Cool Earth is an environmental charity that works in partnership with indigenous communities. The charity only protects rainforest that without intervention will be destroyed within the next 18 months. Cool Earth works strategically, protecting forest that acts as a barrier to a wider landscape. The charity spends just 10% of your donation on admin and governance making sure as much as possible goes to project areas. Through working with local people Cool Earth makes sure conservation goes hand in hand with better livelihoods. I will be collecting money for Cool Earth. In the last 40 years, over half of the world's rainforest has been destroyed. This is devastating, not only for the world, but for our future generations. Cool Earth works with local communities to ensure that the solutions are there to stay and not just a temporary patch-up job.
Now a memory …2009 we took part in the Mongol rally. Team of eight under “Bharat Express” drove from London to Mongolia taking the old silk route through Europe into Turkey, through to Iran, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and all the other “Stans countries” then in to Russia. Entering, Mongolia from Russia, making our way to Ulaan Baatar, the capital of Mongolia.
The journey took us Deserts, Dirt tracks, Mountains and the occasional roads. All this in a 10 years old, 1litre VW Polo. We travelled through 17 countries and clocked up around 10,000 miles.
2014 Cycling from London to Paris, guess what? I was slowest uphill and fastest downhill!!
Plus many other adventures.
Why, you may ask!!! Well there are 2 reasons. Firstly, It’s an adventure of a life time, secondly to raise as much money as possible for Charity.
Just in less than 20 days’ time it’s all happening again.
This time we are raising money for The Cool Earth Charity with taking part in Rickshaw run in India starting from desert's of Rajastan (Jaisalmer – city of “Love”) to all the way south on India Kerela Kochi.
While UK negotiates it’s exit from Europe, we will negotiating the traffic of India,s crazy traffic (people, cars, rickshaws, lorries, cycles and cows) on highways, dirt roads, city center's of Ahmedabad, Mumbai etc.
We would appreciate any donations no matter how small or large because when added together it can make a difference. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. So please don’t shut this e-mail, but click on the links and donate NOW!!!
We’re partnering with three strategically located villages to halt the advance of the palm frontier from the east – shielding the pristine rainforest behind.