RUNTLC 2017 – We did it!

Over two consecutive Sundays in August, RUNTLC teams ran to raise money as part of our annual fundraiser – RUNTLC.  The amazing TLC team (30+ members) did the 10K race on August 6 as part of the Angkor Empire Marathon in Siem Reap — walking, jogging and dancing across the finish line.  And on August 13, a team of volunteers, supporters, friends and TLC’s Executive Director Billy Gorter ran in the 14K City2Surf fun run which goes from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach. 

Why do we run?

The short answer is: to raise unrestricted funds for This Life Cambodia — much needed funding that is not specifically tied to one of our six programs.  For some personal answers, read on.  And see photos below from both events.

“Some of the funds we raise will build much needed teacher housing in the remote community of O’Takok. Housing not only encourages teachers to work in this community but is also  used to house students who live far from the school and have a challenging journey along a jungle road. – Borany – Education Lead at TLC  

“After doing a legal internship with TLC we were able to play a part in the incredible work that TLC does. TLC needs funding to be able to keep changing lives and communities, and that is why we are running today”. Zoe, Olivia and Ali from University of Newcastle.

“As a Cambodian growing up in a developing country I have seen many organisations telling communities what they need. TLC is different, they listen to communities and support their ideas.” – Vichhay Chean

“As a family we’ve had the opportunity to travel to Cambodia on a few occasions. We have seen first hand the impact This Life Cambodia has had and we are running because we believe in supporting community lead initiatives that directly support communities in Cambodia”. – Paul Collins

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