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THE BAJAI RALLY

2011 OCTOBER

TOTAL: £12,904.10

Top Fundraisers:

£1,630.00 - by Dan Fiddock for Mercy Centre UK

£1,217.00 - by Team CoolBeer for the Wildlife Heritage Foundation

£1,155.50 - by Duncan White and Olly Smith (£955.50 for Children's Surgical Centre and £200 for Birdlife International)

Official Charity - Harapan via Birdlife International

Total Raised: £7,013.60

Top Fundraisers:

£840.69 - by Grant James & Karl Taggart

£840.00 - by Sacha Chorley

£710.00 - by Sarah Colquhoun

Where the funds were spent:

Conservation is all about what each of us can do personally to help and BirdLife International would like to thank one and all who completed the extraordinary ASEAN Rickshaw Run. We salute you all along with your friends and families for raising a fantastic £7,013.60. These valuable funds will be used wisely to accelarate the tropical lowland forest restoration work taking place in the Forest of Hope (Harapan) Sumatra. For example – this represents the planting of an additional 3,000 seeding trees to repair an area the size of 10 hectares. Thanks to your amazing efforts, we can now do more at the local level for wildlife and indigenous communities who are struggling to survive in the aftermath of decades of habitat destruction.

Read more about the Harapan Initiative


2012 MARCH

TOTAL: £26,478.31

Top Fundraisers:

£9,000.22 - by Jakarta or Bust  Kevin Mangan, Adam Clift between Birdlife International and Action Against Hunger

£2,344.88 - by The Charity Chariot James Duke-Evans, Edward Gaut, James Edmonds between Birdlife International and WaterAid  

£2,315.15 - by Drinking Flagons, Driving Wagons  Fergal MacDonnell, Darren Doyle, Ed Ruddy between Birdlife International and Irish Cancer Society

Official Charity - Harapan via Birdlife International

Total Raised: £10,194.84

Top Fundraisers:

£4,504.61 - Jakarta or Bust  Kevin Mangan, Adam Clift

£665.99 - The Charity Chariot James Duke-Evans, Edward Gaut, James Edmonds

£585 - RickRolled Anthony Beatty, Cortney Walleston

Where the funds were spent:

A big thank you to every ASEAN Rickshaw Runner for cracking on with your own individual fundraising plans to support BirdLife’s Sumatran “Harapan” project.  We really do appreciate your fantastic efforts in encouraging friends, family and employers, to dig deep into their pockets. Congratulations and well done to those of you who have already met or exceeded your own fundraising target. This will inspire and motivate others to step on the gas with spreading the word and bringing in those vital last few donations needed to reach your original goal.  Put simply – every pledge met – means more native seedling trees planted in Harapan  – and we can accelerate the work with local communities to restore even more hectares of degraded forest back to into its original pristine condition. This will be not only be good for biodiversity , but will also benefit the indigenous Bathin Sembilan tribes people who also depend upon Harapan for their existence. It’s also good for us all, as forests like this naturally lock away billions of tonnes of carbon and play a vital role in the global battle against climate change. Thank you once again.        

Peter Hendley – Individuals Giving Manager – BirdLife International    

Read more about the Harapan Initiative

 

Total raised for own choice charities: £15,976.47


2012 OCTOBER

TOTAL: £33,536.50

Top Fundraisers:

£12,976.99 - by Wallace MonuMentals and Squinstepps, William Cook, Miles Harrison, Alexander Scott for Aberlour Child Care Trust

£5,134.50 - by Going Whoop Whoop, Patrick and Angela Bishop for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

£2,293.52 - The Royal Canadian Rickshaw Rallyers, Aran Seaman, Jess Sloss for Care Canada and a donation of water filters to Padang

Harapan via Birdlife International: £7,440.26

Top Fundraisers:

£1,170.26 - Hooded Merganser Scott Peters, Nels Reese and Joshua Miles

£1,105 - The Danglers  James McClure and Ryan Lukas

£835 - Smokin Indo! Helena Wiltshire, Jayden Grundy and Scott Richards

Where the funds were spent:

Tropical rainforests provide 4.6 billion people in the world with their daily water supply. Tropical rainforests are also home to 30% of all bird species and 60% of all invertebrates. Yet every day an area the equivalent to 23,000 football pitches is lost forever due to the global demand for timber, paper and land for agricultural use. How crazy are we? But thanks to your generous support we’re working in Harapan , Sumatra with local communities to repair the damage from decades of slash and burn in a now legally protected reserve of 200,000 acres. Thanks to your help we’re now able to accelerate the planting of seedling trees and upscale work on helping local people to live sustainably. This involves helping people to generate alternative income streams from selling natural products by a healthy tropical rainforest. Your support is making a big difference in improving the future for wildlife and people in Harapan and we thank each and every one of you for making this possible.  

