Thursday, 18 December 2008

Ken's for Cambodia

SX News
Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Gay men’s sauna Ken’s at Kensington presented Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) minister Reverend Greg Smith with a $1,170 donation on Monday, to benefit Cambodian HIV/AIDS charity Salvation Centre Cambodia.

Reverend Smith told SX that the money would go towards the education and welfare of 70 children at Salvation’s Phnom Penh centre. The former MCC Sydney pastor, now based in Phnom Penh, working for Salvation Centre Cambodia, said: “Our aim is that children whose parents have died of HIV/AIDS, or who have it themselves, do not have to leave their community for assistance, education and treatment ...

Without this help, many would end up on the street.” Ken’s manager Bruce Dallas said the donation was a testament to the sauna’s patrons, who donated the money via a donation box and towel hire.

Pictured left to right: Ken’s manager Bruce Dallas, Reverend Greg Smith, Ken’s staff member Chris Tobin.

Picture: Peter Hackney

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