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David Chudleigh

Bamako or bust

Driving from Plymouth to Bamako in Mali for TREE AID because they use trees to fight poverty in central Africa

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TREE AID

We help people in dryland Africa use trees to fight poverty & protect the environment.

Charity Registration No. 1135156

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We (Nick and I) are attempting to drive to Bamako, Mali, from Plymouth, leaving on the 26th December in our 2001 Suzuki Vitara. We will head South through France, Spain, Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania. After crossing the Sahara Desert, we will head inland to arrive in Bamako, Mali. The journey to Bamako is approximately 4100 miles. The car will be be donated to the Rotary Club Control Committee in Mali and the funds raised from the auction will go towards the funding of the Eden Medical Centre in Dinfaras.

In addition to this, I would also like to raise funds for TREE AID, who help people in the drylands of Africa to lift themselves out of poverty and protect their environment. People there live in some of the toughest conditions on earth and trees are essential to their survival. Trees provide produce like fruits, nuts and honey, shea butter and mangoes; which villagers grow to eat and sell, in order to pay for their children’s healthcare and education. Trees make the land more fertile by keeping the top soil in place and putting important nutrients back into the ground. Their roots stabilise the ground preventing it from being washed away during the annual rains.

Trees are a renewable resource, that benefit people on a multitude of levels. TREE AID has already contributed towards growing almost 17 million trees in Central and Western Africa, thus helping 1.2 million people out of poverty by using trees.


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