Coins on Silom is an annual, high-profile fundraising event held by The Rotary Club of Bangkok South along a section of Silom Road.
During this unique day-long event, a broad strip of 3M red cloth tape is laid along the sidewalk on both sides of Silom Road and stands are prominently placed to display sponsor logos.
Rotarians and other volunteers accept donations from the general public and each donor is invited to place a symbolic ‘coin’ (actually a sticker), bearing the logo of one of our platinum sponsors, on the tape to symbolize their contribution.
Each year thousands of people from all walks of life take a few moments to contribute and help those in need.
3M Thailand has been the event sponsor for Coins on Silom for many years, contributing the red cloth and self-adhesive tape that is placed along Silom Road. Funds come from:
- Donations from the public on the day.
- Donations deposited into elephant money boxes distributed around Bangkok.
- Other donations by members, colleagues, friends and acquaintances.
Each year Coins on Silom raises well over 1 million Baht, all of which goes directly to our charity projects.
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Coins on Silom 2015 was held on Friday, 30 October 2015 and raised 1.6M Baht for our charity projects.
The 18th Annual Coins on Silom 2015 charity festival was a great success.
With the Rotary logo, our event sponsor 3M’s logo and those of our many sponsors visible along the full length of the sidewalk, the people on Silom were once again generous beyond measure, helping us to raise just over 280,000 Baht in street donations.
The weather was great, the crowds thick and with many of our fellow Rotarians, friends and family, along with Rotaractors and helpers from the Mercy Foundation the street was filled with fund raisers.
The opening ceremony held at the Crowne Plaza Lumpini Park BKK Hotel saw a good crowd welcome P Narain Suradejvibul, Mr Francis Hu, 3M MD and Rotary District 3350 Governor Chaivai Poonlapmongkol.
In addition to our event sponsor, 3M, this year we welcomed nine Platinum sponsors including BP-Castrol, Castool 180 Co., Ltd., Mittare Insurance, The Post Publishing Pcl., Suzuki Coffee, Sasin Graduate Institute, Timblick and Partners, Tune Insurance, Wall Street English. Our gold sponsors, a much longer lists includes another 20 companies who provide us with support or cash to be part of the day: Allied Pickfords – Thailand, Bartercard, The Big Chilli Co., Ltd, Brinks (Thailand) Limited, Crowne Plaza BKK Lumpini Park Hotel, G-ABLE, Harrow International School, Mandarin Oriental, McThai Co., Ltd., Oracle Thailand, RSM (Thailand) Ltd., SIGNITY (THAILAND) LTD., Thai Beverage Public Company Limited and United Center Co., Ltd.
It is also necessary to thank our Silver Sponsors AsiaOne International by Teck Hong Funeral, Bangkok Snow, dz Card, Forbears Freedom Wealth Management, Hong Kong Transpak Co,Ltd, Maybank Kim Eng, Mövenpick Hotel, Siam Knight Fund Management Securities. Stand Sponsors were Park Cuisine Co.,Ltd., Novatech, Pithan Panich, Roadhouse Barbecue, Siam Anglo Alloy, Seri Manop and Doyle, Trafalgar International Limited and Dr. Peter Jager.
All these sponsors, along with the Rotarians who helped with covering 77,000 Baht in expenses have helped us raise over 1,600,000 Baht net.
The committee needs to be thanked beginning with Khun Ratikorn Suekumnerd who not only helps to secure many of our gold sponsors, also looks after our permission needs. Rtn Adrian, as everyone knows, looks after manpower, Rtn Mike E, logistics, PP Don, opening ceremony and the street, Rtn Stuart, UC Building layout, Rtn Dougie, street support, Rtn Mark S, general support, PP Narinder Command Center and PDG Alex, co-chair.
Finally, the entire event would not have happened without the amazing support and hard-work put in by our club secretary, Khun Khob.
To everyone, many, many thanks, it was a great day and one that I believe brings us together as a club, one that helps to brand Rotary in Thailand and finally one that helps us raise 1.6M Baht to use in our many projects.