Raising Funds for Thai Children’s Trust
The team first came across Thai Children’s Trust through Support Crew and Fourbirdsaboating’s Artistic Director Helen Pateman whilst the project was still based in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Helen had spent a lot of time out in Thailand and ran a Thai Restaurant for over 15 years. Helen knew that she wanted to help the charity to continue their care of some of Thailand’s disadvantaged children and has been using her artwork and culinary skills to do just this.
Inspired by Helen’s passion for the charity, Fourbirdsaboating’s Founding Director Sarah wanted to find out more about the charity’s work, especially having visited Thailand before and having an aunt and uncle living on the border of Thailand and Cambodia. The team’s relationship with Thai Children’s Trust has gone from strength to strength over a period of 12 months, and the ocean rows will endeavor to raise funds for their work long term, as well as raising the charity’s profile, and providing the 2000 or so disadvantaged children it supports across Thailand, with access to the free online classroom.
On the journey from Australia to the UK post Pacific Ocean row, the team will spend time visiting the young people across Thailand, filming them and sharing a little of Thai culture with international students via the online classroom.
Thai Children’s Trust focuses its work on disadvantaged and disabled children in Thailand, supporting projects in Pattaya, Rayong, Nong Khai in the north east, the tsunami area in the south and Burmese refugees in the west of Thailand.
Thai Children’s Trust helps children at risk, children with HIV/Aids, children with disabilities and refugees – providing a home, an education and a future for some 2,000 children, and reaching out to thousands more through health and nutrition projects.
If you would like to contribute to the funds we are raising for Thai Children’s Trust, please donate here. Alternatively, why not raise funds for the charity whenever you shop online, via Easyfundraising.