In April 2018 we'll (Jamie, Stephen, Phil) be travelling 2,600 km, from Cochin to Jaisalmer, India, in a race for charity - the famous Rickshaw Run. Read on for more.....
... We'll be doing it on a rickety rickshaw over two weeks, in the hottest month of the year.
Temperatures will reach 40deg and our rickshaw will have little in the way of air-con.
While it'll be a helluva fun (but challenging) time, it'll be a HUGE deal better if our charities get a good whack of support before we depart.
We have a 500 GBP fundraising target for Cool Earth and a 500 GBP target for Cricket Live Foundation, which we'll be setting a fundraising page up for separately.
In past races, teams have raised thousands by asking everyone to chip in 10 GBP. If you can spare that (or more) it'd be huge for Cool Earth.
All in, we are shelling out approx 5000 GBP to fly to India, and to enter the race, so please help us make it all worthwhile. It'd be greatly appreciated!
Thanks - Jamie, Stephen, Phil - Rickshaw McCaw
***About Cool Earth (one of our two charities):***
COOL EARTH IS THE CHARITY THAT WORKS ALONGSIDE INDIGENOUS VILLAGES TO HALT RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION.
Half of the world’s rainforest has been destroyed in the last 40 years. And, contrary to the headlines, rainforest continues to be lost at a faster rate than ever.
Local people stand to lose the most from deforestation but the most to gain from its protection. As such, they are the forest’s best possible custodians. That’s why all Cool Earth partnerships are community-owned and led – an approach that research is continually proving to be the most effective way to keep rainforest standing.
By developing local livelihoods, our mission is to end the cycle of deforestation entrenching villages into further poverty. Creating strong, self-determining communities – not dependency.
We are also the only charity that works solely where the threat to the forest is greatest, on the frontline of deforestation. And each of our partnerships forms a shield to make the neighbouring forest inaccessible to loggers – saving millions of acres of further forest.
Our partnerships are located on the frontline of deforestation, in countries where the threat to the forest is greatest. We grow by word of mouth, with neighbouring villages and new communities asking to work with us too. This is integral as our partnerships are driven by the communities we work with as we help put local people back in control.
Each village sets up a bank account and a Community Association to prioritise and deliver the funds to benefit all members. The community decides what they need most and how funds are spent – everything from clean water and a new classroom to improved coffee and cacao harvests.
Empowering the Asháninka to shield millions of acres of Amazon rainforest.