Thomas Gordon-Colebrooke

Tom's Rickshaw Run Sri Lanka page

Fundraising for David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
£1,407
raised of £1,000 target
by 36 supporters
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
Participants: Tom Gordon-Colebrooke (Raising money for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation), Alexander Para (Raising money for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital), Jimmy May (Raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust)
We protect endangered mammals in the wild to build a better future for everyone

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Hi! Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my page.

I’m one wheel of the three-wheeled Rikki-Tikki-Tarvies, chaps from the UK who’ve banded together to push the reasonable limits of tuk-tuk travel in the legendary Rickshaw Run.

What am I doing?

With my two teammates, I’ll be navigating the length of Sri Lanka from north to south in a 10.5bhp Bajaj auto-Rickshaw. It’ll be a wild ride over a week of sense-scalding adventure: gnarly roads, forest tracks, mountain passes all lie in wait to conquer us and our wheezing four-stroke steed.

Why am I doing it?

I’m raising money for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. The late, great wildlife artist David Shepherd, with whom I share an alma mater in the form of Stowe School, Buckingham, was a fiercely passionate conservationist, and the foundation was formed to protect and build on his legacy. Through their strategy of Fight, Protect and Engage, the DSWF protect some of the most precious and extraordinary species facing extinction today. Their focus is on the elephants, rhinos, tigers, lions, painted dogs and leopards across Africa and Asia that David felt he owed so much to as a successful artist.

Donations go towards training rangers, fighting to influence policy and stop trafficking of poached ivory and pelts, as well as educating the public both at home and abroad about the tremendous importance of conservation.

Please consider donating today, to make sure these truly extraordinary animals are able to thrive, and awe future generations as they have awed David and me and so many others for so long.

Thank you for your time,

Tom x

About the charity

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) is dedicated to the long-term conservation of endangered mammals in the wild & the benefit of people sharing their environment. DSWF funds innovative projects protecting elephants, rhinos, lions, tigers, snow leopard, painted dog, pangolins & chimpanzees

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,406.32
+ £235.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,406.32
Offline donations
£0.00

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