Changing Lives: Hands Across the Water Ride 2019
In April 2019 Anthony Green, co-founder of Tiger Tribe, will be taking part in a charity bike ride in Thailand with Hands Across the Water.
Covering 500km in 5 days, Ant and team will journey into Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province, the site of the infamous Death Railway and Bridge over the River Kwai.
The ride finishes at the New Life Project were Ant and other team riders will meet with the children who benefit directly from the funds raised, seeing first-hand
the difference their effort has made to so many lives.
To qualify for the ride, each participating individual is required to raise $5000 for Hands Across the Water.
100% of all donations go directly to the children in Thailand.
Hands Across The Water, was originally formed after countless Thai children were left alone and homeless by the 2004 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 affected by the natural disaster and was inspired to establish an organisation that could make a real difference.
Nearly 14 years later, Hands has raised more than $20 million for the children and communities in Thailand and now cares for more than 350 children throughout the country.
The charity’s success is uniquely based on the creation of meaningful shared experiences for everyone involved with Hands – experiences that truly provide food for the soul. The ride that Ant is completing is just one of these experiences.
100% of the money raised by the team goes towards providing food, shelter, education, accommodation and opportunities for several hundred Thai children and their communities. The children come from three main scenarios:
- Their parents have died
- They are abandoned
- They have no family willing or able to care for them
The connect with Hands Across the Water is particularly powerful for Ant because his son Joel was born on the 26 December 2004, the day of the Boxing Day Tsunami. Hearing Peter Baines present at a conference earlier this year, Ant was moved when the room was asked, “When was the last time you did something to nourish your soul.” It was at that moment he decided to commit to this ride.
“The ride will present me with many personal challenges — not least of which, making sure I am fit enough to complete!,” says Ant, “But most importantly will help raise funds to provide a home and valuable education to abandoned and at-risk children in Thailand.”
If you would love to help Ant raise this money please pop over to his fundraising page here
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