Story

To all the doubters who didn't believe it could be done, we rolled into The Gambia on the 7th January to a hero's welcome. A successful mission in the sense that Suzi is now in Banjul but not an uneventful trip.

We've driven Suzi through a river, snow, fog, up sand dunes, down sand dunes, off road, on road, through the air, dirt tracks, fields, desert and at one stage i was even driving asleep! The steering had to be constantly tightened, the clutch cable was held together with bean tins, the roof rack had to be welded to the roof, the tranmission selector broke, the prop shaft ended up in someone else's car, a brake line had to be squashed flat, a side window fell off, the driver's door wouldn't open from the inside, the back door was hanging off, the passenger window could only be opened with molegrips, the electrics had a mind of their own, only one wiper worked, we nearly rolled the car dozens of times and at one stage Erika even locked the keys inside.

I has been a hard but memorable trip that like fine wine, the memories will get better with time. A more in depth Rally Report will be available on adventureross.com but the website has taken a setback and wont be on line for a while.

Thank you all for your support and raising such a grand total. I am overwhelmed by all your donations and know that the money will be well spent.

Thanks

Ross

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As part of the "Plymouth-Banjul Challenge" I am going to drive this old banger across the Sahara to Banjul, the capital of The Gambia. Along with my co-driver Erika and 60 other teams, we leave the UK on the 18th December hoping to arrive in Banjul by the 8th January 2006. Here, all cars will be auctioned off and the proceeds donated to local charities.

In doing this challenge, I would like to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The statistics speak for themselves; 1 in 3 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives so please dig deep and sponsor me online.

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. If you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you. All sponsors over £10 will have their name put on the car... to help cover up the rust! So please sponsor me now! Many thanks for your support. You can monitor progress by visiting www.AdventureRoss.com or www.Plymouth-Banjul.co.uk

Raising money for

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. We are entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.

Donations 31

Well done Ross

Donation by Sheena & Alex on 28/01/06

£20.00

Go Tiger....Say hello to Sab's family in Lagos

Donation by Budge & Sab on 27/01/06

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by dain on 15/01/06

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Hope it went well

Donation by Allan, Fiona, Cameron & Bump on 10/01/06

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Hope you arrived safe & well

Donation by George, Jennifer & Bump on 09/01/06

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Most Impressed

Donation by Aunt Barbara on 08/01/06

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Be safe but have fun!The babysitting will wait!

Donation by Lynn, Jonathan, Ben & Bump on 28/12/05

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

All the best for a safe and memorable journey!

Donation by Jaydee on 27/12/05

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

enjoy! enjoy! Be Careful! God Bless

Donation by gorgeous and ian on 26/12/05

£200.00

+ £56.41 Gift Aid

Have a good time and be as dirty as possible!

Donation by Dirty Bob on 16/12/05

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

great most locals with "jambo rafiki" in kenya and u'll b ok

Donation by vish on 16/12/05

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good Luck Ross - Enjoy it.....!!

Donation by Jason on 16/12/05

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Donation by HSEQ on-track on 15/12/05

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Go get em Tiger

Donation by joe on 15/12/05

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Go Ross, Go. Hope you will make it back in one peice

Donation by 07973439929 on 15/12/05

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Stay sefe & well but enjoy.

Donation by Mum & Dad on 15/12/05

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

gaun yersel big man

Donation by davie w on 15/12/05

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

If you get lost Ross, just ring admin. Good luck and have fun.

Donation by Admin Team T4M on 14/12/05

£12.00

Good luck and travel safe Ross from CMPL

Donation by Commercial Marine and Piling Ltd on 14/12/05

£100.00

Dont frottage anything on the way!!!

Donation by Richard Edwell on 13/12/05

£10.00

Good luck dude, I'm sure you'll need it!

Donation by Lloyd on 12/12/05

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

All the best for a fantastic trip Ross - hope to see you in Australia.

Donation by Raquel on 12/12/05

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good Luck, we will be thinks of you. Be good and be safe. Love, Alison, Neil, Kieran & Connor

Donation by Neil & Alison Edgar on 10/12/05

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

go for it butch!

Donation by ambsie on 08/12/05

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Bon Voyage! Don't do a Butler,and off-road pisht b4 u leave Blighty.

Donation by Fergus on 08/12/05

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,102.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,102.00
  • Gift Aid£270.77

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