Charity Cycle Adventure to begin in Central Highlands next week

By Khanh An, Thanh Nien News

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Cyclists in the 2014 Charity Cycle Adventure that raises donations to help Vietnamese disadvantaged children. Photo credit: Saigon Children’s Charity Cyclists in the 2014 Charity Cycle Adventure that raises donations to help Vietnamese disadvantaged children. Photo credit: Saigon Children’s Charity

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The 6th Annual Charity Cycle Adventure will run from November 27-29 from the Central Highlands to Nha Trang to raise money for poor children, the organizer Saigon Children’s Charity (SCC) said in a statement.
The course starts in Dak Lak Province's  beautiful town of Buon Me Thuot, traveling through the scenic town of Da Lat in Lam Dong Province and finishing in the popular beach resort of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province, SCC said.
“Although picturesque, this route is not for the faint-hearted... with its many steep hills, twisting roads and intense heat. In total, the route is approximately 300km long,” it said.
Tim Mullett, SCC director, is participating in this year's event.
“As the new director of SCC I flew to Da Nang last year to encourage the CCA riders up and over the Hai Van Pass. I was really inspired by the team’s commitment to make a difference, by their effort not only to ride for the three days but also to raise funds through individual sponsorship, and of course by the beauty of the views and the countryside.
“I undertook to do the ride myself this year and am excited to take part and raise funds for SCC. I think it will be very difficult and probably painful, but will all be worthwhile to help the children we support.”
SCC aims to raise US$50,000 this year.
Riders are tasked with raising a minimum of $500 each, and the funds will go directly to support the work of helping disadvantaged children in Vietnam.
The money raised will play a vital role in helping achieve SCC’s vision to eliminate poverty through education, according to SCC.
Started in 2010, the Charity Cycle Adventure has raised over $200,000 to help support disadvantaged children and young adults in Vietnam.
SCC was founded in 1992 to help disadvantaged children in Vietnam to escape from the cycle of poverty by giving them an education and a fair start in life. It has since built and renovated more than 300 classrooms, and supported more than 40,000 children and young people with scholarships and vocational training.

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