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Team Mamma Mia

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

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Team story

[p][b][u]Mamma Mia! Here we go![/u][/b][/p][p]From September 11th - September 26th 2021 two idiots (namely Megan and Julie) will be attempting to drive over 3000km from Jaisalmer to Kochi, India in the greatest and potentially most ridiculous of all vehicles the mighty Rickshaw (we’re calling him Fernando). All to raise money for three incredible charities. [/p][p][b][u]The Challenge[/u][/b][/p][p]Picture it, engineering’s highest lifeform. A: 3 wheeled, 1 donkey power, rolling cake tin. A marginally glorified lawnmower with an inability to go round corners without toppling over and more breakdowns per day than the average university student with a looming deadline. Supplied with THREE WHOLE WHEELS of its own, a ‘headlight’ that’s about as much use as a chocolate fireguard, and a windscreen to protect from all weathers, be it wind or rain… unless its windy… or raining… In short the perfect choice for a 14 day race over thousands of kilometres. But for us it wasn’t enough of a challenge, we needed more, which is why we only have one semi-competent driver and one umm… well Megan has definitely at least seen a map before. [/p][p]Starting in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan’s Golden City, in the heart of the Thar Desert the journey will follow no set route over 3000km down to Kochi, Kerala a state on India’s tropical Malabar coast. There will be no plan, no back-up, and a whole heap of the unexpected. This is old school adventure at its finest so we have decided to give it an old school theme and are going to be facing our Waterloo in full ABBA fashion complete with a themed Rickshaw, soundtrack and costumes. [/p][p][b][u]Three Wheels, Three Amazing Charities.[/u][/b][/p][p]This journey will be an incredible adventure but also a risky and dangerous undertaking, a real challenge, and every penny that we raise from our journey will go towards three awesome charities doing incredible work across the globe. [/p][p][b][i]Cool Earth[/i][/b][/p][p]Cool Earth is a charity that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and its impact on climate change. They work with communities who want to protect their forest and support local and indigenous knowledge to develop innovative ways to address threats to the forest while making communities stronger and more resilient.[/p][p][b][i]East African Playgrounds[/i][/b][/p][p]In 2018 Megan and Julie both worked as Summer Projects Officers for East African Playgrounds in Uganda and it is a Charitable Organisation very dear to both of their hearts. East African Playgrounds believes that every child in the world should have a safe place where they can play, have fun and forget about the stresses of life. They build high quality, fun & creative playgrounds for children across East Africa. [/p][p][b][i]Wild Camel Protection Foundation[/i][/b][/p][p]The wild camel is the eighth most endangered large mammal on the planet. It is critically endangered. There are approximately 600 in the Gobi desert in north-west China and approximately 450 in the desert in Mongolia. The Wild Camel Protection Foundation is the ONLY charity in the world with a SPECIFIC mission to save this remarkable creature and its pristine desert environment from extinction and destruction.[/p][p]If you want to keep up with our story follow us on Instagram: @3wheels2legs[/p][p]And Thank You![/p][p]Megan, Julie & Fernando the Rickshaw X[/p]
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Feb 16, 2020

Farmor og farfar

Good luck, love from Julie's grandparents!

£200.00

Feb 14, 2020

Anonymous

£15.00

Feb 12, 2020

Megan x

Let's do this!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Megan O'Brien

Megan O'Brien

Julie Olsen

Julie Olsen