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Car 27 Rhino Charge 2024

Fundraising for Rhino Ark
£5,392
raised of £6,000 target
by 29 supporters
Rhino Ark

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RCN 1047083
We build electric eco-fences in Africa to protect Africa's threatened ecosystems

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Thanks for taking the time to visit the Car 27 Rhino Charge page!

We are competing in the Rhino Charge off-road competition in June in Kenya https://rhinocharge.co.ke/rhino-charge-2024/ The "Charge" has been going for over 30 years and is one of Africa's premier off road challenges.

The event exists to raise funds for conservation in Kenya, and has achieved remarkable results protecting forests, elephants and rhinos, while also reducing human/wildlife conflict. It takes place annually in different remote locations across Kenya. In addition to sponsorship funds raised for conservation, a fee levied on competitors and spectators supports local community projects at each venue.

The Rhino Charge is a carbon neutral event: all emissions are offset through REDD+ investments in savannah and forest protection. In addition, Car 27 team members have committed to offset all carbon emissions from their preparation and participation in the competition.

Team 27 "Jeepers Creepers" is unique in competing in a 79 year old car - a WW2 era Willys Jeep! 2021 was the first time we competed, and we finished top (of the bottom quarter!). Our old machinery beat many modern 4wd behemoths. In 2023 we did less well (ok, terribly!) owing to overambitious driving. We redeemed ourselves with a top half finish in 2023 and we are looking to improve further in 2024.

All teams in the competition commit to raising funds for the Rhino Ark charity and we would be very grateful for any support you are able to provide. All funds raised go directly to conservation work; the cost of preparing the vehicle, entry fees etc is met by the team.

The Rhino Ark raises money for the building of electric eco-fences around mountain ecosystems in Kenya, namely Aberdare National Park, Mt. Kenya and Mau Eburu . This provides an "ark" for wildlife such as rhino, leopard, elephant and mountain bongo but also safeguards vital upland watertable habitats for Kenya.

About the charity

Rhino Ark

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1047083
Rhino Ark raises money for the building of electric eco-fences around mountain ecosystems in Kenya, namely Aberdare National Park, Mt. Kenya and Mau Eburu. These provide an "ark" for wildlife such as rhino, leopard, elephant and mountain bongo as well as protecting vital upland watertables of Kenya

Donation summary

Total raised
£5,391.64
+ £722.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£5,391.64
Offline donations
£0.00

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