mrs Wheatley have found a sponsor prepared to donate 16 mattresses for our bunk beds.
Our loyal Burmese team have increased their input whenever they can find time to help.
We are now building fibre-glass water tanks.
As Rocky prepares for his IB exams he has had to relinquish his sterling work on our web-site. Following in his foot-steps come James Essex and Tim Macintyre helping us maintain the web-site. This has a long tradition starting with my son Simon Aran in Wales, followed by Joni at BISP, then Denis now in U.S.A., and Rocky.
Thank you all again on behalf of those far-away children whose lives we seek to save through Vaccination.