PADS Adaptive Dragonboat Racing Team

Update posted by Natalie Khoury On Jun 13, 2019

Donations Update:

Thanks to everyone for your support and patience while we work to rectify this situation. Transport bookings - These have been successfully cancelled with no financial loss. Accommodation - We have confirmed with the hotel that although a deposit has been paid (by PADS) this is transferable for their next booking for the International Races in 2020. So there is no financial loss. The situation is now clear and very simple; MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED. Unfortunately, your donations will not be 100% refunded as this site does take a % cut as soon as a donation is made. There might also be charges from your receiving bank which we cannot affect. Thanks again to all of you, what a crazy few days! David, Natalie, Jeanette and all at Seagods

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Update posted by Natalie Khoury On Jun 12, 2019

Dear PADS supporters; It is with great regret that we have to inform you PADS have CANCELLED their trip on safety grounds due to the civil unrest in Hong Kong. It’s too much of a risk for them to visit at this time. It has been announced by the organisers that the event is cancelled this weekend please see here on their website https://hkidbr.sportsoho.com/en. PADS are understandably very sad that they can’t make it and would like me to extend their gratitude to all of you for your generous donations . They will be racing at the World Championships in Thailand this August and will also plan to visit Hong Kong for the Internationals next year. Right now we are looking at what the next steps are regarding the funds raised via this page. We have reached out to GoFundMe for their advice and we will update you once we hear back from them. We have been humbled by what the paddling community and PADS supporters from far and wide have been able to achieve over the last 48 hours. It's truly remarkable that we could raise so much money in such a short space of time. It's testament to the selfless nature of each and every one of you and for this we thank you. Much Love, David, Natalie, Jeanette and all at Seagods x

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Update posted by Natalie Khoury On Jun 12, 2019

Thank you so so much for all of your donations - we are so in awe of all of your generosity, and are truly touched by this. As you may already have heard, due to the protests that are still going on in Central and Admiralty, the Hong Kong Tourism Board has announced that it will cancel the International dragon boat races at the Hong Kong harbour happening this weekend, 14-16 June (see announcement attached). We do not yet know whether they will reschedule the races to next weekend. We are at this stage holding our breaths to see what PADS can do - they are trying their very best to negotiate refunds for air tickets and accommodation. They may still come to Hong Kong if this cannot be negotiated. Of course we do not wish for these funds to go to waste - we will update again once we have more information!

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Update posted by Natalie Khoury On Jun 11, 2019

A huge thank you to Jeannette for calling up 6 bus companies to get quotes and make sure that all PADS paddler needs would be met while being transported. After looking at all quotes and speaking with all companies to better understand the services they provide, we will be booking buses with Flying Eagle! Costs are attached so everyone will be able to see how much of the raised funds will be allocated to a certain bus on any given day.

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Oh my G guys you are amazing! This makes me even prouder to be part of the dragon boat community, you rock! Let me know if I can assist in another way. #smugz2004 #smugzhongkong

Alexandra Guitelmann

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Update posted by Natalie Khoury On Jun 11, 2019

Thank you for those that have donated to support our cause in gathering enough funds to help PADS pay for transportation through the entirety of their stay here in Hong Kong. And update from us here: we have received all paddler's flight itineraries and have been able to plan out how many buses and at what times they will be needed. Please find that schedule below. We will keep you all up to date on the bus costs and other funding needs we may face! Thank you all again for your generosity.

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Just give it your all!

Elie Khoury

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#smugzinhongkong

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Nic Martin

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Good luck on your race and go grrrreen, happy to participate in helping your tram achieve a zero waste race! Enjoy HK and this race, see you hopefully on the water soon! Alex

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Backed with $200.00 On Jun 10, 2019

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