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TRBL Sponsored swim @ Centre of the Universe pool

On Thursday May 16th, @ 9.00a.m, there will be a sponsored swim at the Centre of the Universe pool to raise money for the RBL. The plan is to swim 2,5km (100 lengths of the 25m pool ).

Currently taking part are myself and Nancy Lindley.

1. If anyone else would like to join us, please let me know and I will provide a sponsorship form.(participants do not have to be RBL members)

2. I will be registering the swim on the Just Giving web site, so that anyone taking part can ask friends and family anywhere in the world to sponsor. Its a really simple process and I will send the link out in due course.

Any questions, let me know.


Tel 08717 28785 or email gdobson713@aol.com


Just Giving web site

Sponsor Form


Hello all,

Just a reminder that the Chiang Mai Swim team- John Burnett, Jaa, Ian (Kamala), Nancy Lindley and myself will each be attempting to swim 2.5km at the Centre of the Universe pool next Thursday.

We have had a good response to requests for sponsorship, but even more would be great!!!

If you would like to sponsor an individual, or the team, you can do the following:

1. For an individual-send an email to Maj. Ron Rae, Secretary, who will forward your message to the appropriate person.

2. Come along to next Wednesdays social and give the money to Maj Ron or swimmer/team.

3 Call into Kamala’s any time and leave your money with Ian

4. Log onto our Just Giving page and donate using your credit/debit card-wherever in the world you are. We’ve had donations from Canada and UK and have over GBP 100 so far.

Here’s the link:


If you would like to join the swim team or have any questions-just let me know.


Gill Dobson


Tel. 08717 28785

Dear all
Could bring the below to the attention of all our overseas members, if you click on the link, enter Poppy in the search bar you see the extensive items for sale.

It was brought to my attention that a number of Poppy branded products are being sold via the web site www.sportingkicks.co.uk

The Legal team has given some background information to this company. Around August of last year, they received by email photographs of badges bearing images of TRBL’s Poppy emblem; these were sent in by Claire Hill, a Trading Standards Officer of London Borough of Redbridge Trading Standards.

After an internal investigation, it became clear that the products were not produced by, with the consent of, under the authority of, or on behalf of TRBL, nor were they in conformity with any type approved by the Legion.

We were under the impression that the items in question had been seized. However, we will now contact the local Trading Standard’s Officer and find out what has happened to the case and notify them that the company is still selling pin badges with our Poppy emblem.

We have been asked not to support this company. I would be grateful if you could inform the membership about this.

Many Thanks

Rod Bedford
The Royal British Legion
Membership Council representative for Overseas Branches and Districts.
2, Rue des Cordeliers, 80560 Mailly Maillet ,Somme, France

Tel: +33 322 76 29 60
Mob: +33 674090882

Charity No. 219279

Shoulder to shoulder with all who serve

Lion Saraphi Club Charity Show

Lion Saraphi Club

The Lion Saraphi Club of Chiangmai in co-operation with Fashion King is holding a long awaited charity show raising fund-donation exclusively for the under privileged at the Empress Grand Hall on Monday the 10th December from 5 PM. on wards (official opening ceremony starts from 7 PM. on wards) the theme being, Bolly Wood Spectacular.

A whole new concept of dancing, Fashion show of classical Indian costumes, Henna painting, Stalls, Indian Bazaar, Lucky Draw and wedding ceremony of northern India. One free glass of wine, Free flow of cocktail and soft drinks & light refreshments. The event shall be attended by various govt. agencies & consulates.

The Ticket is priced at 1000 Baht. Buying ticket or help in selling them or being a sponsor is a blessing in disguise. Ticket can be purchased from Fashion King. (Frank Sethi 081-9284575)

Once again the money raised will be administered by Lion Saraphi Club of Chiangmai & used exclusively to help the underprivileged.

I would like to have your co-operation in making this event a success.

Thank you.
High regards,
Frank Sethi
(President of Lion Saraphi Club)

*Sponsors are welcome
1. Free Boot for your products.
2. The event shall be attended by at least by 500 people
3. Your participation shall highly be appreciated.

Ticket can be purchased from Fashion King. (Frank Sethi 081-9284575)

The Kwai Challenge Kicks off this Monday 5 November

The Kwai Challenge Kicks off this Monday 5 November when former US Marine Frank Desomer starts the Challenge from Sangkhla Buri South of Three Pagodas Pass, this was the home of “F” Force made up of Australian and British POWs, 60% died in Eight Months.

Frank will Run and Cycle for Seven days wherever possible following the route of the Death Railway, the Motorbike Clubs leave the same location at 05.30 am on 11 November Joining Frank at the River Kwai for the Remembrance Service.

