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Yummy Canadian cakes raise money

ahc_fundraiser_danielWe are extremely lucky to have an awesome team of supporters all over the world who raise funds for Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC). But Daniel Johnston of Vancouver, Canada is one of our youngest supporters, and we were thrilled to hear he helped raise US$1,541.50 for us. Go Daniel!

Back in January 2013 Daniel visited AHC’s Satellite Clinic with his father and this trip inspired him to help raise money to buy additional beds. To do this, Daniel decided to arrange a bake sale at his school, St. George’s Boys School, not only to fundraise, but also to raise awareness of AHC – at the same time providing tasty treats for his classmates!

“’I am really interested in inspiring kids to help other kids, and there are so many ways to do it and help others around the world!  The best is by spreading the word and sharing your ideas with friends, family and classmates. The most important one is telling all the parents you know that they absolutely must visit the Angkor Hospital for Children if they go to Siem Reap. They will learn so much, like I did,” says Daniel.

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The bake sale raised US$1,241.50 and to show support, his uncles and aunts: Thomas, Deanne, Diane and Dr. William donated a further US$300 for two neonatal beds. Daniel’s efforts were also were recognized by his school where he received the George Shield Award award for ‘outstanding service’ in front of 200 people.

Thanks Daniel, you are an inspiration to other young people out there, and really show us all how kids in Canada can help kids in Cambodia.

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