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March, 24 2014 14:00:00

Charity bike ride raises $70000

The trip collected US$70,000 from participants and donors to support the programme by the UK's Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU). — Photo dantri

DA NANG (Biz Hub) — Thirty-two cyclists from the UK on Saturday completed a 500-kilometre journey to raise funds for a training programme on neonatal care at the Da Nang Obstetrics and Paediatrics Hospital.

The trip collected US$70,000 from participants and donors to support the programme by the UK's Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU).

The British Ambassador to Viet Nam Dr Antony Stokes also participated in the last stage of the journey, from the Hai Van Pass to the hospital.

Last year, a 10-day cycle trip was organised from Lao Cai to Da Nang, covering 1,500 kilometres.

The event was organised by Newborns Vietnam, a UK-based charity which works to reduce neonatal mortality in Southeast Asia, with specific focus on Viet Nam. — VNS

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