$50,559 of $38,400 goal

Raised by 180 people in 29 months
Scott Kirkham
for Vinacapital Foundation
Hi, my name is Scott Kirkham and I am asking you to help me save the lives of 32 disadvantaged children here in Vietnam. These children suffer from congenital heart disease. They are in desperate need of lifesaving heart surgery organised by Heartbeat Vietnam, but sadly their families cannot afford the cost to save them. The lifesaving surgery these children need costs $1,200 USD per child, but the families of these children only earn $50 per month, without our help these children will die a slow and painful death and their families will have to helplessly watch.

With your help I want to prevent this from happening. To raise the money required for these 32 children to have surgery, I will cycle 1,600km in 16 days across Vietnam to save these 32 little lives. The ride will take place in September 2016.

My goal is to raise 38,400 USD for the surgery needed for these 32 children, every dollar and cent donated will go directly to these children for the surgery they desperately need. Together, hopefully we can raise more than this amount and save more children as there are hundreds of disadvantaged children here in Vietnam who are in need of this surgery.

Will you help by donating now? Together we can save the lives of 32 children in need.

Regular updates on our progress will be posted on our Facebook page,
If you would like to know more about Heartbeat Vietnam, please visit their website, it is a non profit organisation and 100% of the money we generate together will go to the children’s surgery.

If you would like to know more about me, well, I am a simple guy who is a husband, a dad to two healthy young children (thankfully), and I just want to make a difference to help save the lives of some very sick children here in Vietnam.

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Your calling. An emotional day. Huda campaign & 1 big cheque.
Check out the final blog of Cyclefor16 at...

Signing off... for now.

Thank you all so so much for your support, generosity and kind hearts, I am forever grateful. You have truly made a difference and saved the lives of over 60 disadvantaged children this year.

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Hi everyone, through donations received on gofundme and through our Heartbeat VND bank account, together we have now raised enough money to provide 58 disadvantaged children with the life saving heart surgery they desperately need. The amount we have raised thus far is $70,000 USD, equivalent to over 1.5bn VND, an incredible amount and only possible because of your huge generosity and incredibly kind hearts.
On behalf of the 58 children and their families, and on behalf of myself and Heartbeat Vietnam, thank you. You have made a huge difference this year to children in very desperate need of help and you are saving a life.

I have completed day 10 of the ride, covering 1,226.9km of this beautiful country. Each day is an adventure and a couple of days ago I was fortunate to meet 15 children in Danang hospital receiving heart surgery, if you would like to learn more about this or keep up to date with our progress, please read the short story of each day on my blog

Thank you so much once again, I truly can't say it enough.

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Please meet Hoang, I am proud to say Hoang is the first child to receive the life saving surgery he needs due to your generous donations to our cycle for 16 initiative. Thank you for making a difference and saving his life. Together we have almost raised 1 BILLION VND, equivalent to $44,000 USD, an incredible amount, far beyond what I thought possible when we started this journey, and an amount which will save the lives of another 36 children in desperate need of help. Today was a very special day, and we are grateful to the national TV channel HTV for wanting to showcase our initiative and create further national awareness of Heartbeat Vietnam. I will post this link once it airs next week. Once again, thank you for your incredible support and generosity and please keep sharing our cycle for 16 initiative.
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Hi everyone, thanks to your incredible and very generous donations we have so far raised over $35,000 USD, enough to save the lives of 26 children. Thank you so much, and please know, every family we meet who we are helping thanks you, they thank you for actually doing something, for helping to save their children and for helping Vietnamese people who desperately need help.

The bike route is now complete, I start from Hanoi on the 3rd September, please check out the Facebook page for more details And please message me if you would like to join all or a part of the ride. It will truly be an amazing experience.

The training is going well - tough! but going well... I can't wait for my extra padded shorts to arrive!! :) I've uploaded this video to show you some of the incredible sights I see on my training ride, Vietnam is truly a wonderful country with beautiful people, wherever I go I am greeted with waves and big smiles as you will see from this video - it makes the training an absolute pleasure.

Once again, on behalf of the families and their children, thank you. I will post further updates on our progress each week.

Incredible people & country
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$50,559 of $38,400 goal

Raised by 180 people in 29 months
Created May 28, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Vinacapital Foundation
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The Daniels Family
23 months ago

Well Done Kirky Jame, Niamh, Aoife, Eleni & Essie xxxxx

Tony Hamilton-Bram
24 months ago

Great job Scott and very well done to You mate.

25 months ago

Huge well done Scott...all the best

Huong Hung
25 months ago

Thank you Huong and thank you Scott for making a difference to so many lives

Victoria Cheuk
25 months ago

Such a meaningful act, surely will support!

Scott Henriksen
25 months ago

Amazing effort pal, for a fantastic impactful cause.

Hunongs Jewelry Hoi An Hunong
25 months ago

What a wonderful, inspirational effort well done. Jane

Hanh Huynh
25 months ago

The beat of the heart will never end

Chris & Lou
26 months ago

Congrats. Great cause.

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