On 2nd December 2012, Kate completed her first 42km marathon in Singapore. With a time of 4 hours and 58 minutes in the humidity and heat of Singapore, Kate cam 273rd out of 1,948 Female runners. Kate was truly delighted to complete the marathon and in doing so raise awareness and much needed funds fot The Camillian Social Centre. Kate's effort raised USD3,000 for the The Camillian Social Centre.
The details of Kate's run can be seen at the following link;
The Camillian Social Centre, www.camilliantakuapa.org , part of the St. Camillus Foundation of Thailand, is a non profit organization providing day care and rehabilitation for children with disabilities. The centre is 15 minutes drive from The Sarojin and is one of the projects supported by The Sarojin Khao Lak Community Fund. The centre provides day care for 20 children; ages range from 4 years to 16 years and disabilities include down’s syndrome, physical disabilities and autism. It is the only centre providing care for down’s syndrome in Phang Nga province.
The centre provides a free treatment program, combining an holistic approach of physical, mental, social activities and transports the children from and to their homes each day. The centre not only helps the children but also provides invaluable support to the families not least by allowing the parents and families to go to work and attend other daily activities. Kate Kemp, owner of The Sarojin, will compete in her first ever marathon, 42.2 km, in Singapore, Sunday 2 December 2012, and is raising awareness and money for the Camillian Social Centre through The Sarojin Khao Lak Community Fund.
Kate comments, ‘‘the Camillian Social Centre is a super facility and the children and families are extremely grateful for its existence and your support’’.
For ease donations will be made directly to the HSBC account of "WhiteKaps Resort Company Limited" the owner, developer and operator of The Sarojin, Thailand. All donations will subsequently be transfered to "The Sarojin Khao Lak Community Fund Account" in Thailand.
The Sarojin Khao Lak Community Fund
The Sarojin Khao Lak Community Fund was established prior to the opening of the resort and as a first response to the 26 December 2004 Tsunami.
As Executive Director, Andrew Kemp explains: "To date, in combination with our international contacts and partners we have been able to support a significant number of projects in Khao Lak, wider Phang Nga Province, Thailand and emergency relief in Myanmar (Burma) for cyclone Nargis in May 2008."
To date The Sarojin Khao Lak Community Fund has contributed to a number of projects, including: medical provision for prosthetic limbs; child care and orphanage support; school classroom buildings and equipment; road building and street lighting; animal welfare and supporting a full time veterinary surgeon; landscape replanting and regeneration; and boat yard and longtail boat building, restoring the local fishing fleet.
100% of The Sarojin Khao Lak Community Fund is distributed to community projects in Khao Lak, Phang Nga Province and recently Myanmar (Burma).
If you would prefer to make a donation or contribute to the fund directly please transfer or send a crossed cheque directly to the bank:
- Account Name: The Sarojin Khao Lak Community Fund
- Account Number: 247-1-12382-7 savings account
- Bank: Bank of Ayudhya
- Swift Address: AYUDTHBK
- Branch: 179 Petchkasem Road, Tumbon Taichang, Amphur Muang, Phang Nga, Thailand
Should you have any queries or questions relating to this fundraising effort or the community fund, please do not hesitate to contact us accordingly;
Kate Kemp e-mail: [email protected] (m) +65 91841308
Andrew Kemp e-mail: [email protected] (m) +65 91841309
Very very many thanks for your support.