THE REPORTS:RICKSHAW RUN


2007 WINTER

TOTAL: £34,580.50

MERCY CORPS

£34,580.50 In India, Mercy Corps strives to improve the lives of rural agricultural communities. They focus on fulfilling dire health and economic needs and on building community collaboration to improve quality of life.

Where the money went

The funds raised support projects implemented by Mercy Corps in North East India and Orissa. These endeavour to improve the lives of community members living on tea estates and in the neighbouring communities.

Find out more about Mercy Corps' work in India

Find out more about Mercy Corps


2007 SUMMER

TOTAL: £27,964.79

MERCY CORPS

£27,964.79 In India, Mercy Corps strives to improve the lives of rural agricultural communities. They focus on fulfilling dire health and economic needs and on building community collaboration to improve quality of life.

Where the money went

The funds raised support projects implemented by Mercy Corps in North East India and Orissa. These endeavour to improve the lives of community members living on tea estates and in the neighbouring communities.

Find out more about Mercy Corps' work in India.

Find out more about Mercy Corps.


2008 WINTER

TOTAL: £79,412.42

MERCY CORPS: £51,503.42

In India, Mercy Corps strives to improve the lives of rural agricultural communities. They focus on fulfilling dire health and economic needs and on building community collaboration to improve quality of life.

Where the money went

The funds raised support projects implemented by Mercy Corps in North East India and Orissa. These endeavour to improve the lives of community members living on tea estates and in the neighbouring communities.

Find out more about Mercy Corps' work in India.

Find out more about Mercy Corps.

MAITAI NEPAL: £13,954.50

Maiti Nepal work for the prevention of girl trafficking, and the rescue, rehabilitation and integration of survivors of trafficking. The funds raised were used to support the activities of the Transit Home and the rehabilitation programme. They contributed directly to the provision of shelter, food, medical assistance, psychological treatment, psycho-social counselling, clothes, family identification, trainings for employability, legal assistance, exposure/ education visits to different places) for the girls/women.

Where the money went

Maiti Nepal's remit of work is broad and varied in content and the charity work in Kathmandu and along the Nepalese/Indian border.

Find out more about Maiti Nepal

FRANK WATER: £13,954.50

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 raised by teams on this Rickshaw Runs sponsor vital water facilities in villages throughout Andhra Pradesh, India.

Find out more about Frank Water Projects.


2008 SUMMER

TOTAL: £72,572.92

MERCY CORPS: £38,273.82

In India, Mercy Corps strives to improve the lives of rural agricultural communities. They focus on fulfilling dire health and economic needs and on building community collaboration to improve quality of life.

Where the money went

The funds raised support projects implemented by Mercy Corps in North East India and Orissa. These endeavour to improve the lives of community members living on tea estates and in the neighbouring communities.

Find out more about Mercy Corps

FRANK WATER: £32,299.10

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 raised by teams on this Rickshaw Runs sponsor vital water facilities in villages throughout Andhra Pradesh, India.

Find out more about Frank Water Projects

NON -OFFICIAL CHARITIES

Below is a team who fundraised for their own choice of charity as well as the official adventure charities.

SPARKS: £2,000 raised by Team Hurry Krishna

parks help all babies be born healthy and stay healthy. They do this by funding high quality medical research into childhood diseases.

Where the money went

Sparks-funded research has identified a gene that may protect against all cancers including neuroblastoma, one of the biggest cancer killers of children under five. Their researchers are leading the world's biggest study into club-foot identifying the key genes that rob many children of a fully active life and have identified genes that may be linked to severe Spina bifida. They are also contributing to the development of brain cooling equipment that is reducing the incidence of brain injury and cerebral palsy in babies.

Find out more about Sparks


2009 WINTER

Total: £97,503.32

Mercy Corps: £45,236.23

In India, Mercy Corps strives to improve the lives of rural agricultural communities. They focus on fulfilling dire health and economic needs and on building community collaboration to improve quality of life.

