THE REPORTS:

MOTOTAXI JUNKET


2009

TOTAL: £70,250

Operation Smile UK: £62,500

Operation Smile provides free reconstructive surgery to children and young adults suffering from facial deformities. Clefts are the 3rd most common birth defect worldwide and it is estimated that a baby is born every 2½ minutes with a cleft which can affect their ability to breathe, eat, drink and speak.

Where the money went...

Funds raised by the teams taking part in the Mototaxi Junket supported Operation Smile projects in Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay.

Find out more about Operation Smile UK

Rainforest Foundation UK: £3,000

Around the world, there are millions of people living in rainforests whose livelihoods and cultures depend on their natural environment. In many cases, the basic rights of these people are threatened or undermined by forest destruction, land theft and resource exploitation. The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) is working to ensure the long-term protection of rainforests by securing the rights of indigenous communities to land, life and livelihoods.

Where the money went...

The funds raised from the Mototaxi Junket were sent to rainforest UK's partner in Peru - Central Ashaninka del Rio Ene (CARE) - who run the Land Security for Ahshaninka people in Peru project.

Find out more about Rainforest Foundation UK

NON-OFFICIAL CHARITIES

Below is an example of a team who raised money for their own choice of charity as well as for the official adventure charities.

Practical Action: £4,750 raised by Team Causitas Perdidas

The simplest ideas can have the most profound, life-changing effect on people living in poverty across the world. This is why, for over 40 years, Practical Action have been working closely with some of the world's poorest people using simple technology to fight poverty and transform lives for the better.

Where the money went...

The funds raised supported Practical Action's award-winning micro-hydro programme in Peru. To date, this renewable energy programme comprises about 55 individual schemes which have provided electricity to some 6,000 poor families (approximately 35,000 people), most of whom have never had electricity before. These women, men and children can literally now look forward to a brighter future, with a major impact on their lives and livelihoods.

Find out more about Practical Action


2010

Operation Smile UK:£23,000

Operation Smile provides free reconstructive surgery to children and young adults suffering from facial deformities. Clefts are the 3rd most common birth defect worldwide and it is estimated that a baby is born every 2½ minutes with a cleft which can affect their ability to breathe, eat, drink and speak.

Top Three Fundraisers

Peter Moore:  £3,026

Los Ninos Perdidos:  £2,783

Los Motochorros:  £2,640

Where the money went...

These funds have been used to support medical projects in Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay; the three countries the Mototaxi teams covered on their journey. As a result of this incredible donation together with that of 2009, Operation Smile has been able to provide hundreds of additional children with free reconstructive surgery which will change their lives, forever.

Find out more about Operation Smile UK


2011 WINTER

TOTAL: £25,120.33

Practical Action: £18,737

Life is tough at 4,000m

In the Bolivian highlands, 9 out of 10 families live in extreme poverty, unable to feed themselves through their farming. The 'Aymara' people have survived on these lands for centuries, growing crops and farming cattle, but their way of life is being challenged by the changing climate.

In winter months temperatures can drop to -17c: crops perish, cows die and impossible decisions have to be made - 'feed your children or feed your cattle?'

Practical Action is helping to make sure that poor people can do both; maximising the profit from their hard work and building better futures for their families.

Top Three Fundraisers

The Good, The Bad and The Tiny:  £3,518

The A Team:  £1,800

It's Chaco Time (Mototaxi Diaries):  £1,600

Where the money went...

The funds you raised are going directly to farming families in Bolivia. With your help Practical Action are introducing clean safe water for families and livestock, shelters to protect cows and sheep, the families main asset, during the harsh winter months, fodder and sheds to stor it so that the animals (and their ownders) no longer go hungry, immunisation to cut cattle deaths by a third and training in how to make products (milk, cheese etc) that will help farmers earn more.

As a result of their project, 1938 families will have the skills and opopportunity to adapt tot he changing climate, rather than being destroyed by it.

