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Samui supports Spark! Circus 2013

Thanks to the generous Resident Manager Khun James Taywakone of Bandara Resort and Spa Samui and to his amazing team, Spark! Circus raised close to $7,000 on Samui alone!

Spark! Circus is also deeply grateful to Bandara Group CEO Tim Cooke for his continued support.

Spark! Circus is a social circus whose mission is to bring joy and play to refugee children along the Thai-Burmese border. Its volunteer performers spend over six weeks every year performing for children, playing with them, teaching them games and circus skills.

Spark! Circus is sponsored and supported by many generous donors from all over the world, but the annual Samui fundraiser is a partciularly fun event for all: The volunteers get a chance to perform in a beautiful resort with a friendly audience, and Samui gets to join the circus.

Fire show BandaraPhoto: Vanessa GraceGROUP_ORIGINALSpark Circus at the Samui fun day at ISS (International School of Samui). Photo: Vanessa Grace

2013 Fundaisers in Thailand: Koh Samui

In January, The International School of Samui hosted a circus fun day for children thanks to ISS headmistress Lisa Taylor Hawkins and her team of teachers. 

In combination with the fire show the following night at Bandara Resort & Spa Samui, Spark Circus raised funds to expand its mission in Mae Sot.

At these fundraisers on Samui many individuals and organizations on the island stepped up to contribute cash prizes, donated goods for the silent auction, and attended the fun event.

MelatiSpecial thanks to Daniel Fuchs of Melati Beach Resort for hosting the volunteers in their staff quarters, and for the kind donation made by guests of the resort.

Thank you for auction prizes:

Miskawaan Luxury Beachfront Villas
Nikki Beach Koh Samui
Vikasa Yoga Retreat Thailand
Sweet Sisters Cafe
Anantara Lawana Resort and Spa
Paradise Beach Resort
Melati Beach Resort
Zazen Boutique Resort and Spa
The Yogarden Samui
The Dive Academy, Koh Samui
Holiday Property Abroad
Samui IT
Renaissance Koh Samui Resort and Spa
Absolute Sanctuary
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort
Tamarind Springs Forest Spa
Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui
Poppies Samui
Island Hoppers
Chandra Boutiques
B&B Genevieve
Samahita Yoga Thailand
Anthony and Marie Laure Aris – photograph signed by Daw Aung Sang Suu Kyi
Frederique Deleage
Dany Lopez

Thank you to organisations and individuals for cash donations and support

Sisters on Samui
Samui Culinary Circle
Siam Map Company
Hillary Han of Dharma Healing Centre on Samui
Lamphu Thai Botanicals,  Koh Samui
June’s Art Cafe, Koh Samui
Sweet Sisters Cafe, Koh Samui
Ricardo Neumann Koh Samui
Lorraine Clarke and family, Koh Samui
Liz Luxen, Koh Samui
Thea Sonnekus of Samui Pools, Koh Samui
Gary Pearmaine, Koh Samui
Thanks to Donna and Ken Reiss for organizing a hoop workshop and donating the materials for making the hoops
And to Melissa and Richard at River Garden for hosting it
To Sarah Beth Kramer and Nathan – acro yogis on Samui

Thanks to Michelle Elliott, Dorien Israel, Lorraine Clarke, Amy Sharpe, Khun Tang and her friends from SYT, Jo Reynolds and so many other friends who helped to support the events on Samui.

Special thanks also to Daniel Ruprecht of Paradise Beach Resort for raising funds via friends and family, for donations of wine and prizes for the silent auction, as well as complimentary rooms! Thanks Samui Paradise

Sponsor a local volunteer
Tamarind SpringsThank you to Kanyapha Kitjapirak (Khun Ben) at Tamarind Springs Forest Spa for your support for Spark! The children of Mae Sot were fortunate enough to enjoy the talented Mai Taisin because of your generosity.

And big thanks to Vanessa Grace of Pure Grace Photography for volunteering to take the wonderful pictures!

We have done our best to thank so many friends and supporters. Did we miss you? Please email us know if we have inadvertently missed a chance to show our gratitude.