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The Rickshaw Run . avatar
The Rickshaw Run .

The Dosa Boys do India!!!

Fundraising for Mercy Corps Europe

76 %
raised of £1,000 target
by 39 supporters
  • Team members: Ivan, Andy and Nick
  • Event: Rickshaw Run 2006

Mercy Corps Europe

We help communities overcome crisis to move from recovery to resillience

Charity Registration No. SC030289


Cross 3000 miles of harsh terrain. Eat nothing but curry. Get really ill.

And do it all on a rickshaw! Yeah that's the idea folks. Ivan, Andy and Nick have decided that it would be a brilliant idea to travel across the length and breadth of India , without a shread of a clue of how to fix a vehicle, on one of the most unreliable vehicles mankind has ever seen...

The score is that a lot of really poor Indian dudes can't make a living cos they don't have any means of doing so, so what we're doing, in conjunction with Mercy Corps is getting together enough money to buy a rickshaw for an impoverished family so that they have a means of making a living.

"In the future, I want to get a vehicle of my own so I can help with the devlopment of my family,right now, I cant save all that much. I have money to eat but that's about it. We don't earn that much. I see myself doing this for the forseeable future� as long as I'm strong enough"

We are buying this baby brand new for £800, so the fundraising target has gone up a little. This way the dudes on the end dont get lumped with a rusty bucket of bolts but a bright and shiny pimped rickshaw!

But before we give it to them straight out, we're going to make sure it works by ragging it across the whole country, from Kerala in the south to Darjeeling in the north, taking in a bit of danger, cricket and curry on the way.

Get those Imodiums ready nurse, this isn't gonna be a pretty sight...

Our adventures will be duly recorded on and those of you who do the honorable thing and sponsor us will get first dibs at the photos. You know it's a bargain!

We'll be pimping our wagon too, so any sponsorship over £100 gets some form of recognition on the rickshaw.

The way this works is pretty cool too - if you're a UK  citizen you can get the taxman to pay towards your contribution if you tick the gift aid box when you donate.

That way, for every pound you raise the taxman will pay something like 25% on top too - that way a donation of £100 will actually be more like £125 where the taxman has paid a little more!