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Access to Baby Gammy Special Appeal Fund

Media spokesperson

Spokesperson Peter Baines, OAM is the Founder & Chair of Hands Across the Water.

Click here to view Peter’s profile.

For interviews with Peter, please contact:

Peter Baines
+61 438 145 219

Media releases

February – “Inspiring Emmanuel Kelly ‘dreams big’ with the first official Hands’ Australian Ride
January – “Hands Celebrates in Bangkok

September – “Hands Founder meets Thai baby Gammy for the first time
September – “Hands reflects on a 10-year journey since the 2004 tsunami
August – “Thai baby Gammy in the best hands possible
August – “Hands announces financial support of baby Gammy
August – The Project interview
August – Weekend Sunrise “New hope for baby Gammy
July – “Young Hands inspires school leavers to make a difference

May – “HATW Media Release – Charity eradicating AIDS in Thai orphanages
March – “HATW Media Release 800km bikes rides lead by Australian charity founder raise over $800,000 for children in need
February – “HATW Media Release NSW Forensic Detective founds humanitarian charity, raises over $7 million
January – “HATW Media Release Australian charity’s renovation efforts in orphanages throughout Thailand

September – “HATW Media Release Give the gift that keeps giving this Christmas with the help of HATW

Case studies

HATW Case Study – Brown family rides together to raise money for Hands
HATW Case Study – Hands brings Thomas family closer together


Hands Across the Water 2013 Report
Hands Across the Water 2012-2013 Financial Reports
Hands Across the Water 2014-2015 Financial Reports


About Hands
History of Hands
Where we work

Peter Baines discusses baby Gammy on The Project (Network Ten)
Peter Baines, A Tsunami of Care (2013)
Mae Thiew, Director of Baan Home Hug talks about Hands (2011)
Peter Baines talks about Baan Home Hug (2010)
Peter Baines’ interview with BBC’s Peschardt’s People (2009)

Our Homes
Baan Tharn Namchai
Home Hug
Renovation Taskforce at Home HugBenson family volunteer at Home Hug

2014 January Bike Ride highlights 
2013 January Bike Ride highlights

2012 January Bike Ride highlights
The first Bike Ride with SMH.tv (2009)

Access to Baby Gammy Special Appeal Fund
Hands Across the Water and baby Gammy – the Facts
Statement on Termination of Partnership with COSA – 16 May 2014

Hands Across the Water’s Latest News – December 2015
Hands Across the Water’s Latest News – March 2016