Tuesday 4 July 2017

Thank you Sponsors, Charities and Supporters!

And the final fundraising total for H2H 2017 is....$42,009.10!!!

Congratulations to ride leader Zak Kester and your team of cycling champions - fantastic job! All expenses were covered by the team and UK Gift Aid, meaning every $ donated went straight to our 5 amazing charities, providing access to education and healthcare for children in need across Vietnam:

Saigon Children's Charity
Blue Dragon Children's Foundation
Live & Give
ILA Community Network 

None of this would be possible without the kind donations from supporters around the world, the H2H sponsors, the local businesses giving raffle prizes and the charities themselves. HUGE H2H THANKS TO YOU ALL! 

In particular, H2H would like to thank the following for making the ride happen:

- Lead Charity Partner SCC for managing the online fundraising through Justgiving and all of H2H's media plan. Tim, Hong, Thuong and all the team - thanks, you rock!

- Lead Sponsor DHL, for the 6th year running, for providing a DHL support van and 2 drivers. Everyday, the drivers transported the team kit and assisted with navigation, drinking water, hotel bookings and safety advice. Massive thanks to the drivers Tan and Khang and to George,Truc, Mai Anh and all at DHL - you are brilliant! 

- GIANT Bicycles Vietnam for providing our expert bicycle mechanic Mr Hoa. Thanks Hoa, Ben, Nugyen and the GIANT team - you are awesome!    

- DYMAX engineering company, based in Singapore, for providing the largest corporate donation H2H has ever received: $5,000! Thank you to H2H rider Andrew Lacy and everyone at DYMAX for your incredible support!

- Saigon Outcast, for giving a sizeable cash donation and hosting our farewell party. 

- Family Medical Practice for providing free health training for all the H2H team.  

      - California Fitness & Yoga for providing free bicycle spinning classes for the team to get everyone fit and ready before the ride. Thanks Jas, Hue and all the California team!

      - Nutrition Depot for donating a huge amount of energy gels, nutrition bars and various other supplements to fuel us during the ride.
      In addition, the legendary Mr Cuong who drives our second support van and the equally legendary Jess Lawrie who designed and manages the H2H website:  http://h2hride.wixsite.com/vietnam. Thanks for all your help Cuong and Jess!

Once again, a HUGE THANK YOU to all our riders, sponsors, charities, supporters and volunteers for making H2H 2017 happen and spreading the love. That's it for this year. See you for the next ride in April 2018 :-)

Chris Rolls
H2H Manager

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