We are Alex and Adam aka Team Rusty Rhinos
On the 21st of July 2007 we will start our rally in Hyde Park, London, heading off into the unknown, with the intention of eventually reaching the finish line, in Ulan Bataar, Mongolia.
(For more information on our progress, check out our blog at http://www.rustyrhinos.com)
Travel a third of the way around the earth, from London to Mongolia via a plethora of countries most people haven't heard of in any crap car that has an engine with no more than 1 litre of power.
We will be on our own, with no support team or backup of any kind and certainly no GPS or any hi-tech navigational equipment. In fact, nothing hi-tech will be anywhere near us! This should take 3 to 4 weeks, but judging by our vehicle, who knows when we will end up in Ulan Bataar!
Visit http://www.mongolrally.com for more information on the event.
Why on earth are we doing this?
Our aim is to raise money for a number of charities, including Hopes and Homes for Children. Hope and Homes for Children is a registered charity working in 13 countries in Eastern Europe and Africa. Their mission is to give hope to the poorest children in the world - those who are orphaned, abandoned or vulnerable - by enabling them to grow up within the love of a family and the security of a home, so that they can fulfill their potential.
Please visit http://www.hopeandhomes.org for further information on Hope and Homes for Children.
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. In addition to this, at the end of the rally we will sign the car over to a charity working with the children of Mongolia.
It goes without saying, that we also plan on having a great time on this amazing adventure while helping a worthwhile cause.
A 1985 Suzuki SJ 410. That's a 1 litre engine, providing us with 45bhp of pure unadulterated power. The car is damp, rusty, slow and old (and it sometimes smells funny). It provides a comfort level similar to that of a camel.
...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: Hope and Homes for Children 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