Where the money went

The funds raised support projects implemented by Mercy Corps in North East India and Orissa. These endeavour to improve the lives of community members living on tea estates and in the neighbouring communities.

Find out more about Mercy Corps' work in India

Find out more about Mercy Corps

FRANK WATER: £52,267.09

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 raised by teams on this Rickshaw Runs sponsor vital water facilities in villages throughout Andhra Pradesh, India.

Find out more about Frank Water Projects


2009 SPRING

TOTAL: £57,110.12

SOS Childrens Villages:£25,497.34

SOS Children's Villages is active in 132 countries and territories worldwide. The variety of this international work is brought together by the umbrella organisation SOS-Kinderdorf International, which unites all of the autonomous national associations.

Where the money went

SOS Children’s Village provide vital care and assistance together with a family life for children who have lost their parents through war, famine, disease and poverty.

Find out more about SOS Childrens Villages.

FRANK WATER: £31,064.74

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 raised by teams on this Rickshaw Runs sponsor vital water facilities in villages throughout Andhra Pradesh, India.

Find out more about Frank Water Projects

MERCY CORPS: £548.04 (not an official charity on this Run)

In India, Mercy Corps strives to improve the lives of rural agricultural communities. They focus on fulfilling dire health and economic needs and on building community collaboration to improve quality of life.

Where the money went

The funds raised support projects implemented by Mercy Corps in North East India and Orissa. These endeavour to improve the lives of community members living on tea estates and in the neighbouring communities.

Find out more about Mercy Corps' work in India.

Find out more about Mercy Corps.


2009 AUTUMN

TOTAL: £67,136.58

FRANK WATER: £35,824.54

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 raised by teams on this Rickshaw Run sponsor vital water facilities in villages throughout Andhra Pradesh, India.

Find out more about Frank Water

MAITAI NEPAL:£31,312.04

Maiti Nepal work for the prevention of girl trafficking, and the rescue, rehabilitation and integration of survivors of trafficking. The funds raised were used to support the activities of the Transit Home and the rehabilitation programme. They contributed directly to the provision of shelter, food, medical assistance, psychological treatment, psycho-social counselling, clothes, family identification, trainings for employability, legal assistance, exposure/ education visits to different places) for the girls/women.

Where the money went

Maiti Nepal's remit of work is broad and varied in content and the charity work in Kathmandu and along the Nepalese/Indian border.

Find out more about Maiti Nepal


2010 WINTER

TOTAL: £100,275.18

MERCY CORPS: £53,486.98

In India, Mercy Corps strives to improve the lives of rural agricultural communities. They focus on fulfilling dire health and economic needs and on building community collaboration to improve quality of life.

Where the money went

The funds raised support projects implemented by Mercy Corps in North East India and Orissa. These endeavour to improve the lives of community members living on tea estates and in the neighbouring communities.

Find out more about Mercy Corps' work in India.

Find out more about Mercy Corps.

MAITAI NEPAL:£46,264.20

Maiti Nepal work for the prevention of girl trafficking, and the rescue, rehabilitation and integration of survivors of trafficking. The funds raised were used to support the activities of the Transit Home and the rehabilitation programme. They contributed directly to the provision of shelter, food, medical assistance, psychological treatment, psycho-social counselling, clothes, family identification, trainings for employability, legal assistance, exposure/ education visits to different places) for the girls/women.

Where the money went

Maiti Nepal's remit of work is broad and varied in content and the charity work in Kathmandu and along the Nepalese/Indian border.

Find out more about Maiti Nepal

FRANK WATER: £524 (Not an official charity on this event)

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 raised by teams on this Rickshaw Runs sponsor vital water facilities in villages throughout Andhra Pradesh, India.

Find out more about Frank Water Projects


2010 SPRING

TOTAL: £104,150.14

MERCY CORPS:£32,516.19

In India, Mercy Corps strives to improve the lives of rural agricultural communities. They focus on fulfilling dire health and economic needs and on building community collaboration to improve quality of life.