Find out more about Practical Action

NON-OFFICIAL CHARITIES

Below is an example of a team who raised money for their own choice of charity as well as for the official adventure charity.

Operation Smile: £6,383.33

Raised by Mark Cunnigham-Hill of The Blazing Chillis II


2011 SPRING

TOTAL: £20,675.00 + Gift Aid

Top Fundraisers:

£11,780.00 - by The Incaredibles for Practical Action

£3,070.00 - by Jason Miller for The Sick Children's Trust

£2,126.50 - by Peru are Yer for Practical Action

Practical Action: £16,985

Where the funds were spent:

The money raised by the 2011 Spring, 2011 Summer and 2012 Winter Junkets is supporting the Paqocha project in Peru - Strengthening Food Security and Reducing Climate Vulnerability of Alpaca Farmers in Peru. Photos on Flickr.

NON-OFFICIAL CHARITIES

Total raised: £3,690


2011 SUMMER

TOTAL: £7,967.00 + Gift Aid

Top Fundraisers:

£2,230 - by Plan F for Practical Action and Marie Curie Cancer Care

£1,754 - by Team Pisco Sour Project for Practical Action and Operation Smile

£1,000 - by Sally Duck for Practical Action

Practical Action:   £3,488 + Gift Aid

Where the funds were spent:

The money raised by the 2011 Spring, 2011 Summer and 2012 Winter Junkets is supporting the Paqocha project in Peru - Strengthening Food Security and Reducing Climate Vulnerability of Alpaca Farmers in Peru. This work is already making a big difference to the lives of the people that we are working with. Photos on Flickr.

NON-OFFICIAL CHARITIES

Total Raised: £4,479


2012 WINTER

TOTAL: £46,635.03

Top Fundraisers:

£8,890.80 - Beer and a Handful of Dust for Joshua Ray Smallwood Foundation                                                 and Practical Action

£4,654.46 - Soggy Bottom Boys for Cancer Research UK, Irish Cancer Society                                                 and Practical Action

£2,925.00 - 'Que? Guevara' for Shelter Box and Practical Action

Practical Action: £29,246.39 + Gift Aid

£3,330.00 - Aunt Lucy's Marvellous Marmalade Express

£1,730.00 - Sea Gypsies

£1,494.45 - The Mad Moustache

Where the funds were spent:

The money raised is going towards the continuing Paqocha project - Strengthening Food Security and Reducing Climate Vulnerability of Alpaca Farmers in Peru.  This work is already making a big difference to the lives of the people that we are working with and our Peruvian colleagues have advised:

To date the project has trained 68 Kamayoq (46 men and 22 women) in technical management of alpacas. They provide technical assistance to 800 producers in their highland communities. We have also carried out a pilot marketing of alpaca fiber, promoting partnerships, with positive results in prices, in a joint effort of institutions and organized producers. It also has established partnerships with local governments for the purpose of promoting the development of the region, as well as mutual support in the technical, professional, logistical and search for the cooperation of third parties linked to the alpaca business.

Thanks:

"Practical Action would like to wholeheartedly thank you for choosing Practical Action as the nominated charity, and all of the amazing teams who took part in the Winter 2012 Mototaxi Junket. We have been shown such wonderful support and interest in both the Paqocha project and Practical Action as a whole, with one team stating that we are ‘The Best Charity Ever’. This is absolutely brilliant –thank you!

The fundraising has been superb! In fact the highest amount raised for us from a Mototaxi Junket so far! Once again we are blown away by the tremendous hard work and effort that has been put in by the teams."

