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'Walk for Children' to be held in Bangkok on Earth Day

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Thursday, 12 April 2007

Accor and ECPAT are organising the forth charity walk rally in Bangkok’s Lumpini Park on Sunday 22 April as part Accor’s global effort for its ‘Earth Guest Day 2007’ focus on sustainable development for future generations.

For this year up to 1,000 people are expected to attend the ‘Walk for Children 2007’, with an ambitious target of over 500,000 Baht (US$12,200) set, including sponsorships, with proceeds donated to ECPAT. This would double the donation of the 2005 walk receipts, which attracted over 500 participants with 1,000 tickets sold and raised over 250,000 baht for a worthy cause.

The ‘Walk for Children 2007’ starts at 9.00 a.m. at Lumpini Park and is open to the public. Tickets are priced at 500 baht for adults and 250 baht for children under 12 and are available at all Accor managed hotels in Bangkok.

Tickets to the walk rally cover entrance to the event, a commemorate T-shirt and a chance to win one of many prizes on offer.

ECPAT International works to encourage the world community to protect children everywhere and ensure their fundamental right to live free from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation. It consists of a network of organizations and individuals working together towards this common goal. The ECPAT acronym stands for End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes.

Proceeds from the 4th Accor & ECPAT ‘Walk for Children’ charity event will go to the work of ECPAT International in Bangkok and ECPAT Foundation and its partners in Chiang Rai.

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