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, held this year on Friday, 29 January 2021 from 06.00 to 14.00, a broad strip of 3M red cloth tape was laid along the sidewalk on both sides of Silom Road and stands were prominently placed to display sponsor logos.
Rotarians and other volunteers accepted donations from the general public and each donor was 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 with as much as 230,000 Baht raised through their generosity.
3M Thailand has been the event sponsor for Coins on Silom for many years, contributing the red cloth and self-adhesive tape placed along Silom Road.
Funds come from:
● Donations from the public on the day
● Donations deposited into coin boxes distributed around Bangkok
● 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 raised 1.230,000 Baht for our charity projects.
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 Hotel saw a good crowd welcome Khun Khachit Chatchawanit – BMA Deputy 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: BP-Castrol (Thailand), Castool 180, I.G. Management (Suzuki Coffee), Sasin Graduate Institute and Timblick and Partners.
Our Gold Sponsors, a much longer lists includes another 13 companies who provided us with support or cash to be part of the day: Allied Pickfords Thailand, Bartercard (Thailand), The Big Chilli, Brinks (Thailand), Create Your Future Foundation, Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park Hotel, G-ABLE, I&V Bio, McThai, Panthera Group, RSM (Thailand), Thai Beverage and United Center.
It is also necessary to thank our Silver Sponsors: AccountingOne, AsiaOne International, Harrow International School Bangkok, Hong Kong Transpak, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, PTT, Samitivej, Siam Knight Fund Management Securities, ZI-ARGUS.
Stand Sponsors were Novatech, Pithan Panich, Roadhouse Barbecue, Siam Anglo Alloy, Seri Manop and Doyle and Trafalgar International.
All these sponsors, along with the Rotarians who helped with covering 102,000 Baht in expenses 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 (Volunteers), 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 Counting) and Rtn Patrick / PP Philip / PE Tim (PR and Photography) and of course, PP Mark B who led this year’s team.
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 1,230,000 Baht to use in our many projects.