Each team participating in the Mongol Rally is required to raise a minimum of £500 for the official Mongol Rally charity, as well a minimum of £500 for a charity of their choice. We aim to raise much much more, as leaving the planet in a better place than we found it is close to our hearts and the charitable component of the Rally is very important to us. Click on the Donate Now button to the left to sponsor the charities, or on the logos below.
Each team must raise a minimum of £500 for a charity of their choice. Our chosen charity is Gumboots. Gumboots works to make a positive impact to South African communities who struggle each day for a better future. Key projects include the Ratang Bana Community Centre, Leratong Pre-School, Sigiya Sonke (a youth dance group), and the Phetoho Education project.
Donate to Gumboots at https://www.justgiving.com/TheSouthAfristans
We plan not just to raise money for Gumboots but to partner with them in a meaningful and personal way. The reality in South African is even for those who are lucky enough to get a good education there is a very high level of unemployment. All of our team members are entrepreneurs who seize opportunities as they arise and dream big dreams. We will visit these kids before the Rally and share with them what our plans are and form mentorship relationships with them. We then plan to write personal letters to them from each of our destinations to share our experiences with them. When we return we will visit them again to tell them of our adventures and to share our learnings which perhaps they could leverage in developing their own leadership skills. Our hope is to personally inspire some of these kids to dream big, follow their dreams and believe it can be done! Definately pay Gumboots a visit at http://www.gumboots.org.uk/
In addition to raising funds for a charity of their choice, the official charity for the Rally is Cool Earth. Cool Earth works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction and provide sustainable alternatives for their livelihoods. Visit Cool Earth at http://www.coolearth.org/.