Classifieds 50% off, use promo code FBkpkPromo The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Phuket's Soi Dog Foundation wins ‘People’s Choice’ at British Charity Film Awards

PHUKET: Soi Dog Foundation, the Phuket-based street dog and cat welfare organisation responsible for fighting the Asian dog meat trade, has won the “People’s Choice” award at the inaugural British Charity Film Awards in London.

animals, charity,


The Phuket News

Tuesday 21 March 2017, 10:03AM


The short film entitled Love Will Always Triumph Over Evil tells the true story of a pup called Cola from Bangkok whose front legs were hacked off by a sword by an angry neighbour, because Cola had chewed his shoes.

The pup was saved by Soi Dog who paid for emergency medical treatment and fitting of prosthetic legs, before bringing him to Phuket, where he was adopted by co-founder of Soi Dog, Gill Dalley, herself a double amputee. (See story here.)

The British Charity Film Awards, held last Wednesday (Mar 15), celebrate the charity sector’s use of film, whether for awareness building, changing attitudes and behaviours, or for fund raising.

Over 375 charities entered the awards, with just 36 actually making it through to the finals. Soi Dog’s “People’s Choice” award was voted for by members of the public. Over 65,000 people voted, with Soi Dog collecting just over 30,000 votes.

John Dalley, co-founder and President of Soi Dog Foundation said, “We are very grateful to all those who voted for us. It helps to bring knowledge of our work to a wider audience, and highlights the plight of many homeless dogs and cats in this part of the world, as well as the cruel and horrific dog meat trade in Asia that we are trying to end.

“It is also more than a fitting tribute to Gill, who passed away last month, with the film demonstrating her pure compassion for animals who otherwise would have no-one else to help them. Gill would have been particularly happy at winning the People’s Choice awards. She was a woman of the people”.

Gill Dalley passed away last month following a brief battle with cancer (see story here). As a double leg amputee herself, Gill had formed an instant bond with Cola, understanding the issues he was going through in adjusting to life with prosthetic legs.

The two became inseparable in the few months following Cola’s adoption by the couple. Cola is now being looked after by John at the family house in Phuket, along with numerous other street dogs and cats that the couple had adopted over the years.

MY STORAGE - Secure, Clean and Cost Effective Self Storage at Jungceylon, Phuket, Thailand

This is the first time a Thai-based organisation has received a charity award in the United Kingdom, and highlights the great efforts of all Asian-based not-for-profit organisations in making a sustainable difference to the lives of people, animals and the environment.

“Thailand should be very proud of this award. It demonstrates how far the country has come in terms of improving the welfare of its animals,” Mr Dalley said.

“We are eternally grateful to the Thai people for all their support and assistance in improving the lives of street dogs and cats, and in ending the dog meat trade here”.

The Soi Dog Foundation short film on Cola and Gill was surprisingly made on a zero budget, in stark contrast to professionally made films entered by other charities that had production budgets in some cases exceeding US$100,000 (about B3.47 million).

“Our supporters don’t want us to spend their money on initiatives that do not directly impact on the welfare of the dogs and cats here., We spend 92% of all donations directly on the animal welfare programmes we run on behalf of our supporters,” Mr Dalley explained.

Soi Dog Foundation lead UK volunteers Donna Freelove and Suzanne Woodhead were on hand at the ceremony to collect the award, which will be dedicated to the memory and legacy of Gill Dalley.

Other winners at the British Charity Awards ceremony included St John’s Ambulance, Alzheimer’s Society, Royal Trinity Hospice, The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, Support and Love Via Education International, The Loss Foundation, Communities for Development, and The Restorative Justice Council with Fully Focussed Productions.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:
    Forget your password?

swerv | 22 March 2017 - 09:04:23

Kurt: What has a dying turtle got to do with this article?
Why are you so insistent on going off at a tangent all the time? 
This article is about a well deserved win for soi dog yet you hijack it just to see your name in print. 

The Phuket News

Kurt | 21 March 2017 - 21:27:07

Poor 25 year 'saving' old thai turtle Omsin. it did die.
All over the world in the news. Not yet in thai news.

The Phuket News

marcher | 21 March 2017 - 18:36:39

very well deserved

The Phuket News
Matches 3 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


‘I was framed,’ school chief swears

Jor12,clearly a case of not reading/understanding an article well.And because of that rumors/lies get spread....(Read More)


Phuket officials to patrol Rawai pier to check for begging sea gypsy kids

Jor12, perhaps it is the parents you need to employ, they are the ones who know how to exploit children. It's not the kids who are "enterpris...(Read More)


‘I was framed,’ school chief swears

Kurt...where in the article is it stated - as you allege, "The school director said it clearly: His deputy accepted ( was ordered?) the 400,000 o...(Read More)


Tons of rubbish cleared in Phuket airport beach clean-up

I like the comment made by"concerned"A few words only but it says it all,contrary to someone who makes a doctoral-thesis out of it again....(Read More)


School director accused in ‘tea money’ scandal

Jor12, the probe is into the accusation of taking tea money. The article is very clear, in black and white, but hey, you can have the last say, I can&...(Read More)


Phuket officials to patrol Rawai pier to check for begging sea gypsy kids

What great enterprising kids! Excellent. Shows great initiative. They know where the money is and actively go out and get it. In 10 years time I'd...(Read More)


Tons of rubbish cleared in Phuket airport beach clean-up

Kurt, I quote the piece for your edification..."Near my property there are 2 very large signs in Thai." If the signs are in Thai, the logica...(Read More)


School director accused in ‘tea money’ scandal

Rorii the article is about not taking bribes. There is a probe to investigate that, in which case there can be no legal loop hole as you wrongly sugge...(Read More)


Tons of rubbish cleared in Phuket airport beach clean-up

Pauly44: That Jor12 is just challenging you to react on his illogical reaction. That is his trick. Write something what has actually nothing to do...(Read More)


Phuket officials to patrol Rawai pier to check for begging sea gypsy kids

Simon01: To be honest I never been approached by beggers in the streets of Patong. In Patong I only have been approached by doormen of sex clubs, rem...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.