Sam Atukorala

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!

My Achievements

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Received first donation

Reached 50% of Fundraising Goal

Reached 100% of Fundraising Goal

Thank you to my Sponsors


Agile Insurance

All the best Sam


Herath Wataliyadda

Happy birthday Sam. It’s a truly inspiring move . Well done and best wishes


Ibby Munu

Keep up the good work Sam.


Katrina Close

A wonderful cause to help the kids


Jacinta Russell

Happiest of birthdays Sam.


Matt Walker

Better man than me, I would want presents!


Hashitha Dombagahawatta

Hi sam


Michael & Wulan Mamasis

Happy Birthday Sam…. This experience is going to change your life !


Linda Nieuwenhuizen

Happy birthday to my Fairley brother.


Manning Family

Wishing you all the best Sam & we hope you reach your fundraising goals.


Kim Okeeffe

Happy Birthday Sam


Sampath Kusumsiri

Happy 50th Birthday Sam ayya From Sampath & Saku


Rasith Wijesuriya

Happy birthday Sam aiya !!! From all of us


Mca Sports Australia

Wishing Sam All The Very Best!!


Peter & Maya

Happy Birthday Sam - big 50 - great year to be doing something special


Apsara Wimalasuriya

Best wishes


Jacinta And Rob Mccormick

Happy 50th Birthday Sam, hope you enjoy your evening.


Kosala Iddamalgoda

Many happy returns of the day Sam


Ranmali Kariyawasam

Wishing you to have the strength to have many more great things in future.




Jay Premarathna



Happy birthday Sam Ayyia. Very proud of what you are doing.


Meena Malla

Best Wishes Sam.


Sonia Priestly

Train hard Sam & go well supporting this great cause.


Satpal Singh Pty Ltd

From Balvinder Kaur



Wonderful humanitarian efforts Really appreciated