(10/10/2012): The BFA still desperately needs to buy a new ambulance. We need around 1,000,000+ baht(US$30,000)! Please help us to make this happen with as little as 1000(US$33) baht donation!
Buy a Mini-Stupa and 99% goes to a new ambulance (Click here)
Update: 1/1/2013 US$9000 pledged so far
Just US$21,000 to go
For Medical Emergencies in Thailand call 1669 or for any non-urgent advice call Marko at 0870181291. _________________________________________________________________________________
Marko Cunningham has been in the Thai Rescue Service for over 12 years. More recently Shane Palmer, a St John’s Ambulance officer in New Zealand, has taken over the administration of the organization, leaving Marko to run the day to day operations in Thailand. As of 2010 we have become an officially registered charity(in NZ). Official Registration Number is CC44140.
In the last 12 years Marko Cunningham and the BFA have helped donate food and clothing to over 10,000 people, taught First Aid and CPR to over 7,000 people, helped over 6,000 accident victims, taken care of over 2,000 dead bodies and much more. Through his own generosity Marko has been paying for an ambulance since 2004. However due to lack of finance this could not be continued; Marko now works in other peoples ambulances and commutes by motorcycle around Bangkok.
The newly registered BFA plans to run an EMS/CPR/CCR education program for volunteers and the rural poor. BFA has many more programs and ideas for the future too and is only limited by the funds it may receive. There are presently around 90,000 volunteers in Thailand waiting to be trained in CPR alone. This will be one of our major initial projects, to not only teach CPR but to register volunteers as trainers to train others in their area, Thai’s helping Thais.
The BFA also urgently needs a new ambulance and equipment to continue its work of helping the injured, teaching, training and helping the poor and needy of Thailand. If you or your company are able to sponsor the BFA in any way then please contact us ASAP! We are really in desperate need of your help! With as little as 1000 baht(US$33), or more, of you will be making a HUGE difference!
Please help us to help others less fortunate: Helping the poor and empowering locals to take care of themselves and their future.