Walk raises VND2.4 billion for the poor

More than 13,500 people, both Vietnamese and foreigners, took part in the 7th Lawrence S.Ting Charity Walk at Phu My Hung residential area in Ho Chi Minh City on January 7.

The 2km walk raised more than VND2.4 billion for poor people in Ho Chi Minh City suburbs to welcome the upcoming traditional Lunar New Year festival (Tet).

The annual charitable event has been held since 2006 with the aim of helping disadvantaged people have a warm and happy Tet holiday. A total of nearly VND11.5 billion has been raised through the past seven charity walks.

Nguyen Bich Phuong, a jogger, said everyone is very happy to join the walk and  bring happiness to those less fortunate. She said she hopes more such charity programmes will be held in the future.