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Walk-A-Thon 2015

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Period:15 Nov 2015 - 15 Nov 2015

Address:Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Tel:+6685-150-5963

Service day:Sunday, Service hours: 10:00-13:30

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“Walk-A-Thon 2015”, a 5km walk fundraiser, will be held at Lumpini Park on Nov 15 from 10am to 1.30pm.

Organised by the Walk With Us group, the eighth edition of the walk-a-thon is aimed at raising funds for the Gift of Happiness Foundation, ICare Thailand Foundation and Sister Joan. The group are also seeking additional monetary donations and goods and supplies that will be distributed to families in Mae Sot in Tak province and Klong Toey in Bangkok.

Participants are advised to wear green or yellow attire and meet at the pagoda, situated around 250m from the main entrance of Lumpini Park via Witthayu Road.

Refreshments will be provided for walkers and their families and there will be a prize raffle draw and speeches from the group’s corporate supporters and beneficiaries. Eddie the Clown will also be on hand to perform tricks to help keep children entertained.

One of the walkers, Shane Schneider, the Thailand country manager for QBE Insurance, has promised to walk from 6am until 6pm. His colleagues and friends have agreed to donate 100,000 baht as a show of support for his commitment.

In addition, the walk has already gained the support in the form of donations to the amount of 60,000 baht from the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and another 20,000 baht from Fab Card Asia.

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“Walk-A-Thon 2015”, a 5km walk fundraiser, will be held at Lumpini Park on Nov 15 from 10am to 1.30pm.

Organised by the Walk With Us group, the eighth edition of the walk-a-thon is aimed at raising funds for the Gift of Happiness Foundation, ICare Thailand Foundation and Sister Joan. The group are also seeking additional monetary donations and goods and supplies that will be distributed to families in Mae Sot in Tak province and Klong Toey in Bangkok.

Participants are advised to wear green or yellow attire and meet at the pagoda, situated around 250m from the main entrance of Lumpini Park via Witthayu Road.

Refreshments will be provided for walkers and their families and there will be a prize raffle draw and speeches from the group’s corporate supporters and beneficiaries. Eddie the Clown will also be on hand to perform tricks to help keep children entertained.

One of the walkers, Shane Schneider, the Thailand country manager for QBE Insurance, has promised to walk from 6am until 6pm. His colleagues and friends have agreed to donate 100,000 baht as a show of support for his commitment.

In addition, the walk has already gained the support in the form of donations to the amount of 60,000 baht from the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and another 20,000 baht from Fab Card Asia.

Over the years, the walk-a-thon has raised close to 800,000 baht for many charities in support of children’s education and of disadvantaged communities in parts of Bangkok and remote areas of Thailand. Funds are used for families in need of accommodation and for constructing housing for those that are without a home.


Cash and in-kind donations are welcome and there is no minimum amount to join the walk. Visit www.facebook.com/events/538908452941746 or call 085-150-5963.

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Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

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