In the name of charity and adventure, Down Under Crew — Andy, Jamie and Huffy will be racing the length of India on a tuktuk to raise funds to save the planets rainforests. We will undertake an arduous 3,500km journey in a rickshaw, essentially a 7 horse-power glorified three-wheeled lawnmower.There is no set route, no back-up, no support and no way of knowing if we're going to make it. We’ve got no mechanical knowledge and we’ve never driven a rickshaw – so the only certainty is that we will get lost, we will get stuck and we will break down.We’ll be starting this rally in Shillong, capital of Meghalaya, tucked up way beyond Bangladesh in the hills and making our way south to Cochin on the Keralan coast three weeks later (hopefully!) To keep up with the team's blog or track the teams location go to http://blogging.theadventurists.com/my-adventures/14206
In order to participate in the Rickshaw Run, we must first raise a minimum of $1,000 for the authorized Cool Earth charity.
WE ARE RAISING FUNDS FOR CHARITY. THEY ARE NOT FOR OUR PERSONAL USE!
COOL EARTH IS THE CHARITY THAT WORKS ALONGSIDE INDIGENOUS VILLAGES TO HALT RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION
WHAT WE DO
Cool Earth saves at-risk rainforest and shields millions of acres of neighbouring forest. We put local people back in control, giving them the resources they need to keep their forest intact.
HOW WE DO IT
â€¢ We never have and never will buy land. Instead we help the local communities take legal control of their forest.
â€¢ By building better schools, better clinics and better incomes, we ensure rainforest protection goes hand in hand with better lives.
â€¢ We focus our efforts on rainforest that is most at-risk and which would otherwise be destroyed within the next 18 months.
â€¢ The protected forest forms a shield to make millions of acres of neighbouring forest inaccessible to loggers.
â€¢ We promise that more than 90p in every Â£1 you donate will go straight to our projects.
FIND OUT MORE: www.coolearth.org
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