Posted by Martin Harrison
On Monday 5th July the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin were proud to join volunteers from Jungle Aid to officially hand over their replacement vehicle to support ongoing Jungle Aid operations.
Jungle Aid is a registered charity that has been supporting local communities in the south of Thailand since 2010 and primarily supports vulnerable and disadvantaged people living in and around Hua Hin and in remote communities on the Thai/Myanmar border.
Earlier this year discussions took place between Immediate Past President (IPP) Brian Anderson and members of Jungle aid who mentioned that their current vehicle was becoming untenable to support their operations being 15 years old. The RCRHH also provided support to purchase their previous vehicle 5 years ago.
IPP Brian brought this to the attention of the Board of Directors of RCRHH who agreed to provide a donation of 230,000 to go towards the cost of 480,000 Thai Baht for a vehicle that Jungle aid managed to find in good condition and one that would meet their needs to serve some of the more remote communities.  They also managed to sell their old vehicle for 220,000 Thai Baht.
Rotarian Alan Brown who is the club's Inter Country Service committee in Australia was in contact with Rotary Club of Noble Park-Dingley in Victoria Australia, who generously offered to further support this project by donating 40,000 Thai Baht.
Jungle Aid agreed to place the RCRHH Logo and the name of the Rotary Club of Noble Park-Dingley Victoria Australia on the side of the vehicle.
The handover took place at the BECC School and was well attended from volunteers from both clubs. Surf’s 102.5 Richard Buckle and Royal Coast Review editor David Watson also joined the event. The President of Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin Phil Lawrence and its members wish Jungle continued success with supporting communities in the Hua Hin and surrounding areas.
A selection of photographs appear below and CLICK HERE for more.
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