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Team Rusty Rhinos - Mongol Rally 2007

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  • Team members: Adam & Alex
  • Event: The Mongol Rally 2007

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 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)

The challenge

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, principally Mercy Corps Mongolia (through Mercy Corps Scotland). Mercy Corps Mongolia supports rural communities and herding families through economic, educational and agricultural programmes.

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

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.

The car

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. 

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 Scotland 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

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