2084 Miles in a Rickshaw

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Sata srī akāla (Hello!)

This August, against our better judgement, the three of us (Hamish, Joe and Jacob) are driving over 2000 miles across India in a motorised tuk-tuk or in other words, a glorified lawnmower. In doing so we are hoping to raise money for two charities; Meningitis Now, in memory of our friend and Cool Earth to help prevent deforestation and climate change. 

Meningitis Now

Almost two years ago, our friend Ollie Towler-Jones passed away to Meningitis. Whilst enjoying his favourite festival of the year, Ollie woke up on the Saturday morning with what he thought was a hangover. Four hours later, Ollie was found with a purple rash and unable to breath. He was airlifted to hospital where his parents were able to say goodbye. 

We are raising money for Meningitis Now to help spread awareness and hopefully prevent others from losing loved ones. To find out more, please visit the Meningitis Now website.   

Cool Earth

In addition, we are also raising money for Cool Earth, an organistion working to prevent deforestation and climate change. The importance of protecting the world's forest's is something that we feel is a good cause to get behind and though we may not be able to singlehandedly fix the issue, we can certainly do our bit. To find out more, please visit the Cool Earth website. 

We are aiming to raise as much as possible by the 1st of August 2016 to be split equally between Meningitis Now and Cool Earth. To be transparent, 100% of the money donated to this fundraiser will be going directly to the two charities mentioned above. The actual adventuring will be funded by ourselves, but hey, why not help two good causes in the process? 

Any donations made will be greatly appreciated, thank you for all of your support.

Hamish, Joe and Jacob. 

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We have crossed the finish line!!

After over 4500km in the most ridiculous vehicle you can think of and on the most life threatening roads thinkable, we have traversed across India and reached our goal in Kochi. There was a lot of sweat, breakdowns, surreal and scary situations and not a lot of sleep... But we did it.

Thank you so much to all those who have donated, you're all extremely generous and we're very grateful. Please have faith that your money is going to some great causes.

We have just realised that we have totally neglected to update via this site, so apologies to those who didn't know about or have access to our Facebook page.

Thanks again,

Joe, Jacob and Hamish x
Knackered at the finish line.
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We've made a video about what we're doing! Check it out.
We leave tomorrow and we cross the start line at the beginning of August. Fingers crossed ey!
Please share and all that good stuff. And thank you for your continued support.
J, J & H
Look at what we done gone made!
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Hello Lovely donators! We want to thank you all again for helping us achieve our goal so quickly and raise this money for the charities. Now, we've come to the decision that we want to raise as much for these charities as we can, so with that in mind we'll be raising our goal. We're hoping we can stretch our fundraising to £2000! We hope you'll support our decision and continue to spread the word.
Next month, before we go, we'll release a neat wee video explaining the whole lot and the new fundraising target. Keep an eye out!
Cheers,
J, J & H x
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This is just incredible, we've reached our fundraising goal of £1000 in a single week! We can't believe it.
You're all lovely lovely people and we can't thank you enough. We're so excited to give this money to the charities in August and do some good.
On that note though, we would love to keep raising money and see just how much we can give to these two great causes. So let's keep the ball rolling!
Thank you all for the support so far,
Jacob, Joe & Hamish x
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