Where the money went

The funds raised support projects implemented by Mercy Corps in North East India and Orissa. These endeavour to improve the lives of community members living on tea estates and in the neighbouring communities.

Find out more about Mercy Corps' work in India

Find out more about Mercy Corps

FRANK WATER: £71,633.95

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 raised by teams on this Rickshaw Runs sponsor vital water facilities in villages throughout Andhra Pradesh, India.

Read Frank Water Projects' charity report

Find out more about Frank Water Projects


2010 AUTUMN

TOTAL: £93,576.05

MAITAI NEPAL: £15,359.42

Maiti Nepal's focus is the prevention of girl-trafficking, and rehabilitating those they help back in to the community through education, counseling and care.

Top Three Fundraisers

The Buttered Chickens: £2,679

Carl and Markus's RR: £1,674

Raiders of the Lost Tuk: £1,512.80

Where the money went

The funds raised support the 'Rehabilitating girls/women - A pathway towards Empowerment" programme. It aims to rehabilitate women or girls in the Rehabilitation Home at Kathmandu. This serves as a home for girls and women, providing shelter, food, clothes, medical assistance; psycho-social counseling and legal aid. The duration of their stay in the home is a minimum of 6 months but it varies according to their ability to sustain themselves. They can stay years if they need to. The programme also aims to identify the parents/guardians of the girls/women, and encourages them to take up alternative livelihoods through training and reintegration in to the family and society.

Find out more about Maiti Nepal.

FRANK WATER: £57,216.63

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.

Top Three Fundraisers

Team Beth and Vaughan: £4,455

Tickle my Pickle: £3,523

Lassi Come Home: £3,240.31

Where the money went

Frank Water Projects has been blown away by the creativity, commitment, and enthusiasm of the Rickshaw Run teams and sends a massive thank you to everyone who raised funds. The money received will be spent on sustainable, community-run clean water facilities, providing access to safe drinking water for some of the world's poorest communities.

Find out more about Frank Water Projects

NON-OFFICIAL CHARITIES: £21,000+

More than £21,000 in total was raised for a variety of the teams' own choices of charities on the Autmn 2010 Rickshaw Run.

Top Fundraiser:

The Armchair Loafers raised: £4,250 for Butterwick Hospice Care 


2011 WINTER

TOTAL: £94,653.12

FRANK WATER: £94,653.12

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.

Top Three Fundraisers

Tuk it Easy: £8,759.73

Ou est la Plage?: £6,188.12

The Lost Boys: £5,255.45

Where the money went Frank Water Projects has been blown away by the creativity, commitment, and enthusiasm of the Rickshaw Run teams and sends a massive thank you to everyone who raised funds. The money received will be spent on sustainable, community-run clean water facilities, providing access to safe drinking water for some of the world's poorest communities.

Find out more about Frank Water Projects


2011 SPRING

TOTAL: £91,093.83

Social Change And Development (SCAD): £36,987.00

Top Fundraisers

£2,885 - by Dr Olly Pietroni

£2,025 - by Miss Kathryn McConachy

£1,930 - by Miss Lauren Waterfield

How the funds were spent:

SCAD are using the funds to provide education and play materials for the local schools, to supporting the women self help groups in starting income generation initiatives, and to test Biochar as a soil conditioner and soil fertility along with carbon sequestration. These are on going projects and will be completed  by March 2012.

Social Change and Development (SCAD) is an exciting charity and research unit, based in the Southern district of India. It works innovatively to help the local communities gain self sufficiency and independence through a variety of programmes. Your fundraising will contribute to the following programmes in particular - children's education, women's empowerment and environmental protection through soil improvement.

Education:

SCAD firmly believes that all children have a right to quality education and it has worked hard to make it possible by improving the village schools, and providing support teachers, teaching and learning materials. SCAD also provide play materials, sanitation facilities and water facilities through rain water harvesting tanks. SCAD runs schools for the salt pan children, Gypsy children, child labourers and many more.