You can follow the Challenge on our Blog at http://rblthailand.com/blog.html

You can donate at http://rblthailand.com/the-kwai-challenge.html

Every bit helps so If you cant get to a Poppy Box please donate, many thanks to those who have already donated via our website, from as far away as Afghanistan and Iraq, well done Lads.

09 Nov 2012:

Pattaya Bikers join Remembrance Day Services alongside British Legion

Over 40 Bikers left Pattaya this morning, after meeting in Soi Siam Country Club Road to begin their charity ride to Kantchanburi for Remembrance day

Organised By the Royal British legion in Pattaya, the “Gang” met for breakfast, amid a cluster of gleaming heavy machinery, before splitting into two groups for the ride which will take them on local roads only to Kanchanaburi, via Bangkok where they will meet others who are taking part.

The fund raising ride is a new addition to the series of events organised by the legion to raise funds for Thai and international charities, as Westerners remember the fallen from the wars.

On Sunday, the bikers will join hundreds of others who attend services in Kanchanaburi, Home of the legendary Bridge over the Kwai , held to remember those who have lost their lives through war. The Sunday ride will be alongside people from all nations and include one man who is walking the journey from the border to Kanchanaburi as a marathon to raise funds

The Service will be attended by dignitaries including the British Ambassador and possibly William Hague, along with many top representatives of the Thai Nation.

We: Need your Assistance for The Royal British Legion — 24 November JJ Market Christmas Charity Shopping Fair

Hi All!
We: Need your Assistance for The Royal British Legion -- 24 November JJ Market Christmas Charity Shopping Fair

JJ Market Christmas Charity Shopping Fair

This email is going to the members of both The Royal British Legion and Lanna Care Net.  Our joint 24 November fund-raising event is fast approaching and it’s time to ask our membership for help.  Please let us know if you can help with any of these tasks.
If we all do a little bit, then this event will be successful and fun!
Nancy Lindley
Gill Dobson
Ways to Help Before 24 November:
1.  Go thru your wardrobes & cupboards to find clothing, books, DVDs and household items (in good condition, please) to donate for the RBL/LCN second hand goods sale.  Items can be dropped off  after 5 pm at Pern’s Restaurant on Huey Kaew Rd. (park at the Shell station) or with Lucy Coombs (089 651 0040 or lucycoombs@yahoo.com).  Or you can bring them directly to the event if you’re planning to come for early morning set-up.  We need items before 9 am on 24 November (or earlier)
2.  Cash in your Rim Ping grocery store points for 100 baht gift vouchers, which we can use as prizes in the tombola (instant lucky draw) game.  Check to see if you can get cash vouchers from other stores, too, where you may have “points”.
3.  Save your clean shopping bags for customer use at the 2nd hand goods table.
4.  Donate or collect prizes for the tombola, live and silent auctions. New and unused items, please!  Vouchers would be an especially good prize, please.  Do not leave prizes at Pern’s.  Please pass them along to either Gill or Nancy.
The tombola and auctions are the major money-maker for the RBL and LCN at this event and it’s critical we have desirable items.
5. Offer to organize the items and documentation needed for the silent auction and the tombola.
6.  Recruit vendors. We still have stalls available.  Pass along the attached announcements.  Print them out and encourage your favorite business to participate.  Put information on your website or Facebook page.   If you take a booking, please ask for the following details:
  • Name of the organization or business, contact person, phone number, email address
  • Where they would like to be placed — in the food court, with businesses/charities or in the second hand goods section
  • How many stalls they want to reserve
  • What products they plan to sell — please be specific, especially with food vendors.  We don’t want to duplicate offerings.
  • If they need electricity.  It’s free, but we need to know in advance.  Electricity isn’t available in the 2nd hand good section.

Payment can be made in advance if it’s convenient  to see Gill or Nancy.  Otherwise it will be due upon check-in on the day of the event.

Ways you can Help on the Day of the Event
1.  Come for set-up, at 6 am!  Unlike previous events at City Life, we can’t set up the day before.
2.  Help to organize (categorize) the clothing, books and DVDs for the 2nd hand sale.
3.  Spend a couple hours working the second hand table, selling water, beer, soft drinks, or encouraging people to buy tombola instant winner tickets.  The auction items will be “on display”.  So, even if you can’t do much physical activity you could sit and watch the auction items, answering questions and being sure they don’t disappear.
4.  Stay to help with tear-down and clean-up after the event.  We need to be off site by 7 pm.
The Royal British Legion Chiang Mai (Sub) Thailand
Activities 2018
  • Wed 14th Feb Valentine Buffet at 2GetherBar & Restaurant.
  • Wed 04th Apr Dinner at “My Kitchen”.
  • Mon 28th May 10:00 hrs Memorial Day service at the foreign cemetary with the VFW.
  • Sat 9th June Committee meeting.
  • Sun 11th Nov Remembrance Service.
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