We are driving from London to Mongolia on the Mongol Rally in a Citroen 2CV. We are raising money for Save the Children, Send a cow and the Burnaby Blue Foundation.
You can find more information about this challenge and the charities on our home page: http://www.mongoliaorbust.co.uk
Our citroen 2CV only has a 602cc engine.. About half the size of the motorbikes ridden by Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman in their epic journey through Mongolia on their BMW motorbikes.
The team consists of myself, Justin Wheeler, my brother Henry Chance who is coming as far as Istanbul and Stephen Longe who will be coming from Baku in Azerbaijan on into Mongolia.
I think we must be mad! Anyway it should be fun!
Anyway the good news is that I am doing this for an epic charity. Send a cow (www.sendacow.org) most definitely is one of the most worthwhile charities I have come across.
Founded in 1988 the charity originally sent cows to starving Uganda. Now 17 years later in 2005, the charity works in seven countries: Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Zambia and Tanzania. The charity has also worked with a group in Sudan. We support new and established projects by supplying cows, goats, pigs, poultry, bees and fruit trees, and are piloting schemes to provide rabbits, fish and draft oxen.
Jane Mulumba received one of the original Jersey cows sent out by a UK farmer in 1988. It is still alive, and has given her eight calves so far.
She says her eight children are all healthy due to all the milk they have been able to drink. They have also had a diet rich in vegetables, which Jane has grown on land improved by her animals' manure. She has used the money from selling the surplus milk to buy poultry, a pig and a goat.
"The cow gave me the foundation for all these developments," she says. "It has enabled me to pay the costs of my children's schooling, and to put up a new house. It has helped me to overcome my problems."
Help us to Help Jane and others like her to help themselves. Dig deep and donate now.
Mongolia or Bust, Send a Cow Page
Fundraising for Send a Cow
We provide practical farming and support to end poverty for African families
Charity Registration No. 299717