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, to be held this year on Friday, 3 November from 06.00 to 14.00, 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 2016 was held on Thursday, 1 December 2016 and raised 1.2M Baht for our charity projects.
The 19th Annual Coins on Silom 2016 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 200,000 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, 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 Krin Charnmaytesakul, Khun Napaporn Ratanasaenghirun, 3M MD and Rotary District 3350 Governor Jason Lim.
In addition to our event sponsor, 3M, this year we welcomed five Platinum sponsors including BP-Castrol, Suzuki Coffee, Sasin Graduate Institute, Timblick and Partners, Wall Street English. Our gold sponsors, a much longer lists includes another 12 companies who provide us with support or cash to be part of the day: Allied Pickfords Thailand, Bartercard (Thailand) Ltd., The Big Chilli Co., Ltd., Brinks (Thailand) Limited, Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park Hotel, G-ABLE Co., Ltd., Mandarin Oriental Hotel , McThai Co., Limited, Oracle Corporation (Thailand) Co., Ltd., RSM (Thailand) Ltd., Thai Beverage Public Company Limited, United Center Co., Ltd
It is also necessary to thank our Silver Sponsors AsiaOne International by Teck Hong Funeral, Cadeaux Jewelry Hong Kong Transpak Co,Ltd, and Siam Knight Fund Management Securities. Stand Sponsors were Castool 180 Co., Ltd., Novatech Co., Ltd., Rtn Ola Holmgren, Pithan Panich Ltd., Roadhouse Barbecue Co., Ltd., Siam Anglo Alloy Co., Ltd., Seri Manop and Doyle Ltd., Trafalgar International Limited and also the magnificent and extremely generous gift by Khun Pichanya Kanchanaporn and her friends raised close to Baht 250,000.
All these sponsors, along with the Rotarians who helped with covering 72,000 Baht in expenses have helped us raise over 1,200,000 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 Topham, as everyone knows, looks after manpower, Rtn Mike Elles, logistics, PP Don Lavoie, opening ceremony and the street, Rtn Stuart Lucani, UC Building layout, Rtn Dougie Riach, street support, Rtn Mark Shaw, general support, PP Narinder Sachdev Command Center and PDG Alex Mavro, 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 1.2M Baht to use in our many projects.