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Community Services

• Dog of the Month

Leo This handsome male is 4 years old. He is a well-framed larger breed that loves walks and activities. He is very friendly, has a lot of energy and would make a great family dog. He would do really well with another doggie friend or friends to join him in the fun! Many of our volunteers have fallen for Leo, so best snap him up quick! Contact the shelter English (084 752 5255) or Thai language (086 913 8701) Email: [email protected] to make an appointment to meet him. Visit the website www.carefordogs.org.

• English Language Tests for Partners Introduced

From now onwards, any non-European migrant who wants to apply for a visa as the husband, wife, civil partner, unmarried partner, same-sex partner, fiance or prospective civil partner of a UK citizen or a person settled in this country will need to take an approved English language test. For further information please contact the UK Border Agency: [email protected] or visits the UK Border Agency website and www.vfs-uk-th.com.

• Donations for Children

Yuwa Lanna Group will arrange activities on Children’s Day at Ban HuayKhaoleeb School, Maewang, You are invited to donate clothes, toys, stationary, medicines, or anything else. You can leave your donations at Yuwa Lanna Group Office or call 089 192 0759 or [email protected] before the 8th January.

• Variety Play – Kayub Peek

Faculty of Mass Communication presents a variety play performed by Mass Communication’s students entitled ‘Kayub Peek’ at CMU Convention Centre. The play will run on the 8th and the 9th January at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets cost 89 baht. For more information, please contact 089 468 1152 or www.kypcmu.com

• Chiang Mai Friends’ Group

An informal open forum which can be a question and answer type session or just members sharing their ideas and views and helping others. An good opportunity to network for the benefit of everyone. Contact Khun Tick 053 206 121, 089 443 4926 or [email protected]

• Plea for Books

“Books are a very serious problem in The Bangkok Hilton. Our building chief, Buncom Conwichet, is a xenophobe. He has a real hatred for farang and all things relating to them, books and magazines in particular, knowing that these are our sole means of ‘legal entertainment’. Ever since he came to Building 2 (D2), he has steadily reduced the shelf space in our excuse for a library. Whereas once we had around 1,600 books, we’re now down to 50-100, and even that small supply is under constant attack. We now have to keep books in our very limited locker space if we want something to read. Nevertheless, please do send me books, I beg of you. Once I’ve finished with them, I’ll pass them onto other needy inmates or smuggle them out of the building to other parts of The Hilton.” – Citylife received this letter and asks our readers to please donate whatever books they can. We will send a dozen books to Bang Kwang Prison each week in the hope that they don’t all get confiscated. Please either drop them off at our office, or if you have a box, call us up and we will try to come and collect them. For more information please call 053 225 201 or [email protected]