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Trekking across Thailand for fun and charity

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Hands Across the Water’ are offering a trek through the jungle and coastal forest region of Khao Sok, Thailand.

The experience promises to be both amazing and life changing.

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You will have the opportunity to connect with the children and staff at our Baan Tharn Namchai home before embarking on a challenging and breathtaking expedition.

You will form a bond with group members as we support and encourage one another through to the end.

There will be stunning scenery, adventure, laughs, good times, personal challenges and a very rewarding journey amidst the feelings of good you are doing for the children.

The dates for the Trek will be 15 January to 23 January 2017.

What’s included?

  • 9 nights’ shared accommodation from 15/01/17 to 23/01/17 inclusive
  • All meals from dinner on 15/01/17 to breakfast on 24/01/17
  • Porter to carry your main luggage (limit of 12kgs)
  • An official trek t-shirt, hat and walking socks
  • Individual fundraising page
  • Australian based trek co-ordinator
  • English speaking Thai tour guides
  • Trekkers information e-newsletters prior to ride

Your fundraising commitment

To participate in the trek, you must raise AUD $5,000.
Every cent goes towards improving the lives of the kids we support. (You also need to cover your flights.)

Don’t worry – we will help you find your fundraising feet.

Applying to trek

After you apply you will be invited to pay the deposit to confirm your position.  From there you will receive a link to create your own unique fundraising page and your journey is underway!

Cost to trek

AUD $1,695 per person

Please Note:  a $500 deposit is payable on registration and the balance payment of AUD $1,195 is payable on
01 September 2016.

Monthly payment plans are available for the balance payment.
Email Jenny at finance@handsacrossthewater.org.au to arrange.

Click here for more information about the Trek

Background Notes: Hands Across The Water

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Introducing Hands

Hands Across the Water is an Australian, New Zealand and Thai charity that gives at-risk Thai children and their communities a helping hand. Our projects are tailored to meet local communities’ needs – for the long term. As part of our fundraising we provide shared experiences for our supporters to engage in our work.

The beginning

In 2004, countless Thai children were left alone and homeless by the Boxing Day tsunami. Former police forensic specialist Peter Baines, working with the tsunami disaster victim identification team, was deeply touched by the number of children left homeless and alone by the natural disaster. He was inspired to establish an organisation that could make a real difference. In late 2005, a team of committed individuals with the desire to help others formed Hands Across The Water.

Why we’re different

  • Our care comes without conditions
  • We don’t seek to impose a religion or belief system upon those we support
  • We give children the chance to grow according to their own beliefs and traditions

We’re small, but we do amazing work.

We’re a team of committed individuals who have joined forces to donate our time and skills to help Thailand’s children and their communities.

100% of donations goes to the kids and their communities. No donors’ money goes to administration. Or staff costs. Or marketing. Or fundraising.

Hands today

We support nearly 300 children in multiple locations across Thailand.

  • Baan Tharn Namchai, Khao Lak
  • Home Hug, Yasothon
  • Home Hug, Surin
  • The New Life Project,t Kanchanaburi
  • The New Life Project, Chumphon
  • Baan Nam Khem community centre and Tsunami Refuge at Khao Lak
  • PAMA House, Chanthaburi

{Source: ‘Hands Across the Water’ Australia-Media Relations}
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[Photo credits-featured image: Floating Huts, Khao Sok National Park – By David Wilmot from Wimbledon, United Kingdom (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons]
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