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Half-marathon proceeds passed to local charities

A total of $23,400 was handed out to seven local charity organisations and NGOs yesterday from funds generated by entry fees for the 18th Angkor Wat International Half Marathon, which was held in Siem Reap on December 1 last year.

National Olympic Committee of Cambodia secretary-general Vath Chamroeun and race organising committee chief Sem Phalla presided over the ceremony yesterday at NOCC headquarters, which saw the following amounts given to organisation representatives – $8,000 to the Red Cross, $2,600 to the Cambodia Trust, $2,400 to the Cambodian Disabled Athletics Federation, $2,400 to Golden Heart, $2,000 to Youth Conservation, $2,000 to the Sports Institute, $2,000 to the Angkor Orphan Organisation and $2,000 to Handicap International.

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