Meet the Rosa’s Thai Café team who have entered as part of the Mongol Rally, travelling in the worst car possible across Europe, Siberia and central Asia. Each teammate is currently working or has previously worked at Rosa’s. They will be accompanied alongside 900+ other teams!
The rally starts in the south of England at Goodwood motor circuit on the 19th of July and ends when our team reaches the final checkpoint in Russia’s city of Ulan Ude. Rules? The car must be under 1.2litres, that means it’s a 1999 Nissan Micra (the joys of repairs and breakdowns that awaits the team are tantalising) and the team must raise at least £1,000 for our selected charity Thai Children’s Trust. Part of the proceeds of £500 is going to the organizer’s chosen Cool Earth charity. Our target of £1,500 was made possible through the kind support and sponsorship from Chang, Orderswift and Deliverox.
Reaching the finishing line within our set time frame of 3 weeks with no back up or aid throughout the rally will be the task for our 3 ambitious gents.
It’s our team vs the ‘come what may’ elements, driving across Europe’s unforgiving terrain, over 10 thousand miles across 15 countries, facing decrepit roads, treacherous mountains and barren deserts. The rally can be finished in under 2 weeks or 5 weeks – but with an unforeseeable future and no specific route to take, how long do you think it will take our young team to conquer the Mongol Rally?
Rosa’s potential design for the rally with our sponsor Chang, charities we are donating to (Thai Children’s Trust + Cool Earth) and our amazing delivery service Deliverox.
Donations to Cool Earth will help aid the protection and preservation of rain forests due to be destroyed in 18 months!! The true significance of what one acre of rain-forest provides to the earth is breathtaking; on average there are 6 endangered animals, 44 trees, 199 saplings, 38,000 gallons of water (950 baths!) and 11,000 insects and worms.
The second charity, which is close to Rosa’s heart, is the Thai Children’s Trust, aiding and supporting children who have been abandoned or have fled their homes from abusive parents, as well as those who have contracted HIV or AIDS. In a part of the world where bottom line poverty is ubiquitous in rural areas, these children are growing up in a harsh reality.
With the boom of tourism and the growing sex trade, Thai children are often exploited. Thai Children’s Trust ensures that these children are given safety, support and education, and most importantly, hope.
All money raised from the Rally will be split between these two organisations with a minimum of £500 going towards Cool Earth.
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