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Sallie Burrough

Life Cycle Africa

Fundraising for Tusk Trust

60 %
raised of £20,000 target
by 144 supporters
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Tusk Trust

We support wildlife & communities in Africa to end wildlife crime & alleviate poverty

Charity Registration No. 803118


Having never cycled further than the commute to work, in August 2011 we will cycle unsupported 2500km, coast to coast, across Southern Africa from Mozambique to Namibia crossing the Kalahari and Namib deserts.  We aim to do this in just 25 days. Please support us by giving generously to Tusk. 

To find out more about why we are doing this please see below and visit our website at

Please also leave a suggestion for what we should name our bicycles - it only seems right since these will be our trusty steeds to get across some incredibly challenging and inhospitable terrain.



Why are we doing this? 


A brief lapse of sanity?  Very possibly.  That and because years spent working and travelling in Africa have made us acutely aware of the pressures brought to bear on African wildlife and its increasingly fragmented and isolated habitat.

A rapidly expanding human population and a consuming demand for land and resources brings us into increasing and often disastrous conflict with wildlife. Population growth, commercialisation, environmental change, war, poverty and hunger are just some of the problems facing African communities. Finding ways to protect and conserve wildlife habitat, whilst meeting the needs of local communities is no easy task but sometimes solutions are out there. We want to find out more about them and do our best to support them.


How will cycling across Africa help?

Whilst there may be slightly less exhausting ways to raise awareness for some fantastic conservation projects that are tackling these issues head on, we hope that you will support the significant challenge we set ourselves by giving generously to Tusk Trust.  

Tusk is a truly excellent organisation with 20 years' experience initiating and funding conservation and community development programmes across Africa that continue to build a brighter future for both local communities and the wildlife with whom they share their environment.  Tusk's overheads are small and its impact is big.


We believe in taking responsibility for our own mad decisions which means the full cost of this adventure is being met by us.  100% of your donation will go to Tusk.


For more information please visit




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 With huge thanks 

  Sal, Ben and Joy