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SHELTERBOX AMAZON RAFT RACE AND MACHU PICCHU CLIMB OCTOBER 2011.
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We are a team of 4 volunteers who have decided to compete in a 3 day - 112 mile raft race down part of the Amazon River. Not satisfied with that, we will then take on the Inca trail and climb Machu Picchu. ALL IN A WEEK!! Why are we doing this??? Because we wish to raise money for our very favourite charity ShelterBox!
The entire trip is self funded so rest assured EVERY penny raised will go straight to ShelterBox and the very deserving people they help.
Shelterbox is an international disaster relief charity that originated in Helston, Cornwall as part of the Rotary club's millennium project. To date they have delivered over 107000 boxes in over 90 countries around the world to the most needy. Be that as a result of natural disaster or manmade displacement.
WHAT IS A SHELTERBOX
It is a big green box that contains a 10 man tent, cooking equipment, blankets, ground mats, children’s packs, tool kits, water purification tablets, water containers and mosquito nets. Basically enough for a family of 10 to survive if their home was destroyed. Please have a look at the ShelterBox website for more information on how they started and where they are now. The cost of a ShelterBox, to include a response team volunteer (SRT) to deliver the aid, is £590
SO WHO'S ON THE TEAM
Mark Curnow – Mark is an SRT (ShelterBox Response Team) volunteer and has delivered aid in a number of countries around the world including Haiti and Japan.
Denise Ho – Denise is also an SRT and although from the US currently lives in Peru helping street children and has deployed to South and Central American countries and the Philippines.
Dave Pearce – Dave is a Police Officer and keen ShelterBox supporter, a good sportsman and water sports instructor gives him the abilities he needs to complete this adventure, he is also eager to become an SRT!
Rachael Tatlow – Rachael works for local government and like Dave is a keen ShelterBox supporter. Her fitness and sporting nature makes her a natural choice for this challenge!
The team are highly committed to the challenge and can’t wait to start fundraising!!!
WHAT WE WILL DO
On the 6th Of October the Team will fly into Iquitos, Peru where they will build their own balsa wood log raft. On the 7th of Oct they will commence the 3 day / 112 mile raft race down the Amazon competing against other 4man international teams. Concluding on the 9th of October, the team will fly back to Lima where Mark, Dave and Rachael will fly out to Cusco where they will tackle the Inca trail and scale the famous Machu Picchu over a 3 day period!
WE WOULD ALL BE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR ANY DONATIONS YOU COULD MAKE TO THIS EXCELLENT AND REALLY WORTHWHILE CAUSE. PLEASE HELP US ACHIEVE OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL IN EXCESS OF £3,000!
THANKS FOR READING AND FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
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