Join us in raising $1million to support our kids futures
Starting on the 1st of December 2024, the Founder of Australian charity Hands Across the Water, Peter Baines OAM, will embark on a 1400km run. The “Run to Remember” will leave from the town of Yasothon in the North East of Thailand and continue for the following 26 days to the town of Takua Pa in the South. Peter will be joined on this epic run by his good mate and long time supporter of Hands, Greg Wallace. In 2018, Greg ran from Bangkok to Khao Lak in support of Hands.
Peter and Greg will be running a daily average of 60kms over the 26 days to reach their destination of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami memorial. The timing of their arrival, the 26th of December 2024, will coincide with the 20 year anniversary of the event that claimed and changed so many lives.
To the best of our knowledge we believe that Peter and Greg will be the first to run the 1400kms from Baan Home Hug the home supported by Hands in Yasothon, to Baan Tharn Namchai the home hands built in Takua Pa. It is with certainty that no Australian has ever run this route. The run will be a one-off event timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the tsunami. Peter has elected to undertake this ambitious goal to celebrate his own 20 year commitment to the people of Thailand that started with his deployment as a forensic specialist in the days after the tsunami to lead both the Australian and International teams in the identification of the victims who died.
Meet the kids who will benefit from your support
Your generous gift ensures that Tong Kla, facing the challenge of disability and the likelihood of never living independently, receives the essential care he needs to thrive.
Your donation can pave the way for Wawa’s future by providing a university scholarship for her to pursue her dreams.
Your support is an investment in the dreams of young individuals like Meen, who aspire to study language for a future in tourism and hospitality.
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If your organisation would like to dive deeper and support an event that enhances your brand, then download our sponsorship prospectus and connect with Peter to discuss the potential possibilities.