The 9th Lawrence S.Ting Charity Walk will take place on January 11 in Phu My Hung Urban Area of District 7, Ho Chi Minh City.

According to the organsers, 11,500 people have registered to walk the walk with donations of over 1.2 billion VND (roughly 60,000 USD) as by Dec. 26.

For the purpose of raising fund for poor people in the city, the charity walk has to date collected more than 14 billion VND, including 2.4 billion VND in 2013.

The organiser, the Phu My Hung Company, has eagerly taken part in other community-target programmes, such as granting Lawrence S.Ting scholarships to local students with poor living conditions, and donating wheelchairs to the disabled and medical equipment to hospitals nationwide.-VNA