Father Ray Foundation
The local Regents School is a great supporter of the work of the Father Ray Foundation. Each year the students organise many different fund raising activities and recently they decided to do a sponsored event which would see the students covering the distance from Pattaya to Peru. The reason why Peru was chosen is that the Regents School has good relations with a similar international school in Lima. The total distance from Pattaya to the school in Peru is 19,225 and the children would walk, run, march, ride their bike, swim, use a scooter, roller skate or skateboard until their combined distance equaled the 19,225, and they would have four hours to complete. More than two hundred students and teachers took part and they were joined by students from the School for the Blind and the Vocational School for People with Disabilities. As the blind students were led around the course, the wheelchair bound students raced alongside the bike riders. Several students and staff from the Regents School also tried their hand at completing a lap of the course in a wheelchair, but for many they could not finish. However one young student who is wheelchair bound completed twenty five laps, a total of 10 Kms. As it was a sponsored event all the money raised will split into three and presented to purchase sports equipment at the Pattaya School for the Blind, Vocational School for People with Disabilities and the planned sports court at the Father Ray Children’s Village.