Welcome to our New President

It is with a blend of gratitude for the past and excitement for the future that we announce a significant leadership transition at the British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy (BCTFN). After over 40 remarkable years of unwavering dedication, Carolyn Tarrant MBE is stepping down from her role as President. As the driving force behind the Ploenchit Fair, Carolyn has helped to raise well over a hundred million Baht for our charitable endeavors, helping improve thousands of lives throughout Thailand, aiding in healthcare, education, and disability assistance, among other areas.   

We are delighted to announce that she will continue to be associated with the BCTFN in her role as Honorary Life President.   

Taking the helm and leading us into the future will be Mr. Derek Stamp. We are honoured to welcome Derek as the new President of BCTFN. With his passion, vision, and commitment, we are confident that he will build on the foundation laid by Carolyn and steer BCTFN towards new horizons. 

Derek brings with him years of experience in supporting the British Community in Thailand, being actively involved with the Ploenchit Fair, Patana Alumni and a staunch supporter of those in need to encourage sustainable and meaningful change. Derek is keen to engage with the community and work collaboratively to further BCTFN's mission.   

In the meantime, for those who wish to send personal messages of thanks to Carolyn or welcome Derek, please email them to  

To our valued sponsors, volunteers, donors, and community members, we thank you for your continued support. As we embrace this new chapter, we are excited about the opportunities and milestones ahead. 

Thank you for being a part of BCTFN's journey. Here's to new beginnings! 

Warm regards, 

British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy 

Many thanks to our very generous sponsors of the 2023 Fair

STILL AVAILABLE! - the perfect gift!

This wonderful coffee table book remembers the British Embassy Bangkok in all its glory

All proceeds from the sales will go to support our BCTFN charities

Only 500 Baht per copy - please contact us at
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BCTFN would like to thank all involved in the very successful first ever Bangstock Music Festival held last December. 

Here are some of the team at the extremely auspicious occasion of the presentation of the cheque from the 2020 Bangstock mega rock concert.

Along with Shenanigans and LawtonAsia, RSM Thailand was the major sponsor for this event which featured some of Bangkok’s finest reputable rock bands including Cottonmouth, the Grumps and of course RawHyde. Every little bit helps and we know that some of Thailand’s most “needy” will benefit from the fine efforts of Les Walsh, Robin Westley Martin and John Campbell! RSM Thailand and RawHyde were most privileged to play its part in this great initiative! 

KIS raised an incredible 26,789 Baht

All from the sale of their masks