So they arrived that Sunday exactly on time in An Phu. The last ride had been extremely hot, crossing the flat treeless Mekong Delta landscapes, totally deprived from the smallest bit of shade. A few kms before the finish, in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, pouring rain welcomed them home and kick starting the rainy season here.
Not only rain but a bunch of good friends showed up at the arrival venue La Plancha to cheer and make it a memorable event. Thank you all for coming over!
And now it’s time for the numbers.
We calculated Peter rode about 1100 km. (including the wrong turns and excluding 2 transfers by car and bus to get out of the city centre of Bangkok and Phnom Penh).
As of today you all donated 3964 USD !
This being almost enough to help 5 children have a live saving surgery.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Unfortunately I got a lot of messages from people who wanted to donate via the VCF website, but their credit card bounced back. Apologies for this inconvenience and let it not be a reason not to donate!
There is still an opportunity to donate until the end of this week, after that we give the money to Heartbeat and I will keep you posted how it is spend.
For the those living in Europe, you can transfer to our account :
IBAN: BE35 3200 4433 5437
Begunstigde : ARTS-PIRA Peter & Hedwig
HSBC The Metropolitan, 235, Dong Khoi Street, Dist.1 HCMC
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