ALAN COOPER and ROBERT JOHN LEPPER
We were saddened to hear of the passing this year of two of our original founders, Rob Lepper and Alan Cooper.
Alan was a champion fund raiser and with his leadership in 2000, the year Convoy was founded, 600,000 Baht was raised with which we were able to buy a bus for The Foundation. It is still in good condition today and is very useful for taking the kids on outings.
Rob also was an active fund raiser and he established the Convoy for Kids Charity Golf Day in 2002.
The golf day is one of the most popular events of the Thailand golf calendar and has raised over 10 million Baht in profit over the years which has been given to The Foundation to pay for various projects and maintenance costs.
Rob was hoping to travel from Australia to Thailand to take part in this year’s event in May, but sadly his health problem prevented him from coming.
They were both two great mates and although they both returned to Australia a few years back, we were able to keep in touch from time to time. Our condolences go to their loved ones. It was our great honour to have known them and they will both be fondly remembered by us.
ALAN & ROB A FEW YEAR’S BACK IN AUSTRALIA ENJOYING A LUNCH TOGETHER
OUR NEXT EVENTS
Our next event whch will be our Kids day Out Event, will be held on the 16th of February and will be to Safari World which is a popular venue with the children. We are looking for supporters to help pay for the cost of the event, so if you can help in any way, please visit our Donation Page to donate on line or contact one of our committee members on our Contact Page.
Here’s another date to make a note of, the next Convoy for Kids Charity Golf Day which will be held next year on the 29th May, again at The Royal Lakeside Course which is within easy reach of Bangkok and the Eastern Seaboard area.
We had great support from the Logistics, Hotel and Restaurant Industries for this year’s event and we hope that we can count on the same support next year for this fun event.
To see the full video of this year’s golf day click on this link.
OUR PLAN TO REGISTER AS AN AUTHORISED CHARITY
We have taken the first steps towards registering as an approved charity. Being registered will help us with issues such as issuing invoices and receipts to sponsors and avoiding any tax issues. We hope everything will be resolved with the next 2 - 3 months. Check back here from tme to time to see our progress.
Thanks to Khun Pattama for spending time on checking out the regulations and giving guidance on the matter.