Peter Hendley – Individuals Giving Manager – BirdLife International    

Read more about the Harapan Initiative

 

Total raised for own choice: £26096.24


2013 JANUARY

TOTAL: £17,793.07

Top Fundraisers:

£3,130- by It's a Shaw Thing, William Cook, Miles Harrison, Alexander Scott between Macmillan Cancer Support, Blesma and BirdLife International 

£2,727 - Where are the Wallys - Lucy, Mel and Bono for Parkinson's UK and BirdLife International

£2,203.79 - by The Yaw of the Jungle, Jessica and Benjamin for Mercy Corps

 

Harapan Forest via BirdLife International: £4,855.56

Top Fundraisers:

£847.23 - Where are the Wallys - Lucy, Mel and Bono

£645 - Tukkin in - Katerine, Sophie and Waiman

£540 - From Rags to Rickshaws - Josh and Nathan

Where the funds were spent:

" Every day an area of tropical rainforest the equivalent to 23,000 football pitches is lost forever. But the game is not over yet!  Thanks to your help we can tackle the problem in Sumatra. We have legally protected 100,000 hectares of degraded forest in Harapan saving it from being turned into palm oil plantations.  We can now move on and accelerate the work with Partners and local communities to restore the forest by planting seedling trees and train indigenous tribes to become Forest Wardens.  Your GB £500 pounds enables a further 500 trees to be planted - a key element of the forest restoration plan.  Your support is making a real difference and BirdLife International thanks you and your sponsors for their generosity and helping us address this crucial conservation challenge."

Peter Hendley – Individuals Giving Manager – BirdLife International    

Read more about the Harapan Initiative

 

Total raised for own choice: £12,227.26


THE AFRICA RALLY

2008

TOTAL: £71,866.22

Rally Vehicles

The Africa Rally vehicles that made it to the finish line in Cameroon were sold with the assistance of the Cameroon Government's Ministries of Tourism, Finance and Customs and raised more than £11,000, £7000 of which was donated to Ape Action Africa, and the rest to Nouvelles Destinee Orphanage.

FRANK WATER: £6,565.00

FRANK Water is a small UK-based charity dedicated to providing access to much needed clean water for the world's poorest communities. They work directly with local Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in developing countries to identify villages in need of sustainable clean water projects. Once a project is set up, it is run and maintained by the local community.

Where the money went...

The funds were spent on a school based clean water & sanitation project in Ghana.

Find out more about Frank Water Projects

SEND A COW: £19,009

Send a Cow runs sustainable agricultural programmes in nine countries in Africa to help small-scale farmers overcome poverty and malnutrition. They were founded in 1988 by a group of UK farmers who sent cows to families in post-conflict Uganda. Everyone they work with undertakes to pass on the benefits they gain, such as livestock and skills, to another family, so the work goes on multiplying throughout communities.

Where the money went...

The funds raised by the Africa Rally teams were directed to the Cameroon projects. Since we began working in Cameroon, almost 900 families are now able to grow enough food to have nutritious meals each day; some have even gone on to make an income from the sale of their produce.

Find out more about Send a Cow

APE ACTION AFRICA (formerly CWAF): £9,000

AAA are committed to protecting Cameroon’s great apes through direct action. Their front line conservation work includes rescuing orphaned or injured great apes, providing them with individual care, and giving them a safe forest sanctuary home where they can live with their own kind. They are a small charity based largely in Cameroon but also at Bristol Zoo in the UK.

Where the money went...

AAA were able to fund animal food for 3 months. They had originally hoped to use the money to contribute to building a new gorilla enclosure, but inflation changed the plansFind out more about Ape Action Africa

FAIRBRIDGE: £33,292.22

Fairbridge works with young people aged 13-25 that other organisations find difficult to engage giving them the motivation, self-confidence and skills they need to change their lives. Inside every disadvantaged young person, there is a confident, positive, individual trying to break out. Last year, Fairbridge helped 4,000 take their first step.

Where the money went...

The funds were not restricted to a particular centre by the team who fundraised for the charity, so Fairbridge were able to spend the funds where they saw the most need for them.

Find out more about Fairbridge

Nouvelles Destinee Orphanage: £4,000

Nouvelles Destinee Orphanage received £4,000 from the auction of the cars on the Africa rally, which they spent on medication, food and rent in order to keep the orphanage running.


2009

TOTAL: £55,048.54

Rally Vehicles

The Africa Rally vehicles that made it to the finish line in Cameroon were sold with the assistance of the Cameroon Government's Ministries of Tourism, Finance and Customs and raised £13,801.54. £10,000 was donated to One Heart and £3,801.54 to Destinee Orphanage shown in the totals below...

Rainforest Foundation UK: £10,985

The mission of the Rainforest Foundation UK is to support indigenous peoples and traditional populations of the world's rainforest in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfil their rights to land, life and livelihood.

