It is Lawrence S. Ting Charity Walk in HCM City

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2019 14:30

Thousands of people are expected to join the 14th Lawrence S. Ting Charity Walk to be organised in HCM City by the Phu My Hung Development Corporation on January 12.

Dubbed “Buoc Chuan Chia Se” (Sharing Footsteps) this year, the race will begin at 6.30am at The Crescent area in the Phu My Hung City Centre in District 7, and will be shown live on HTV.

Phu My Hung said the event is aimed at raising funds to help disadvantaged people during the Lunar New Year, and it helps spread a “sharing spirit” in the community.

Press conference launching Lawrence S. Ting Charity Walk 2019 in HCM City

Since it began in 2006 the Lawrence S. Ting Charity Walk has attracted 182,000 participants and raised nearly VND29 billion from corporates and individuals.

This year it has so far raised VND3 billion.

It has received support from Tan Thuan Company Ltd., Sino-Pacific Construction Consultancy Company Ltd., Hiep Phuoc Power Company, Kyta Company Ltd., Lawrence S. Ting School, …

Vu Xuan Duc, deputy director of Phu My Hung Development Corporation makes a speech at the press conference launching the charity walk

Earlierly, organisers and local authorities visited four households in the districts of Binh Chanh, Nha Be, 7, and 8 that have climbed out of poverty thanks to the Lawrence S. Ting Charity Walk.

Through local funds for the poor, the programme has provided financial support to many families. Thanks to this, their living standards have improved.

Nguyen Thi Phuong of District 4 is among the beneficiaries, having received an industrial sewing machine.

She said: “I worked at a processing zone. The income of around VND3.5 million per month was too little for my family with two children of school age. Since I got the sewing machine, I have been able to do extra work at home in the evening. The work brings me an additional VND40,000-70,000 a day and so our living standard has improved. I am very happy.”

Thousands of people joined the 13th of Lawrance S.Ting Charity Walk

The organisers said the walk would be very different this year and feature cheerleaders to pep up the participants.

Participants who donate VND120,000 or more will receive a T-shirt and enter a lucky draw offering an LED TV, a Lock&Lock air fryer, a Sharp fridge, a fan… totally over VND70 million.

In 2006 the Phu My Hung Marathon had its name changed to Lawrance S. Ting Charity Walk in memory of the former chairman of the Central Trading & Development Group.

Sponsors of Lawrance S.Ting Charity Walk:

Mai Linh Group, Vina Taxi, Phu Hung Insurance Joint Stock Company, Phu Hung Life Insurance Joint Stock Company, Phu Hung Securities Corporation, Suntory Pepsico Vietnam, Hoa Binh Construction Group, Tacheng Metal Company Ltd, Motives Vietnam Company, New Life Service Trading Company Ltd, LOCK&LOCK, Crescent Mall shopping centre and others.


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