Women Empowerment:

Women groups play a vital role in the overall development of the community. The first women's group was started by SCAD in 1987 in Vellankuli village. The group contained 23 members. In  1990 35 women groups were formed in Tirunelveli region and 16 more in a salt pan village.  The programme grew and in 1994, SCAD formed 600 new groups in a single year which is considered a great success in the history of SCAD. Income generation activities have gained identity and high demand in the local market. Activities such as garments making, mat weaving, pottery, paper cup manufacture and hair oil preparation were all begun with financial support from SCAD’s SURABI loan and the loans from nationalized banks.

Bio – Char:

Bio-char could become part of a solution for mitigating the speed and impact of global warming. It is a way for carbon to be drawn from the atmosphere and trapped in the soil. Bio-char can sequester carbon in the soil for hundreds to thousands of years. SCAD is involved in Research and Development activities in studying the application of bio-char as a fertilizer to plants, working with local farmers who use it to improve their crop yield in the region.

International Rescue Corps (IRC): £32,637.99

Top Fundraisers:

£3,974.99 - by Slumdog Curry Affair

£3,418.00 - by Tuk Tuk and Away

£2,601.00 - by Team Popadom

The first £7,000.00 - £7,000.500 will be used to replace the items left in Japan at the earthquake om 2010, also to replace the mission costs of this event.

The Corps has a number of flexible camera systems. One particular make has proven to be unreliable once it reached a few years old. The probable replacement system, which is manufactured by Olympus is around £13,500.00. This price depends on the exact specification of the unit.

Our Southern Region require a trailer to enable them to move rescue kit to incidents and training. Once again the exact price will depend on the final specification, however this may be higher than before due to the funds from the Rickshaw Run.

At this time we have no further specific plans but a move from our current administrative office is being forced on us, due to the purchase of the Council owned building by Tesco. The development will not contain office space, so some of the funds may go to help provide new accommodation.

NON-OFFICIAL CHARITIES: £21,468.84+

Top Fundraisers:

£8,200 - by Indian Cowboys for Frank Water Projects

£5,060 - by How Long to Shillong for Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

£2,195 - by City City Bang Bang for Frank Water Projects


2011 AUTUMN

TOTAL: £105,030.00

Top Fundraisers:

£7,328.00 - by Rangeela Racers for Frank Water Projects

£6,200.00 - by Blues Brothers for Frank Water Projects

£5,900.74 - by Gandhi Warhol for Moorfields Eye Charity

FRANK WATER: £81,763.00

Top Fundraisers:

£7,328 - by Rangeela Racers

£6,200 - byBlues Brothers

£5,857 - by Habibi Babes

Where the funds were spent:

The funds are being spent on building clean water projects in India, which provide guaranteed clean water to rural communities who suffer from both biological and chemically contaminated water.  Over 100,000 people now have access to clean, fluoride free drinking water, making a profound and lasting effect on lives.

NON-OFFICIAL CHARITIES: £23,267+

£2,102.47 - by Krazy Jalfrezi Help for Heroes (and £2,267 for Frank Water)

£2,279.88 - by Rick'n Roll for Operation Smile (and £1,747 for Frank Water)

£1,852.00 - by The Piledrivers for A.C.E. (and £350 for Frank Water)


2012 WINTER

TOTAL: £112,942.37

Top Fundraisers:

£7,645.66 - Team Fast and Curry-ious for Seeing is Believing

£5,350.00 - Instant Korma for The Red Cross, The Royal Marsden and Frank Water Projects

£4,866.25 - Grumpy Old Men for Sri Sathya Sai English school in Velanad and Prostate Cancer

FRANK WATER: £80,249.68

Top Fundraisers:

£4,240.00 - Cats In a Hot Tin Tuk (Si, Sam, Jonny)

£4,115.76 - Road Rajah (Chris, Adam & James)

£3,477.50 - Ikea G6 (Nicolette, Alessandra & Peter)

Joint Fundraising: £5,561.50 - Oh Ticky Shaw So Fine & Won't Take Naan For An Answer

Where the funds were spent:

FRANK Water is planning to use the funds from the Rickshaw Run for projects with its current partner Bala Vikasa, based in Andhra Pradesh, South East India, and projects  with Antodaya in Orissa. The charity is also moving forward with its Innovations Lab which will look into using new and emerging technologies and solutions to provide safe water. A percentage of the Rickshaw Run funds will be put towards this exciting development.

