Fundraising

Bristol Half Marathon - 30 Sept 2012

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Wow, an step up from the Bristol 10K, we now have 7 volunteers bravely stepping forward to run the Bristol Half Marathan on 30th Sept to raise funds for Love Thailand. The funds raised will be channelled directly to CareCorner Orphange to bring in and support 25 Karen children into the orphanage.

Ai Seok and Scott will run their company Everything Everywhere's support. Everything Everywhere will match 25% of the giving and you can donate via http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EEBristolHalfMarathon.

The rest of the team, Hui King, Wai, Benson, Julia and Nadia will run under the LoveThailand banner and you can show your support viahttp://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/lovethailand2012

Don't forget to gift aid you donations.

Thanks again for all the support and encouragement and your donations will go a long way and make a difference in a child's life.

Sponsor A Karen Child

Wow another opportunity to bless the children! Many are aware that the 2010 team went over to a Karen Village in Mae Tho and build a home there. The home has since been completed and fully operational. The children a up every morning at the crack of dawn, after breakfast and a few songs, they head off to school where they are taught the Thai language and the Thai curriculum. This will enables this generation of Karen children to integrate into the Thai society raise the village above the poverty line.

A donation of £20 a month will allow us to feed, cloth and provide the basic essentials for the children. It will also us to hire local Karen minder which in turn becomes a blessing to the village.

If you are interested in sponsoring one or more of these lovely children, please visit our DONATE page to put your donation through. We will send you information about the children and how they are progressing along. Also is you have any enquiry about the children, please contact us via the CONTACT page.

- Hui King

Cycle from Bristol to Weston Super Mare

The idea came about as we were brain storming on how we would raise fund and awareness for the trip to Thailand. This idea to cycle to Weston was a result of us wanting to push further from the previous fundraising ride from

Bristol to Bath. Ten of us started our journey from Bristol in the Templemeads train station. The ten were a diverse mix of rather experienced cyclists and first timers. Even though the journeymay seem short to some, nevertheless for some it was a big challenge. With a simplemap and gps phones, we pedaled out way to Weston, sometimes taking wrong turnsbut eventually finding out way there. Even though the goal of this trip was to raise funds and reach the Weston beach. We got more than we expected. As some of thecyclists do not cycle on a regular basis, it challenge for some. These challenges wereovercome as we did it as a group. We were all in this journey together. If one falls we would wait and pull him or her up again (semi literally speaking… no one had a bad fall). For many they also learnt to push bodies and limits by making the mind and the body submit to the spirit. Encouragement in the group was important to keep everyone going. As we reached Weston, even though later than expected, the laststretch we were cycling, I believe many would agree with me if I say that, was one of the best feelings we have experienced. As we cycled to the finishing line the sunshining at us, and feeling of achieving something, the cheering friends, and the bond we have built through this cycle was such an overwhelming feeling. We got more than we expected. Not only we raised funds for Love Thailand, we also learnt the meaning of teamwork. Something we would need when all of us go on this mission trip.

Eugune Loh