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, 2 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 2018 was held on Friday 2 November 2018 and raised 1.23M Baht for our charity projects.
The 21st Annual Coins on Silom 2018 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 230,000 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 Khun Khachit Chatchawanit – BMA Dep. Permanent Secretary, Khun Pakaporn Sanguansak – Bangrak District Director, P Dean Outerson, Khun Napaporn Ratanasaenghirun, 3M MD and Rotary Past District 3350 Governor Chaivai Poonlarpmongkol and our Platinum and Gold Sponsors.
In addition to our event sponsor, 3M, this year we welcomed five Platinum sponsors including BP-Castrol (Thailand) Limited, Castool 180 Co., Ltd., I.G. Management Co., Ltd. (Suzuki Coffee), Sasin Graduate Institute and Timblick and Partners Limited. Our gold sponsors, a much longer lists includes another 13 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, Create Your Future Foundation, Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park Hotel, G-ABLE Co., Ltd., I&V Bio Co., Ltd, McThai Co., Limited, Panthera Group, RSM (Thailand) Ltd., Thai Beverage Public Company Limited, United Center Co., Ltd.
It is also necessary to thank our Silver Sponsors AccountingOne Co., Ltd., AsiaOne International, Gotex Thailand, Harrow International School Bangkok, Hong Kong Transpak Co., Ltd., Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, PTT Public Company Limited, Samitivej Public Company Limited, Siam Knight Fund Management Securities Co., Ltd., ZI-ARGUS LTD. Stand Sponsors were Novatech Co., Ltd., Pithan Panich Ltd., Roadhouse Barbecue Co., Ltd., Siam Anglo Alloy Co., Ltd., Seri Manop and Doyle Ltd., Trafalgar International Limited.
All these sponsors, along with the Rotarians who helped with covering 102,000 Baht in expenses have helped us raise over 1,100,000 Baht net.
The committee needs to be thanked beginning with Coins Committee members for all of their hard work over the past weeks and months – Rtn Mike E / PP Krit (logistics), Rtn Adrian / Rtn Tyrone (manpower), Rtn Stefan / Rtn Dana (entertainment), PP Nigel (sponsors and booths arrangements), PP Narain (shirts), IPP Dougie and Rtn Steve W (set up), Peter U (accounting and coins counting) and Rtn Patrick / PP Philip / PE Tim (PR and photography). And of course, PP Mark B who led this well-oiled machine!.
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 1.23M Baht to use in our many projects.