Thanks:

"With an incredible total of over £80,000 - all of us at FRANK Water Projects want to say THANK YOU to all you crazy adventurists who braved the roads (and water) of India and managed to raise this phenomenal amount for our clean water projects... you probably witnessed (if not felt) the impact of dirty water whilst on your adventure and can understand the incredible difference that your money will make.  We can't thank you enough."

NON-OFFICIAL CHARITIES: £32,692.69


2012 SPRING

TOTAL: £101,210.63

Top Fundraisers:

£12,651 - 2 Posh 2 Push for Frank Water Projects

£7,225 - Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Tow between Cancer Research UK, The Ronnie Walker Trust Fund and Frank Water Projects

£4,270.40 -The Dystentery Dodgers between Mencap and Frank Water Projects

FRANK WATER: £65,045.41

Top Fundraisers:

£12,651 - 2 Posh 2 Push

£4,705 - Tuk Tuk Goose

£2,845- Javagal's Mo

Where the funds were spent:

FRANK Water is planning to use the funds from the Rickshaw Run for projects with its current partner Bala Vikasa, based in Andhra Pradesh, South East India, and projects  with Antodaya in Orissa. The charity is also moving forward with its Innovations Lab which will look into using new and emerging technologies and solutions to provide safe water. A percentage of the Rickshaw Run funds will be put towards this exciting development.

Thanks:

"All of us at FRANK Water Projects want to say THANK YOU to all you crazy adventurists who braved the roads (and water) of India and managed to raise this phenomenal amount for our clean water projects... you probably witnessed (if not felt) the impact of dirty water whilst on your adventure and can understand the incredible difference that your money will make.  We can't thank you enough."

NON-OFFICIAL CHARITIES: £36,165.22


2012 AUTUMN

TOTAL: £103,333.96

 

Top Fundraisers:

£12,114.75 - Shawly Doomed for International Justice Mission

£6,000 - Shaw FRANK Indirection (Frank Competition Winners) for Frank Water Projects

£5, 405 - What Tuk You Shillong for Frank Water Projects

FRANK WATER: £69,079.59

Top Fundraisers:

 £6,000 - Shaw FRANK Indirection (Frank Competition Winners)

 £5, 405 - What Tuk You Shillong

£4,713 - Rub a Dub Dub

 

Where the funds were spent:

This amazing amount will be used to fund not only safe water projects for over 10 rural communities but will also be used to research and develop new innovations such as gravity fed water solutions and solar powered water filters.

Thanks:

"All of us at FRANK Water Projects want to say THANK YOU to all you crazy adventurists who braved the roads (and water) of India and managed to raise this phenomenal amount for our clean water projects... you probably witnessed (if not felt) the impact of dirty water whilst on your adventure and can understand the incredible difference that your money will make.  We can't thank you enough."

NON-OFFICIAL CHARITIES: £34,254.37


2013 WINTER

TOTAL: £119,112.84

Top Fundraisers:

£11,042.67 - Perkie and the Bandits raised £6,656 for SOS Children's Village UK and £4,386.67 for Frank Water Projects,

£7,800 - Three Tits in a Tuck for The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

£4,781.33 - Tuk Tuk Totties for Teardrop Relief

FRANK WATER: £83,666.01

Top Fundraisers:

 £4,705 - Jess and the Tuk Tuk Goose

 £4,386.67 - Perkie and the Bandits

£3,593.16 - Dragon Ladies

 

Where the funds were spent:

The Winter Rickshaw Runners have raised over £80,000 with the funds still coming in. This amazing amount will be used to fund not only safe water projects for over 10 rural communities but will also be used to fund new innovations such as gravity fed water solutions and making use of rain water harvesting to provide safe water.

