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Charity Tuk Tuk Ride Through India

Mark Hagley and Laurence Jarrett-Kerr have successfully returned from their adventure across India where they managed to raise almost £20,000 towards the Street Kids World Cup.

With no preparation and hardly any luggage Mark and Laurence used a 150cc Rickshaw tuk tuk to take them over thousands of miles of questionable terrain in around two weeks. With three wheels and half a horse power the Rickshaw got the job done and has cemented itself as the ultimate long distance, off road machine, despite being designed for only short distances on road.
The team started off on new years day and drove through the Himalayan town of Pokhara in Nepal, through deserts and jungles to Cochin in Southern India.


Mark and his wife have been involved in the street child project after hearing how children in Durban, South Africa would be rounded up and dumped into other areas to 'clean up' the streets. With the FIFA World Cup taking place this June it was a worry that the authorities would make things worse than ever. So it was decided to raise awareness to the issue with the worlds first Street Child World Cup, taking place this coming March. Nine teams of children from around the world (including UK, Brazil, Vietnam India and Nicaragua) will go to Durban to participate. They will also receive training and therapy in all sorts of disciplines and finally have a chance to attend a conference with their own ambassadors where they will be given the chance to tell their leaders what rights they need.
Mark and Larry are specifically raising money to help get the Indian team to South Africa and are hoping that the round up of children by the authorities will finally cease.

To learn more about their adventure or to donate visit: www.plainlazy.com/adventures
www.streetchildworldcup.org
www.plainlazy.com

Added: 2010-01-21

Category: News

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