Doug Downer

I am raising money to support the children of Hands Across the Water because I believe that all children deserve to build a future full of possibilities, opportunities and dreams - a life of choice, not chance.

Hands Across the Water [Hands] started as a charity in response to the Boxing Day Tsunami. Now we support 350+ children living in 7 homes and projects across Thailand. 

The kids who come to live in a Hands home are there because they have no choice. This is often the result of one of three heartbreaking situations:

  • They have no known family to care for them
  • They have a family member who is known to them, but is unable to care for them
  • They are living in an unsafe environment and have been placed in our care by the police or government

Hands not only provides the life-saving necessities for the kids in our homes, they also support many families in an outreach program to help keep kids out of our homes.

Just as important as filling their bellies with healthy food and providing a safe bed to sleep in, with the support of amazing donors like you, the vision of Hands is to help these kids see the opportunities that lie before them, to see a life of choice.

My hope is that you will make the choice to join me in this experience and help me reach my personal fundraising goal. Please make a donation today to support these children and provide them with a better future. 

Together we can truly make a difference - Donate now!

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Reached 100% of Fundraising Goal

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Keep up the great work!


Zaffar Khan


Eden Exchange

Congratulations Doug Downer and team on this excellent. Well done from the team at Eden Exchange


Robert Stidham

Doug - so admire your support of Hands Across the Water!


Ready Fence


Piccolo Me

The Piccolo Me family is so proud of you and your accomplishments! Keep it up!


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Douglas Neagle

Well done, Doug! Glad to be able to donate for this fantastic cause.


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Stevie T

Terrific effort for a great cause, Doug!



I hope they have some hands free for that massage you are going to need after all this riding Doug :)


Peter Knight

Great stuff Doug, hope those legs hold out! Congratulations for your generous spirit and leading from the front with this, it’s a credit to you! All the best Peter


Richard Davies

Good Luck Doug your doing a awesome event and raising money for such a worthwhile charity ...


Matt Webb

Great work mate.


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James Mckaughan


Wendy Thomas

Well done Doug.


Ravikumar Chandrashekar

Great initiative


Georgina Turelli


Steohen Shailer