As you should be aware, I’m doing a charity walk in aid of Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation in August/September this year. A couple of nights ago I mentioned this to Mike, one of the owners of the Hanoi Backpacker’s Hostel. Mike was a) drunk and b) generous and straight away said “put us down for 200 bucks”.
True to his word and despite Max, the other owner and definitely the guy who knows how to wheel and deal blowing a fuse (kidding!), Mike invited Michael from Blue Dragon over and handed him the cash. Mike is on the left of the picture, Michael on the right. So now I have to do the walk or Mike’ll be after a refund!
The money is effectively already spent. A few months ago, the Foundation successfully put a young man through a drug rehabilitation course in Ho Chi Minh City. Recently, a friend of his in the same dire situation approached them and asked for help. This clinic is not cheap and the money kindly donated by Mike and Max will go towards paying for this.
So, thanks guys. And if I can promote the hostel any more than I’ve already been doing for the last 8-9 months, I’ll do it!