What we're doing
We are raising funds for our Mongol Rally team (called Don't Tell Mum) and for two charities that we're supporting, Cool Earth, and the Royal National Institute for Blind people (RNIB).
The Mongol Rally is an epic 10,000 mile journey from London (UK) to Ulan Ude (Siberia) across mountains, deserts and cities in a rather questionable car; the smaller, rustier and rattlier the better. The whole point of the rally is to get lost in middle of nowhere, break down in the most inconvenient of places, spend a grand total 20p on accomodation, and see the parts of the world that most would rather not, all while raising a small fortune for charity.
For more info, please click here for The Mongol Rally Website.
While we are all about slumming it to save a few quid, it's obviously not going to be a cheap endeavour. There will be many costs such as visas, ferries, car maintenance and repairs. We're also going to need a lot of kit; spare wheels, duct tape, tow ropes, bungees, jerry cans for fuel, water and emergency porridge, and most importantly a car, ideally with a roof rack to bolt onto the top of it.
We'll be launching separate fundraising pages solely for money for the two charities at a later date, so if you'd like to make a direct donation you can. We'll add the links to this page and our Facebook page when they're up.
This page is mainly for our team funds, however, if by some miracle we should surpass our target, every single penny over it will be split 50/50 between our two charities.
Thanks for your support!
About our charities:
- RNIB (Royal National Institute for Blind people)
The Royal National Institute of Blind People is a UK charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people in the UK with sight loss. They also offer specialist education, care and therapy for blind and partially sighted children.
To find out more, visit the RNIB Website.
- Cool Earth
Cool Earth is a not-for-profit environmental organisation that works to save rainforests. They don't buy land or plant trees, instead they give local indigenous people the tools and resources to manage rainforest conservation themselves, creating a sustainable and long-lasting solution to a major world crisis.
You can visit the Cool Earth Website for more info if you'd like.