NON-OFFICIAL CHARITIES

Total Raised: £17,388.64


2012 SUMMER

TOTAL: £19,656.03

Top Fundraisers:

£2,760 - Carpe Moto II (Seize the Engine), Alan Reid for Practical Action

£2,232.64 - Missing People, Sam Beaver and James Montgomery for the charity Missing People

£1,266.38 - What would Ted Do II? Mark Crouch, Dave Leach for Practical Action

Practical Action: £12,406.29

£2,760 - Carpe Moto II (Seize the Engine), Alan Reid

£1,266.38 - What would Ted Do II? Mark Crouch, Dave Leach

£1,087 - We Really Tucked It Up This Time Natalie Rose, Clive Rogers

Where the funds were spent:

All the people that have taken part in the Mototaxi Junket supporting Practical Action are absolutely brilliant!  Not only do they successfully conquer the challenge of getting a Mototaxi through Peru, they dedicate their time to fundraising for us too.  The September 2012 Junket raised over £12,000 for us which is truly amazing and is quite simply making lives better for people the people that we are working with as part of the Paqocha Project in Peru.  The project is progressing really well as can be seen in the attached series of photographs and the following headlines:

· 800 Alpaca farmer producers have been trained

· Artificial insemination and dried meat production technologies have been developed

· Breeding livestock and equipment for improved alpaca farming have been supplied to alpaca farmers, their families and Extension Workers

· 68  people trained as Kamayok extension workers to provide sustainable training and assistance to families engaged in alpaca farming.

·Over 1600 Alpaca Farmer Families have been given training and technical assistance by the Kamayok extension workers.

·35 officials from sub-national governments and municipalities trained in rural development planning, alpaca farming promotion and risk management associated with climate change.

·Strategies against Climate Change have been developed and presented to relevant authorities.

·Alpaca farmer associations set up to link with municipalities, government institutions and private enterprises.

Thanks:

Huge thanks to everyone who has taken part in the Mototaxi Junket and also to The Adventurists for their fantastic support in helping to make this happen.

NON-OFFICIAL CHARITIES

Total Raised: £7,249.74

2013

TOTAL: £

Top Fundraisers:

£2,071.55 - Perilous Piranha, Neil Thomas and Nick Shuttleworth for Cool Earth and The David School

£1,959.50 - Trashcan Sinatra, Morgan Williams and Tom Ball for Cool Earth and Headway

£1,326.25 - Tequila Mockingbird, Sean Collins, Tom Smith and Ivor Andrews for Cool Earth and COESI (Centre of excellence for sensory impairment)

Cool Earth: £10,437.40

£1,490.61 - One for Every Mile

£1,246.24- Kestrels vs Peru

£988.71 - These Are Not My Goats I & II

Where the funds were spent:

As the official charity of the Adventurists, Cool Earth works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction.

 

The 2013 Mototaxi Junket raised funds for Cool Earth’s Ashaninka Project. Situated in the Rio Ené Valley of central Peru, the region is one of Peru’s worst deforestation hotspots. Cool Earth is working with fifteen Ashaninka villages to ensure rainforest protection goes hand in hand with better lives – empowering them to be in the position where they can turn away the loggers.

 

The Junket is supporting Cool Earth’s Saving Rainforest – Strengthening Lives campaign. This is bringing access to healthcare for the 15 villages in the project. Of these, 14 have no medical facilities and the nearest hospital is more than 10 hours travel from the closest community. With half of Peru’s indigenous population dying before they reach 40 years-old and with infant mortality twice the national average, this will make a real difference to the lives of Cool Earth’s indigenous partners.

 

SAYING IT IN TREES

 

The 2013 Mototaxi Junket saved 41,760 rainforest trees. These trees are some of the most sought after in the world – with prized species such as mahogany, cedar, capirona and tornillo. This will have locked in over 45,000 tonnes of CO2.

 

What’s more, the way Cool Earth works is by forming shields of forest to make neighbouring forest inaccessible to loggers. The forest saved by the 2013 Mototaxi Junket is forming a protective shield to safeguard more than 1,000 acres of at-risk rainforest.

Thanks 

From all at Cool Earth -  a huge thank you for the world saving difference that you are making.

Mototaxi Junket: The Report

Last updated: 12/12/13