Community

All Finns Bali venues including Finns Beach Club are committed to our community and environment in Bali. We place high emphasis on helping those less fortunate to give something worthwhile back to the community.

On a local level our activities include support and the use of our venues complimentary to local sporting organisations, charities, schools, orphanages and disadvantaged children. We also have an ongoing education program for our staff on Clean and Green policies.

Reducing waste is a particular concern in Bali. Every little step is important, but they can all add up quickly. Finns Bali has taken steps to reduce paper usage, recycle paper and plastic, use grey water for gardening, separate and recycle trash and use alternative bags rather than plastic. We encourage staff, members and guests to use their own water bottle for refilling due to environmental concerns and offer complimentary drinking water to refill.

Staff of Semara Beach House (and now Finns Beach Club) have been cleaning the beach in the front of Semara Beach House and Finns Beach Club for the past 5 years daily between 5am – 9am, resulting in many truckloads of rubbish being taken off the beach at Berawa.

The Cubby House Kids Club VIP Program supports less fortunate children of Bali. Each month a group of children are invited to Cubby House located at Canggu Club for playtime including a meal and a VIP TShirt. Return Transport to the place of residence is provided. To date we have hosted Jodie O’Shea, YKPA, Anugrah Boys & Girls Orphanges, William Booth Boys Home, Elisama Orphanage, Hope Children Home Bali, Yayasan Tawam Asi, Tunas Bangsa, Panti Asuhan Orphanages.

On the afternoon of Sunday 9th April 2017 Finns Beach Club and local surf brand, LOKO sponsored the Inaugural Keep Bali Clean Surf Challenge. This was a free community event with only a donation of RP 50,000 per person being requested. The aim was to increase awareness of the Keep Bali Clean campaign to all Bali residents and raise funds to support their 2017 projects such as presentations to educate primary school students, anti-littering advertisements on local TV station DEWATA TV at 6pm daily plus two new advertisements which are in the coming. Further a subsidized rubbish collection is in the planning, as well as the placement of compost bins in Canggu area.

A ‘Keep Bali Clean’ – star system will be introduced for hotels within Bali. With this system the hotels can receive a number of stars as reward to their recycle efforts, and for the support they give to Keep Bali Clean.
Almost RP 10,000.000 were raised from donations and the sale of Keep Bali Clean merchandise. Finns will continue to work to improve rubbish disposal in the Berawa and Canggu areas to preserve our beautiful island of Bali.

‘From little things, big things grow’

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Keep Bali Clean

Finns Bali is proud to be the major sponsor of Keep Bali Clean Campaign. As one of many ways in which we do give support, we keep educating our staff on Clean & Green policies, by using for example alternative, oxo-biodegradable trash bags rather than plastic bags. Especially in the year 2017 we want to move ahead together and provoke substantial environmental changes, seeing the challenges Bali is facing through both major waste issues and the fast development of tourism.

The most important Keep Bali Clean projects for the current year involve presentations to educate primary school students, anti-littering advertisements on local TV station DEWATA TV at 6pm daily, plus two new advertisements which are in the coming. Furthermore a subsidized rubbish collection is in the planning, as well as the placement of compost bins in Canggu area.

Another channel of support are fundraisers, e.g. the ‘Keep Bali Clean and LOKO Surf Challenge’ on April 9th 2017, held at Berawa Beach and the ‘Canggu Classic Tennis Tournament’, in which the club has donated IDR 82,150,000 (USD 6,000) towards the airing of the Bali Go Green campaign. Additionally to that Finns is raising money for the cause by implementing donation boxes throughout the Beach Club area, and the collection of donations by staff members.

The sale of Keep Bali Clean merchandise has also recently been introduced to both shops, at Finns and at Canggu Club. The purchase income goes directly towards the charity.

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Also see www.keepbaliclean.com for more information.

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Solemen Indonesia

Finns Bali is committed to on going support for the Yayasan Solemen Indonesia a non-profit Foundation primarily focusing their efforts on helping the disadvantaged in Bali.

On Tuesday November 4th, 2014 Canggu Club hosted a Melbourne Cup event, to support Solemen Indonesia and those that Solemen help. With an amazing turnout the event raised a total of Rp.198,584,700 An additional Rp. 93,200,000 was raised or donated by Canggu Club throughout 2014.

Robert Epstone – Founder of the Solemen Indonesia
WOW CANGGU CLUB Team what an overwhelming SUCCESS. We are so happy, incredibly proud, humbled and honoured to have you and your amazing team at the club as such incredible sponsors of Solemen. I am totally in awe of you and your Team’s energy, efficiency and professionalism. In deepest gratitude and indeed without question we too look forward to our next fundraiser together.

Sarah Chapman – Solemen Indonesia
I have just woken to this email and am in tears …..thank you all so much for arranging such an amazing day and for your incredible support of Solemen. On a personal note , I am living a dream heading the Outreach team as is what I had wanted to do for many years ….thank you for supporting my dream and hope we continue to change many more lives for the better! I am happiest in the slums where kids come to me , tug on my hand or tshirt for a hug or a plaster with a smiley face drawn on it. I walk round with kids holding my hand or tshirt hoping nobody is sick but normally there is ….people suffer in silence , hidden away and is an honour that they trust enough now to tell us! So many tales but an honour to be part of the team.

See www.solemen.org for more information.

Jodie O’Shea Orphanage

Jodie O’Shea Orphanage

Finns Bali has opened its heart to the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage which is run by long term resident Alison and her husband Yanto.

Jodie O’Shea currently have 96 children in their care and their goal is provide a safe and loving environment for all the children. Occupational therapy plays a very important part at the home as they have many children who have suffered great trauma in their lives, so onsite help for this is provided on a regular basis.

Alison and Yanto’s aim is for all children to leave home as confident, independent young adults. They help the children get work placements and encourage them to do university in the evenings after work, as well as setting them up with their own accommodation, making the transition run as smoothly as possible as they go out into the world on their own. This part of what they do is by far the biggest challenge, and seeing the kids go into the world to be successful and happy is the greatest gift of all, they say.

As of direct feedback from the Jodie O’Shea staff, the children LOVE going to the Canggu Club and the annual Xmas-day event is by far the biggest highlight of the year for them (staff included). During the 2014 Christmas season Canggu Club had raised in total IDR 25,585,200 (USD 2,000) towards purchasing the commercial oven and industrial washing machine for the home.

See https://www.careforkidsbali.com/ for more information.