Paul Dubrule in Siem Reap
NOVOTEL Bangkok on Siam Square’s new General Manager, David Baldwin, is inviting all BigChilli readers to help him raise funds for charity by sponsoring him on Accor’s Siam to Siem bike ride, which will start in Bangkok on October 19 and end in Siem Riep, Cambodia, on October 21.
Riding a total distance of over 400 kilometers, David and other Accor team members from across the globe will need to ride more than 125 kilometers per day – a task made all the more difficult thanks to tropical weather and tough roads.
Explains David: “Ten years ago Paul Dubrule, the co-founder of Accor, spent eight months crossing over 15,200 kms of land to ride from Paris to Angkor to initiate his personal project, Ecole d’ Hotellerie et de Tourisme Paul Dubrule in Siem Reap.
“He established the school to give young Cambodians who need a helping hand the training and qualifications necessary to contribute towards sustainable tourism in Cambodia. The bike odyssey was completed, the school was opened and started to receive its first intake of students.
“In those 10 years more than 1,200 students have been trained, while this year’s ride in celebration of the school’s 10th Anniversary will ensure that future Cambodian children can have this exceptional educational opportunity and start their careers in global hospitality.”
David and other riders will endure the physical challenge for a few days, but their efforts will contribute to the ongoing vision of the school so that the lives of needy children in Cambodia will benefit for a lifetime.
If you’d like to support David on his ride you can make a donation via www.fundraiseonline.com.au/DavidBaldwin. All money raised will be donated directly to the children.
For more information regarding the Siam to Siem Project see: www.siamtosiem.com