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NOCC hand over funds from half marathon

A total of US$6,000 raised by entry fees in the fourth edition of the Phnom Penh International Half Marathon, which was held on June 15 along the streets of the capital, was donated to Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital yesterday morning by the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia during a ceremony presided over by Tourism Minister and NOCC president Thong Khon.

“The donation from the NOCC is not about political profit, but charity and compassion,” said Kantha Bopha deputy director Denis Laurent. “Although the amount isn’t much, it’s from 4,000 half-marathon participants which shows [how] popular the event is. Our total donations [this year] now stands at approximately $1 million – we spend about $40 million a year,” he added.

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