Bamboo Travel to Walk tall for Friends in Myanmar
By: Bamboo Travel
The 206km distance reflects the distance between Bagan and Mandalay along the banks of the Irrawaddy River.
Comments Robin Ball, Director of Bamboo Travel: "Many of the people worse affected are simple, family-run businesses, that supply goods and services to hotels and tourists.
"In an effort to help in some small way, we have started fundraising to support the low-income workers of Bagan, such as the rickshaw drivers, horse cart drivers and boatmen.
"Currently we have raised £1400, and we'd like to thank everyone who has contributed so far. Our aim is to hit £3,500 and are hoping to achieve this target with a Bamboo team sponsored walk – in the depths of mid-winter!"
Members of the Bamboo Travel team will undertake the six-day walk – along with moral support from friends and family – and the quest will start on 11th January 2022.
Daily updates on progress will be shared on social media and friends are encouraged to follow the team on Facebook and Instagram.
Updates on the walk, and the money raised, will also be shared on Bamboo Travel's e-newsletter.
All donations, no matter how small (or big!), will be gratefully received and will go to providing basic food requirements for around 330 households of rickshaw drivers, horse cart drivers and boatmen in and around Bagan.
A typical food parcel will contain 10kg of rice, one litre of cooking oil, and 10 eggs as well as other household essentials such as garlic & ginger. The average costs for each parcel costs US$11 and this will go a long way to feeding families who are in desperate need now.
To sponsor the Bamboo Travel team, CLICK HERE (https://www.gofundme.com/
Mick Thompson, Travel Dog PR