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Rusty Rhinos

Moroccan Rally 2012

Fundraising for Mercy Corps Europe

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  • Event: Moroccan Rally 2012

Mercy Corps Europe

We help communities overcome crisis to move from recovery to resillience

Charity Registration No. SC030289

Story

We are Adam and Alex aka Team Rusty Rhinos

On the 8th of September 2012, our fourth charity rally will begin. Taking us from London to the Sahara desert and then returning.

(For more information on our preparation and progress, check out our web site at http://www.rustyrhinos.com)

The challenge

Departing from London, we'll be travelling through France and Spain, aiming to be in Morocco within 2 days! This is only the start of our challenge as our 1963 Land Rover isn't known for its sporty or comfortable characteristics.

Once in Morocco, we'll be travelling extensively throughout the Sahara and Atlas region in Morocco. We'll be spending some time in the Moroccan controlled disputed Western Sahara territory where we will face soaring temperatures and isolation.

We will be on our own, with no support team or backup of any kind and no other teams. The challenge should take around 4 weeks but we only have half that time to complete the rally, we're expecting to cover up to 6000 miles (10,000 km) on the rally!. Given the age (49 years young) and the speed of the car, this is certainly going to require long days and nights of driving.

Visit http://www.rustyrhinos.com for more information on our fourth fund raising event.

Why on earth are we doing this?

Our aim is to raise money for Mercy Corps while having fun exploring the world in a different way. Mercy Corps supports rural communities and herding families through economic, educational and agricultural programmes.

Please visit http://www.mercycorps.org.uk for further information on Mercy Corps.

We hope that you will be generous with your donations, even if you can only afford £1, this will really help us reach our target which we would love to exceed.

It goes without saying, that we also plan on having a great time on this amazing adventure while helping a worthwhile cause.

The car

A 1963 Land Rover that is so old, it is tax exempt! While the Land Rover is a legend off road and it can take quite a beating, make no mistake, the car will be slow and will have none of the comfort features you see in modern cars. We have fitted a stereo and some sporty seats, 2 essential items. Apart from that, the only other creature comfort is a pen holder!

Thank you...

...for visiting our fund raising page. Please dig deep and sponsor us online. Any donation is much appreciated and welcomed.

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor us: Mercy Corps will receive your money faster.

So please sponsor us now!

Many thanks for your support.

Adam and Alex

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  • Adam and Alex somewhere in the Sahara

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