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PHUKET: Five thousand fans crowded the sold-out ‘Bodyslam’ concert at Laguna Grove on Saturday evening.

The charity concert featured local band ‘Boynavio Group’, as well as a performance from the local youth group ‘Umbrella’ as opening acts for Thailand’s famous rock band, ‘Bodyslam’.

Bodyslam vocalist Mr Toon, who is a frequent visitor to Phuket, enjoys spending time at various sporting events on the island. He is praised for leading a healthy, drug-free lifestyle that inspires many of his young fans to follow suit.

“I’ve run marathons and participated in triathlons at Laguna Phuket before, but tonight was the first time my band and I performed here,” Mr Toon said.

The night ended with a touching performance of ‘Life is Still Beautiful’ with the large LED projectors showing a surprise video clip of eleven Phuket Punyanukul students with hearing impairments translating the song lyrics into sign language.

“Part of the ticket sales will go to refurbishing a locker room and installing proper storage cabinets and shelves that are much needed for the students’ dormitory at Phuket Punyanukul School,” said Ravi Chandran, managing director of Laguna Phuket.

“Laguna Phuket Foundation will also contribute another 20,000 baht, making a grand total of 70,000 baht to be donated for the cause.

“We believe in sustainable community development – a goal achievable only with sufficient educational opportunities for young members of our communities,” Mr Chandran said. “Wonderful schools like Phuket Punyanukul are our society’s way of giving these children a place to thrive.”

 

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