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Bangkok to Bang Saphan Run

Post by Big Boy » 01 Dec 2016 08:38

I've been watching the start of the run on Thai News this morning, which is raising funds for Bang Saphan Hospital. Of course, I didn't understand much of what was being said.

Are any of you guys taking part? Either fund raising or running? Very surprised not to find anything about it on the forum.
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Re: Bangkok to Bang Saphan Run

Post by buksida » 01 Dec 2016 12:09

Nothing is ever marketed or promoted in Bangsaphan in English (and rarely in Thai) - it is worse than Hua Hin.

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Re: Bangkok to Bang Saphan Run

Post by Big Boy » 01 Dec 2016 14:51

buksida wrote:it is worse than Hua Hin.
Impossible :D

Seriously, if it's a fundraiser, I'd have thought they'd be looking for money from the expat community. Thais are not usually backwards in coming forward.
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Re: Bangkok to Bang Saphan Run

Post by bsb » 02 Dec 2016 06:39

big boy you are correct "thais are not backwards in coming forward" but damn if they aren't forward in going backwards also...lol

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Re: Bangkok to Bang Saphan Run

Post by migrant » 02 Dec 2016 06:54

Have not heard a word of this, nor seen any advertisements!! We drive by the hospital about 3 times a week.

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Re: Bangkok to Bang Saphan Run

Post by buksida » 02 Dec 2016 07:50

I've found more info on the Bodyslam website: http://www.bodyslamband.com/charity/

Updates on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bodyslamband/

Certainly nothing promoted locally though. Additionally the expat community of Bangsaphan are not known for their magnanimity!

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Re: Bangkok to Bang Saphan Run

Post by buksida » 08 Dec 2016 10:46

This is what has been raised so far ...
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Re: Bangkok to Bang Saphan Run

Post by Big Boy » 10 Dec 2016 08:14

That's pretty impressive. When I looked a few days ago, the total was standing at 7M Baht.
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Re: Bangkok to Bang Saphan Run

Post by Big Boy » 10 Dec 2016 18:48

It got better:
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Re: Bangkok to Bang Saphan Run

Post by buksida » 13 Dec 2016 09:59

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Re: Bangkok to Bang Saphan Run

Post by Big Boy » 13 Dec 2016 12:43

Yes, I heard the running shoes were sold for 1M Baht :shock:
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Re: Bangkok to Bang Saphan Run

Post by migrant » 13 Dec 2016 16:23

Let's hope it's put to good use! Been there a few times for the MIL and, well, no comment

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Re: Bangkok to Bang Saphan Run

Post by Big Boy » 14 Dec 2016 09:33

Maybe I'm cynical, but the timing is perfect for end of year bonuses :?
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Re: Bangkok to Bang Saphan Run

Post by migrant » 17 Dec 2016 06:40

Big Boy wrote:Maybe I'm cynical, but the timing is perfect for end of year bonuses :?
Exactly, TIT afterall

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