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GardenAfrica
Cultivating A Sustainable Future GardenAfrica enables people to support themselves and their families by facilitating horticultural training designed to: Grow nourishing food Conserve essential species Manage natural resources Generate income .....all without dependence on expensive pesticides, fertilisers or hybrid seed. With increased diversity and higher yields our trainees are able to build a healthy, debt-free future. Did you know..... A skilled gardener can produce up to five times more than a conventional farmer working land of comparable size. By carefully selecting and layering species which are appropriate for that environment, he or she is able to: Increase soil fertility; Reduce the amount of water required for irrigation; Alleviate the need for costly synthetic pesticides and fertilisers; Increase the diversity of food for family consumption and trade; and Spread risk against drought, pests and pathogens. 95% of your donation goes directly to projects, making a quantifiable difference to the lives of the people we work with.

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Team Shoegarden's Sahara Dakar Challenge

Fundraisers: 
William Lane

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

Whilst trying to figure out a way to avoid the chilly British winter I had the crazy idea of attempting to drive from Cambridge to Africa in a banger.

I have always loved the idea of a banger rally and after watching endless repeats of Top Gear challenges on Dave I finally tapped out the email to dakarchallenge.co.uk confirming that Team Shoegarden would be sending a team to Africa in 2012.

Team Shoegarden
Team Shoegarden (Will and Olly with remote support from Nick and Natali) is going to drive from Cambridge to Bamako, Mali via Morocco, Western Sahara, and Mauritania in aid of Garden Africa.

Garden Africa is a small but highly effective charity that helps people in central Africa with agricultural projects and essential horticultural education. They have been featured on BBC Radio 4 and the people that run the charity are friendly and well motivated. 

For more information visit: http://www.gardenafrica.org.uk

Julian Nowill started the Dakar Rally as a low cost alternative to the Paris Dakar and every year a motley crew of teams emerge from the woodwork with their ancient automotive wrecks and attempt to travel over 4000 miles over challenging terrain.

OUR WHEELS: We are using some of Japans finest AWD technology...from 1994. Our Subaru Impreza was kindly donated by Valentine Richardson who sadly passed away earlier this year. She was a huge petrol head and keen car fan, competing in rallies and hill climbs all over the world. The spirit of adventure is within the car.

Team Shoegarden will be taking over our Shoegarden Twitter Feed and Facebook page in January as we attempt to keep you up sto date with news.

I really hope you can follow our journey and help donate to a great cause.

Many Thanks,

Will Lane

Recent donors

14.03.12

31.01.12 Go Will and Olly! Hope you reach your target in both senses.

25.01.12 Good luck Will and Olly from all at ECCO UK.

23.01.12 Next time drive to Lancashire

18.01.12

18.01.12

16.01.12 Hey guys, I think this is a fabulous charity and a wonderfully exciting way to raise the money (beats standing outside Tesco shaking a bucket!) Good luck to you both... loved the photos! Love Rosie x

15.01.12 Wonderful to see your progress so far - enjoy the adventure and fingers crossed for your fundraising too. Looking forward to hearing all about it - envying you from our wintry armchairs!! love Lulu, Seymour and Alex xxx

08.01.12 Really proud of what you are both doing. Have a fantastic adventure and the time of your lives. xxxx

07.01.12

07.01.12 Dear Will & Olly, Wishing you good luck and great fun. We follow you on your way. :) Marta & Beni

06.01.12 Good luck Will & Olly, brilliant cause! Hope you have a wonderful adventure vroom vroom

06.01.12 Drive like the wind and please can Olly smile in a least one of the photos?

06.01.12 Have an amazing time!! Happy digging! xxx

26.12.11 Best wishes for an exciting and successful drive. I still have many of my Sundaes sandals, and love my new haflinger slippers! Sara Callen

22.12.11 Wishing Team Shoegarden every success!

20.12.11 Good luck Will and Ollie

12.12.11 Good luck Will and Olly! Hope the car makes it!

£681.00

Running total

Target:
£1,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£772.50
Total donors:
18
Biggest donor:
ECCO UK
£250.00  
Last donor:
Alan and Sue Inns
14.03.12  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00