Over the Christmas period Concorde International took part in the national Big Give Christmas Challenge. The Big Give Christmas Challenge is a fundraising event where donations are matched by big international companies, small enterprises and individual benefactors. The Christmas Challenge 2013 raised an amazing £11 million ($18.6million) for charities across the world. Concorde International chose to support the Thai Children’s Trust as this is a charity Concorde have supported over a number of years.
The Thai Children’s Trust provides vital support to a number of projects which help vulnerable and deprived children in Thailand. It is the largest UK charity which focuses on Thailand and is involved in development schemes in Pattaya, Rayong, Nong Khai, as well as the South and West of Thailand. They support thousands of children all over Thailand: orphans, children with disabilities, street kids, children with HIV/AIDS, and refugees. The money raised enables them to house children, feed them and send them to school. It buys life-saving medicine and specialist care. And it also pays for those small, yet vital things which are part of childhood: days out at the swimming pool, camping trips, toys and clothing.
The Thai Children’s Society met the target of £60,000 (almost $100,000) during the Big Give Christmas Challenge with contributions from a range of donors, individuals and companies including Concorde International.
This money will go directly to a develop a Centre of excellence for Children with Special Needs. It will offer physical therapy, individual development and education plans, education and vocational training for children, and family support for over 300 families in Pattaya, Thailand. The centre will also provide outreach services to a larger number of children in the area, offering Community Based Rehabilitation and support.
We at Concorde International we take our Social Responsibility as a company very seriously, recognising the challenges and hardships experienced by many young people around the world and how we may seek to assist them towards life changing opportunities. Concorde International often takes part in fund raising events such as Save the Children/Typhoon Appeal, MacMillan’s World’s biggest Coffee Morning and sponsored marathons….we couldn’t do it without all our wonderful students and staff here at the Study Centre!