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Raising Dust, Eyebrows & Cash for Healthcare in Vietnam

Kiwi Gold Mining Execs Raising Dust, Eyebrows & Cash for Healthcare in Vietnam


DaNang, Vietnam, 26 February 2013: Four entrepreneurial sons of New Zealand will be riding the length of Vietnam this coming April to raise funds for much needed healthcare services for women and infants.

David, John, Paul and Richard Seton are leading The Great Honda 67 Ride (www.honda67ride.com) on 45 year old motorcycles along the Ho Chi Minh Trail from the northern capital of Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City at the southern tip of the South East Asian country.

The family has a long association with Vietnam, having set up the gold mining company Besra (www.besra.com) over a decade ago. The company has always had a strong commitment to improving the livelihoods of the local communities in which it operates.

Besra Executive Chairman, David Seton explains, “We see a real need for improved healthcare facilities near our two mine sites in the central Vietnam province of Quang Nam. So we’ve set about raising funds by way of a 2,000 km charity motorcycle ride which starts in Hanoi on 10th April.

“We’ve partnered with the internationally renowned East Meets West Foundation (www.eastmeetswest.org) to deliver a three year program to reduce infant mortality and improve the health of expectant mothers.”

The ride will be done on the famous Honda 67 – a small 50cc motorcycle which was the first mass market bike in Vietnam, and credited with a major role in the development of modern Vietnam.

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