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£3,540raised of £2,000 target by 75 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to raise for the following charities: Sparrow Foundation Schools, Great Ormond Street Hospital, and Cool Earth.

Ulan-Ude, Russia
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James Steel, Charlie Isham, Patrick Owen and special guest Archie Ward on the 15th July 2018 shall be embarking upon the journey of a lifetime. The Mongol Rally 2018. Driving from Prague to Ulan-Ude on the Mongolian-Russian border, more than 10,000 miles, supporting 3 charities, travelling through over 20 countries, for over 6 weeks.

With no backup, no support, no set route, in the shoddiest car we can find, but the best company we can think of, it is going to prove to be an adventure.

Thank you sacrifices shall be made to donations at certain levels, details of those are below. We are raising this money for three charities close to our hearts, each with a personal affiliation to a member or members of our group and/or close friends.

The Sparrow Schools Foundation provides help to Sparrow Schools in South Africa and to foster cultural links between students and children in the UK. The Foundation promotes the Educate-a-Child programme which finds sponsors who will give financial support to students at Sparrow, and raises money to fund school facilities and specialist teachers.

Great Ormond Street Hospital is dedicated to children’s healthcare and advancing medical treatments of Childhood illnesses. This commitment to those most helpless in society sees over 250,000 outpatients and 45,000 inpatient visits every year. These children are often referred from other hospitals due to the medical complexities of their diagnoses being better suited to the industry leading capabilities of Great Ormond Street. GOSH offers an outlet of hope to those who are or know children suffering from some of the most unique and challenging paediatric illnesses in the world. Operating in a challenging and high stress environment, the difference the doctors and nurses make upon the families who arrive at GOSH is unmeasurable and unrepayable.

Cool Earth is a non-profit organisation that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and climate change. They put local people back in control of their forests with all Cool Earth partnerships being community-owned and led. By developing local livelihoods, their mission is to end the cycle of deforestation entrenching villages into further poverty.

Watch the link below to get a taste of what is to come:

Donations of the following amounts can be rewarded with the following:

£1 - You get to sign your name on our vehicle before the start of the trip. (Make sure these donations are not anonymous).

£30 - We will pick you up a mystery gift along the way, a small memento from one of the many amazing places we will be passing through.

£50 - We will fly a flag of your choice from the roof (non-offensive).

£100 - Driver of your choice has to dye his hair colour of your choice.

£200 - James will shave his head.

£500 - Charlie will stick James’ hair to his face, to get that sweet sweet beard he has been dreaming for.

£1800 - You get to keep the car, or the remnants of the car after its 6 week long battering and bruising.

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    • The Rivers

      The Rivers

      Aug 15, 2018


    • Jo Lipley

      Jo Lipley

      Aug 10, 2018

      Well done Charlie and all you chaps, you are all Dons, or whatever you are supposed to say these days!? Safe rest of the journey!


    • Elaine & Ian

      Elaine & Ian

      Aug 7, 2018

      Archie, you spark plug!


    • Steelies


      Aug 6, 2018

      Wow .... Amazing to have crossed the Caspian Sea in a storm. To celebrate.... (all our love, the Steelie family)


    • Kate Ward

      Kate Ward

      Aug 4, 2018

      Vroom vroom


    • Matthew Bromham

      Matthew Bromham

      Aug 2, 2018


    • Davide Bernardi

      Davide Bernardi

      Aug 2, 2018

      Gwan arch xxx


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