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Cross-country motorbike odyssey aims to help poor

Update: March, 19/2013 - 07:36

Photo: besra.com

DA NANG  (VNS)— David Seton, a New Zealander now living in Viet Nam, will lead a team of 15 on a 2,000km motorcycle journey across the country to raise money for healthcare.

They will make the trip, called Honda67, on a 1960 SS50 Honda from April 10 to May 1.

The journey, which will wind through 15 provinces and cites, aims to raise US$400,000 for women and infants' healthcare programmes in two poor districts of Phu Ninh and Phuoc Son in the central province of Quang Nam.

Seton, who is general director of Besra company, said the programme targets to provide equipment for health clinics for young babies and pregnant mothers in the poorest mountainous districts.

He said the programme has already raised $50,000 from donors around the world.

Seton, who has lived and worked in Viet Nam since 1989, said he wanted to help to local poor people.

Members of Honda67 clubs nationwide will join the team at provincial stops to promote the programme.

The SS50 Honda, known as Honda67 in Viet Nam, was revived by motorbike lovers in 2000. – VNS


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