Collection for Victims of the Khlong Thoey Fire


As you may have read in the news, the dockside district of Khlong Thoey, home both to Port FC and to many of Bangkok’s poorest residents, was the scene of a fire on Saturday night. Thought to be sparked by lunar new year firecrackers, the fire destroyed over 30 houses leaving many families homeless. You can read more about the fire here.

The victims are now being housed in tents and a local charity is collecting essentials. As Khlong Thoey is an area close to all our hearts, The Sandpit will be making a donation run on Saturday morning (4 Feb). As well as personal donations we’ll be donating the sponsorship money from The Sportsman – Dom, Linny and I will go to Tesco On Nut on Saturday morning to buy goods such as rice, oil, toiletries etc, and will then head down to Khlong Thoey to hand it over. They’re also collecting secondhand clothes so if you want to have a clearout of your wardrobe then all donations will be gratefully received.

If you wish to donate, please email me on so I can give you my bank details. Rest assured that all money we receive will be donated and accounted for. Also, if you want to join us on Saturday morning, or you have a vehicle & are able to help us deliver the goods to Khlong Thoey, again please email to let me know.

Thanks all for your support.



Tim Russell

Tim Russell

The founder and editor of The Sandpit, Tim has been in SE Asia since 2003 and in Bangkok since 2012, where he runs a travel tech business. Tim has followed Port FC since 2014, and is also a fan of his hometown club Coventry City, and French club AS St-Etienne. He has written for the likes of Football365,, NME and The Quietus, and is a regular contributor to God Is In the TV. He's a keen photographer and his work can be seen on his website.

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