G4S Runs With Mr Scott Thompson From Bali to Jakarta
Jakarta, 8 March 2012 – PT G4S Security Services Indonesia joined a list of international companies as a major sponsor to support Mr. Scott Thompson for his Bali to Jakarta Charity Run starting today to 1 April 2012. As part of G4S’s sponsorship arrangement they will provide the security and safety logistics for Mr. Thompson while he is running for 25 consecutive days.
Mr. Thompson will start the charity run from the Bali Domestic Airport on 8 March 2012 and plans to arrive in Jakarta on 1 April 2012. He will run for 25 days, covering a whopping 1,250 kilometres in support of underprivileged children. Mr. Thompson has raised over USD350,000 to date. The proceeds will go to two local charities, namely Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB) and Mary’s Cancer Kiddies (MCK).
G4S will be providing a GPS tracking device, escort vehicle with a driver and for Medic One (another major sponsor) to provide a Paramedic and a support Doctor for phone consultations which will be the immediate medical support.
“The GPS tracking device will enable followers of this event and other interest groups to watch the progress of Mr. Thompson. The GPS device will be monitored in the G4S National Control Room for safety purposes,” said Mr. Jonathan Tedd, Director of Integrated Security Solutions, PT G4S Security Services Indonesia.
The Paramedic will ride in the G4S vehicle. The G4S vehicle will follow Mr. Thompson from behind while he is running to ensure his safety during this physically challenging and hazardous journey. The sponsorship is part of G4S’s corporate social responsibility efforts to help the local community.
For more information on the charity organisations and to make a donation, please visit Mr. Thompson’s website at www.runningbalitojakarta.com.