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MAG
MAG (Mines Advisory Group) is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation clearing the remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide. MAG is co-laureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded for its work with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), which culminated in the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty - the international agreement that bans anti-personnel landmines, sometimes referred to as the Ottawa Convention. MAG moves into current and former conflict zones to clear the remnants of those conflicts, enabling recovery and assisting the development of affected populations. MAG consults with local communities and works to lessen the threat of death and injury, while releasing reclaimed and safe land and other vital resources back to the local population, helping countries to rebuild and develop their social and economic potential. MAG has worked in around 35 countries since 1989 and currently has operations in Angola, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gaza, Iraq, Jordan, Lao P.D.R., Lebanon, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Vietnam. MAG's objectives - To save lives and build futures by implementing innovative solutions for conflict-affected communities. - To enable governments and institutions to address the needs of conflict-affected communities through funding MAG’s activities. - To work with partners who share our impact-driven approach to enable people to escape from poverty caused by conflict. - To create awareness and secure public contributions to help us to provide an effective response to the wider problems caused by the presence of remnants of conflict. To reach our overall objective of saving lives and building futures, MAG’s approach is progressive, enabling, responsive and impact-driven. MAG helps people affected by conflict by providing local know-how, physical clearance of remnants of conflict, education, training and employment of local people.
Cool Earth Action
Cool Earth works alongside indigenous communities to protect endangered rainforest 1. Put local people in control of threatened rainforest 2. Agree zero logging contracts 3. Build better incomes, better schools, better clinics 4. Do the same with the next village 5. Create a shield for the rainforest Cool Earth has protected 250,000 acres of forest that sit directly in the paths of chainsaws and bulldozers, creating a living shield to a further 2.5 million acres of forest. By spending more than 90p of every £1 donated directly on keeping the forest standing and focusing on the protection of the most at-risk rainforest, Cool Earth ensures that each donation makes the biggest difference possible.
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Tim,Sam,James,Mike Mongol Rally's fundraising

Fundraisers: 
Tim Hayes

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Mongolrally2016

In July 2016 we are doing the world famous Mongol Rally which is going to involve driving a Skoda with 220,000 miles on the clock from Manchester to Mongolia. The idea is to condense a lifetime of holidays into 3 weeks, while simultaneously ensuring we don't enjoy any of them, because instead we will always be figuring out why the car stopped again or how best to camp on a pile of sharp stones. 250 cars set off from the UK in July 2016 and head East at varying speeds, different routes, and generally with no plan at all except to try to make it to the finish line with the car still in one piece. Sounds dangerous, but probably safer than cycling on the A57 round Manchester, and with better scenery to boot.

We are hoping to raise money for 2 charities. First is Mines Advisory Group, a Manchester-based charity who do amazing work saving the lives and limbs of civilians in places like Iraq, the Congo, Gaza and Mali. The second charity is Cool Earth who try hard to stop rainforest destruction, which is extremely important because otherwise we would run out of capuchin monkeys completely.
All the money you donate goes to the charities, the actual costs of the rally is paid by us, obviously.

Recent donors

01.10.16

15.09.16 Does this count as a wedding gift?

25.08.16 Well done guys, great achievement! Love Sarah and Jayne xx

04.08.16 Yes Chef!

25.07.16 Good luck!

18.07.16 All the very best of luck James and the guys, don't run into any camels! you'd only get the hump!

15.07.16 Look after yourself Tim, and be careful!!!

15.07.16 Our very own Queen of Hearts, its the perry haircut and the doe eyes I think.

15.07.16 Best of luck to you all! I wish you all the best out there.

14.07.16 Enjoy it guys. Tim, Bring back sexy Tim like you did on your pilgrimage!

13.07.16 May the GPS be strong and true

11.07.16 Bi oilgokhgui baina

10.07.16 Take care, enjoy and come back safely

10.07.16 Good luck!

10.07.16

06.07.16 Best of luck Bro. Stay safe side get back in time for our wedding!!!xx

05.07.16 Good luck, guys!

05.07.16

04.07.16 Good luck, crazy dudes!

01.07.16 Good luck Sam

27.06.16 Enjoy & return safely

27.06.16 Good luck from the Pursey family

25.06.16

23.06.16

23.06.16

£2,484.00

Running total

Target:
£1,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£2,848.00
Total donors:
48
Last donor:
Cecil Breeze
01.10.16  
Offline fundraising:
£150.00