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Rusty Rhinos

Team Rusty Rhinos - Saharan Rally 2009

Fundraising for Mercy Corps Europe

121 %
raised of £1,000 target
by 34 supporters
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Mercy Corps Europe

We help communities overcome crisis to move from recovery to resillience

Charity Registration No. SC030289


We are Adam and Alex aka Team Rusty Rhinos

On the 30th of January 2009 we will start our second charity rally from London to London via the Saharan desert. 

(For more information on our progress, check out our web site at

The challenge

Travel in a loop, starting and finishing in London, but covering the northern Sahara desert on the way! The car we've chosen for the rally is a 1963 Land Rover!

We will be on our own, with no support team or backup of any kind. The challenge should take 3 to 4 weeks, but given the age of the car and outstanding repairs, who knows how long this will take!

Visit for more information on the 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 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, rusty (although we are trying to cure that!) and extremely old and will have none of the comfort features you see in modern cars.

Thank you...

...for visiting our fundraising 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 me: Mercy Corps will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

So please sponsor us now!

Many thanks for your support.

Adam and Alex