Thanks:

"All of us at FRANK Water Projects want to say THANK YOU to all you crazy adventurists who braved the roads (and water) of India and managed to raise this phenomenal amount for our clean water projects... you probably witnessed (if not felt) the impact of dirty water whilst on your adventure and can understand the incredible difference that your money will make.  We can't thank you enough."

NON-OFFICIAL CHARITIES: £35,446.83


2013 SPRING

TOTAL: £73,935.78

Top Fundraisers:

£5,143.96 - Seeing is Believing raised £4,138.19 for Seeing is Believing and £1,005.77 for Frank Water Projects,

£6,452.52 - Psycows and Last of the Moohicans - £3,226 raised by each team - for Frank Water Projects

£2,892 - Half a Tribe for Frank Water Projects

 

FRANK WATER: £56,700.71

Top Fundraisers:

£6,452.52 - Psycows and Last of the Moohicans - £3,226 raised by each team

£2,892 - Half a Tribe

£2,736 - Crossing India in a Tuk Tuk

 

Where the funds were spent:

The April Rickshaw Runners have raised over £56,000 with the funds still coming in. This amazing amount will be used to fund not only safe water projects but will also be used to fund new innovations such as gravity fed water solutions and making use of rain water harvesting to provide safe water.

Thanks:

"All of us at FRANK Water Projects want to say THANK YOU to all you crazy adventurists who braved the roads (and water) of India and managed to raise this phenomenal amount for our clean water projects... you probably witnessed (if not felt) the impact of dirty water whilst on your adventure and can understand the incredible difference that your money will make.  We can't thank you enough."

NON-OFFICIAL CHARITIES: £17,235.07


2013 SEPTEMBER

TOTAL: £158,100.28

Top Fundraisers:

£94,154.53- Jack’s Gap for Teenage Cancer Trust

£15,563.44- 2Hot2Handle for Cool Earth and Alzheimer’s Research UK

£3,528.75 - Keep Karma and Curry On for Cool Earth and Hope Foundation for Street Children

COOL EARTH: £35,335

Top Fundraisers:

£2,212.72 - Team OompaLoompa

£2,177.89 - Eat, Pray, Drive

£1950.70 - Agents of Karma

Where the funds were spent:

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

The September Rickshaw Run 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 September Rickshaw Run 2013 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 September Runners saved 141,340 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 150,000 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 September Rickshaw Run is forming a protective shield to safeguard more than 5,000 acres of at-risk rainforest.

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

Own Choice Charities

Total Raised: £122,765.28


JANUARY 2014

TOTAL £146,407.64

Top Fundraisers:

£52,691,78 - Tucking Madness, David Jaskel, Sheryl Needham and Vida Ghazavi for the tel Aviv-Yafo Foundation, London Air Ambulance and the Cathy Freeman Foundation

£13,952.20 - Team Jaiden, Paul Nowak and Matthew Bacon, for Families Against Neuroblastoma

£9,671.90 - Second to Naan - John Larbalestier, Simon Ponsonby and Lachlan Wynne for

COOL EARTH: £33, 105.42

£4,955 - Team Afterburners - Matthias Ruedisueli, Martin Boehlen

£2,039.69 - Rogan Josh and the Hot Chickpeas - Cara Hammerton, Alex Hammerton, Phoebe Macdougall

£1,465 - Anton and Sara - Anton Lynch, Sara Wells

Where the funds were spent:

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

The 2014 January Rickshaw Run 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 Run 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 2014 January Rickshaw Run has so far raised £33,476.19 for Cool Earth - and had Cool Earth's top fundraising team - Team Afterburners.

The Run has saved 133,904 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 145,000 tonnes of CO2.

What’s more, Cool Earth works by forming forest shields to make neighbouring forest inaccessible to loggers. The forest saved by the January Rickshaw Run is an integral part of the shield - safeguarding millions of acres of neighbouring forest.

Thanks

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

NON-OFFICIAL CHARITIES: £113,302.22

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