A group of leading hotels and resorts in Hua Hin, including Hyatt Regency Hua Hin and THE BARAI, recently held an important joint event to raise awareness about motorcycle safety among Thai schoolchildren.
Shocking figures show that less than seven per cent of Thai children wear helmets when riding on motorbikes with their parents. This means that every day, all across the country, more than 93 per cent of Thai children are risking their lives just by travelling to and from school.
In order to address this alarming statistic, 14 of Hua Hin’s top hotels joined forces on 14 September 2016, to organise the “Helmet Extravaganza” – a CSR event aimed at saving the lives of young people in Hua Hin and Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. Hotels taking part in the initiative included Hyatt Regency Hua Hin, Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa, Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, InterContinental Hua Hin, Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, Dusit Thani Hua Hin, Chiva-Som International, Putahracsa Hua Hin, SO Sofitel Hua Hin, G Hua Hin Resort & Mall, Banyan The Resort Hua Hin, and Amari Hua Hin.
The group photo of this Helmet Extravaganza event was taken at The Wave, the large outdoor event venue at Hyatt Regency Hua Hin, attended by an estimated 500 people, including the schoolchildren, representatives of the hotels and organisations and members of the media.
Additionally, the representatives from these hotels and organisations welcomed hundreds of local children from nearby for an engaging event aimed at delivering the message of motorcycle safety. A total of more than 1,000 motorbike helmets were donated by the hotels, Hua Hin Palm Orchid Homes, Hua Hin Business Network, the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin and the Da Vinci International School to the students, who were also able to take part in fun activities such as helmet painting.