The Mongol Rally has one stipulation when it comes to riding across the world in a silly car: that you have to give something back.
The Adventurists (the ones hosting the event) ask for a £1000 donation to enter the race, with £500 minimum going towards their own charity, Cool Earth. After a lot of calculation, paperwork and sleepless nights we concluded that leaves about £500 to go towards a charity of our own choice. We collectively decided that we would like the honour of supporting the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Talking Books service. Keep reading to find out a bit more about these charities, what they do and why the're worthy of your support. And while £1000 is required, it's only a minimum goal. We will be working hard (with your help) to raise above and beyond that for these excellent causes.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People is a charity dedicated to helping everybody affected by sight loss, through practical and emotional support. By running a helpline, campaigning to improve public understanding and offering all manner of help and support for those with sight loss and their families, the RNIB enables people with sight loss to live full, independent lives. They also offer specialist education, care and therapy for blind and partially sighted children.
We are specifically supporting their Talking Books service. This lets blind and partially sighted people have free access to audiobooks, braille and giant print books that can be delivered free or downloaded from the RNIB website. For more information on the RNIB check out their website!
If you'd like to donate directly to RNIB through us then please visit:
Over half of the world's rainforest has been destroyed in the past 40 years alone. And contrary to popular belief it's still being destroyed at a faster rate than ever. Callum recently had the opportunity to travel to the Amazon first hand to witness the destruction taking place, and it is still very much a problem. Cool Earth is a charity that believes the rainforest can still be saved. It just needs a new approach to conservation.
"Local people stand to lose the most from deforestation but the most to gain from it's protection. As such, they are the forest's best possible custodians. That's why all Cool Earth partnerships are community-owned and led - an approach that research is continually proving to be the most effective way to keep Rainforest standing. By developing local livelihoods, our mission is to end the cycle of deforestation entrenching villages into further poverty. Creating strong, self determining communities - not dependancy." If you would like to read more about this awesome charity and the great work they do, check out their website!
If you'd like to donate directly to Cool Earth through us then please visit:
If you want to help us out by donating directly to our team funds please visit:
All donations to our team funds will go to covering the costs of equipment such as our beast of a car or a jerry can of emergency porridge for when times get a little bit desperate.