Blue Dragon International Overseas Aid Fund

Rally Indochina 2018 - Todd Irish

I know there are many personal, local and domestic requests for donations and I appreciate you considering supporting one so far from home. 


WHAT’S HAPPENING: For my 50th birthday I decided to do something special and when I saw this Rally announced, which raises awareness and funding to fight Child Trafficking in Northern Vietnam, the choice was easy.

YOUR DONATION: Via my participation in the rally I have set a goal to raise money for Blue Dragon’s anti-trafficking work in northern Vietnam. Funds raised go towards construction of schools, housing, food, counselling, community activities, and construction of roads in remote areas. By making a donation and sponsoring me, together we can give these children a safer and brighter future. I have funded all the costs of participating myself so that your 100% of your donations will go straight to Blue Dragon.

THE RIDE: I will be riding a World War II era 650cc Russian Ural motorbike over 1,200kms over 10 days through Northern Vietnam. Yet the rally is much more than just a ride.  During the rally we will experience life via homestays, learning about life, work, food and perseverance in the rugged reaches of Northern Vietnam.  One highlight of the rally will be a visit a remote kindergarten built by Blue Dragon.

THE CHARITY: Blue Dragon is an Australian charity that has been rescuing children in crisis in Vietnam since 2003. Their extensive program includes the rescue of trafficked children from sweatshops, brothels and forced marriages, re-uniting them with their families, and providing the practical support and counselling they need to rebuild their lives. Blue Dragon’s strength lies in its individualized approach to each child, something it is able to do due to its experience and commitment which is executed by a staff of 70 full-time employees.

THE DETAILS: I will start the Rally in Hanoi in May 2018 and will head deep into the northern mountains along some of Vietnam’s best motorbike roads in a region known for its diverse ethnic groups, historical significance and stunning scenery. Unfortunately, traffickers are also very active in the area, tricking hundreds of the most vulnerable children and young women into leaving their families for the promise of a better life. Since 2006, Blue Dragon has found and rescued nearly 700 children and your support will help protect and rescue more!

To date, Blue Dragon has: 

Rescued 703 people from trafficking

Represented 60 people in court cases

Sent 4,738 kids back to school & training 

Provided shelter to 456 girls & boys 

Placed 244 teens in jobs 

Served 465,144 meals 

Built 87 homes for families 

Reunited 450 runaways with their families 

Obtained legal papers for 10,248 people 

Played 2,291 games of soccer!


Thank you for your support!

Todd bluedragonvietnam


Contact Details

PO Box 176

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