Thailand Property Awards, the long-running and most prestigious real estate
awards programme in the kingdom, is proud to announce that Right To Play is the
Official Charity Partner 2019 for the awards programme’s 14th annual edition.
Article by www.luxurysocietyasia.com. Right To Play is a global organisation that uses the transformative power of sports and play-based activities to protect, educate and empower children facing adversity. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the organisation was formed in 2000 by four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur Johann Olav Koss. Internationally, it helps children in more than 20 countries, including Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and through its regional offices in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America.
in Thailand by programme director and (acting) country director, Kevina
Maddick, Right To Play’s values are aligned in championing social change and
encouraging property developers to grow their corporate and social
responsibilities, whilst fostering and inspiring the talent of young people in
Thailand. The foundation operates in more than 20 locations across Thailand,
helping more than 50,000 children and youth from diverse backgrounds, including
children with disabilities, children in temporary shelters and migrant
this partnership, Right To Play would like to encourage property developers in
Thailand to grow their corporate and social responsibilities, not just in the
areas where they are developing properties but to take a holistic view of how
they can improve the lives of larger communities; be it their workers,
surrounding communities or in contributing to fostering and inspiring the
talent of young people in Thailand. Through the platform of the PropertyGuru
Thailand Property Awards, we want to recognise developers with a social
conscience,” Maddick said.
Article by www.luxurysocietyasia.com. The partnership was announced at an exclusive press roundtable session joined by Emma Gray, events marketing head of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards; Kamolpat Swaengkit, country manager of DDproperty, Thailand’s leading property site and Official Property Portal of the Awards; and Niamh De Loughry, Asia Director, Right To Play.
in late 2005 to honour the finest projects and innovations of real estate
professionals in the kingdom, the prestigious PropertyGuru Thailand Property
Awards has had a long history of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and philanthropic
initiatives through partnerships with:
Children of the Forest
(2006) — At the inaugural Thailand Property Awards gala dinner in 2006, an
auction and donation campaign was organised, raising THB500,000 from guests.
Auctioned items included two nights at The Nam Hai in Vietnam, two nights in a
Banyan Tree Pool Villa in Phuket and a luxury day cruise in Krabi provided by
Maan Tawan Cruises.
Mercy Centre (2007) —
Thailand Property Awards organisers, led by awards founder Terry Blackburn,
held a charity auction at the 2007 gala dinner with all the proceeds going
towards building a school for orphans at the Mercy Centre.
Habitat for Humanity
(2011) — Habitat for Humanity Thailand collected contributions to the flood
recovery effort for Bangkok and surrounding areas, in cooperation with 2011
title sponsor Thanachart Bank, raising THB400,000 for the construction of two
new houses for flood victims in Lopburi.
CARE (2016) and Raks
Thai Foundation (2018) — After teaming up in 2016 with CARE, a UK-headquartered
charity, the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards partnered again with CARE’s
local counterpart Raks Thai Foundation to present the ‘Raks Thai Special
Recognition for Community Projects Award’ to a developer that has
used its resources and personnel to organise uplifting projects to improve
To Play (2019) — As the Official Charity Partner of the 14th PropertyGuru
Thailand Property Awards, Right To Play will jointly organise a year-end
donation campaign and philanthropic activity to benefit children and
communities that are in need of bathroom and grooming amenities, in line with
the Mini Heart Project initiated by Asia Property Awards’ Emma Gray.
The 14th PropertyGuru Thailand Property
Awards 2019 is supported by platinum sponsor Hitachi Elevators & Escalators;
gold sponsors Kudos and JLL; official airline partner THAI Airways; official
portal partner DDproperty, Thailand’s leading property site; official charity
partner Right To Play; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; media
partners Engineering Today, GM Live, Luxury Society Asia, Terra BKK, The
Bangkok Insight, The Phuket News, The Standard; and official supervisor BDO.