Where the money went...

RFUK work with Baka Pygmy communities helping them map their land so that they can negotiate their rights with the authorities and neighbouring communities. By producing maps of their territories communities can prove to the authorities that they exist, and that their forest isn't empty land to be handed out to logging companies. Education programme: To date, no pygmy person has ever completed secondary school, or attended university, and there are less than 30 pygmy children currently attending secondary school. The barriers preventing pygmy children from attending school are enormous - some children have to walk as far as 18 miles a day - that's an 8 hour walk, just to reach school. RFUK is working to overcome the many barriers to education for pygmies in Cameroon. In the last year, through our education programme, 40 primary school children (22 girls, 18 boys) and 8 secondary school children (8 boys) are now able to go to school with provisions for accommodation, food, uniforms and books. We are now working to ensure they can stay in school and gain a lasting education.

Find out more about Rainforest Foundation

SEND A COW: £21,000

Send a Cow runs sustainable agricultural programmes in nine countries in Africa to help small-scale farmers overcome poverty and malnutrition. They were founded in 1988 by a group of UK farmers who sent cows to families in post-conflict Uganda. Everyone they work with undertakes to pass on the benefits they gain, such as livestock and skills, to another family, so the work goes on multiplying throughout communities.

Where the money went...

The funds raised by the Africa Rally teams were directed to the Cameroon projects. Since we began working in Cameroon, almost 900 families are now able to grow enough food to have nutritious meals each day; some have even gone on to make an income from the sale of their produce. Every donation we receive helps, and thanks to a unique aspect of Send a Cow's work, each farmer that they support will go on to lend a hand to some 9 others, meaning that the benefits of public support like the teams' reaches even more people, often for years to come.

Find out more about Send a Cow

Ape Action Africa (formerly CWAF): £9,262

AAA are committed to protecting Cameroon's great apes through direct action. Their front line conservation work includes rescuing orphaned or injured great apes, providing them with individual care, and giving them a safe forest sanctuary home where they can live with their own kind. They are a small charity based largely in Cameroon but also at Bristol Zoo in the UK.

Where the money went...

AAA were able to fund animal food for 3 months. We had originally planned to use the money to contribute to building a new gorilla enclosure, but we have been hit hard by inflation in Cameroon for the first time finally, the global economy has arrived in Cameroon!

Our food costs soared last year and we have not been able to increase our funding from the UK so the money raised helped us enormously with our food costs, which is clearly a very important part of our every day costs. Food for the animals and wages for our Cameroonian keepers are our biggest costs so this additional funding was vital for us.

Find out more about Ape Action Africa

1 HEART: £10,000

One heart's aims are to record endangered music and bring royalties from sales back to the musicians' community, use funds collected to carry out projects agreed by and of benefit to the community. Encourage self-worth and respect for their culture by showing that it is appreciated in the wider world and relieve poverty in communities which have provided music for recordings.

Bring all ages, ethnicities and religions together in joyous open-air events by setting up traditional music & dance festivals. Educate people in Britain about foreign cultures by running workshops in schools and community centres.

Where the money went...

The funds are being used to provide accommodation for and improvements to a little school the charity built in an earlier project for Baka adults and children to learn literacy, numeracy and health and hygiene in. They are employing locals to carry out the project and building work, thereby keeping the funds in the local community and increasing the building skills, thereby rendering those on the project all the more employable following the school and accommodation's completion. They hope to have the first "Summer School' under way in 2011.

Find out more about 1 Heart

Nouvelles Destinee Orphanage: £3801.54

Nouvelles Destinee Orphanage received £3801.54 from the auction of the cars on the Africa rally, which they spent on medication, food and rent in order to keep the orphanage running.


RUTA DEL SOL - 2008

TOTAL: £2,604.28

MERCY CORPS: £2604.28

Mercy Corps strives to improve the lives of rural agricultural communities. They work to democratically identify and address common problems through a community mobilisation process to improve quality of life through economic development, health, and youth initiatives.

Where the money went

Ruta del Sol teams' fundraising efforts were used for Mercy Corps' projects in Columbia.

Find out more about Mercy Corps: http://www.mercycorps.org.uk


AFD DZUD APPEAL - 2010

TOTAL: £7,526.00

Date Last Updated: 21st November 2011

In 2010 Mongolia expereinced a particularly harsh winter (dzud). Adventurists visit Mongolia every year for both the Mongol Rally and Mongol Derby and so an appeal was launched. A stagering amount of money was raised with in two weeks mainly donations from participants on previous events. AVSF then made a delivery to Khotont, near Khakhorum, with 12 tonnes of animal fodder, as a direct result of the kind donations. While they were there the vets inspected and treated the herders' animals. The charity, and the herders were extremely grateful for the funds raised so quickly which made this delivery possible.

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Last Updated: 13/12/13