Cool Earth - Not only is the Mongol Rally an industrial dose of adventure, it’s also about Saving the World. We ask every team to raise a minimum of £1000 for charity, at least £500 of which goes to our official charity Cool Earth.
To date The Adventurists have raised a whopping £5.5 million for charity and, along with the teams on our other adventures, you'll be saving the world one rainforest at a time. Not because we’re tree hugging sandal weavers, but because the world would be shit without them.
Where would we get lost if we didn't have jungles?
Dreams Come True - Bringing joy to children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions. They are a national UK charity that works hard to make dreams come true for children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions aged between 2 and 21 years old. Fulfilling a dream can help a child or young person to think beyond their illness or disability and focus on something highly positive and empowering.
The experience can create amazing memories for entire families and our friendly and knowledgeable team are there to help every step of the way. Over the years, they have arranged for thousands of children and young people to meet their heroes, enjoy amazing experiences, visit special places and more.
For some, a dream is simply to enjoy everyday activities so we're also happy to provide specialist items such as disability trikes, wheelchair swings, sensory equipment and technology.
With the majority of members in Alpha Squad being students we need all the help we can get. We appreciate some of you won't like the idea of just handing over money to a bunch of students, so we are working on constructing a parts/equipment list. This way you could purchase or donate equipment for us that would help us complete the rally!
This is very brief just to get the ball rolling but we hope to hold dinner events, charity auctions, sponsorship schemes and much much more! If you can't donate money but can donate parts, services, prizes, anything, please get in touch!
Any questions I will be more than willing to try and answer them.
Thanks for reading, dig deep!
A special thank you to those who have already donated.
Use our car as advertising space for your business! We have several spots on each panel of our car that you can buy, purchasing more than one spot in the panel will allow for an even bigger sticker!
To secure your section of panel, donate the amount indicated and send us an email with your graphic attached. We will take care of getting it printed at the biggest size possible and making it look good before whacking it on the motor. If you include a description and a website we will also provide a link on our website!
Money is nice, but it won't necessarily help us with the rally. The more items we can tick off our list the more we can focus on fundraising for charity.
If you're feeling generous (or simply concerned for our well being and survival) click "buy" next to the item and donate the value of said item. Include a comment so we know what you've "bought" us and we will cross it off the list as well as give you a special mention.
If you sponsor us for one of our essential items you will get regular postcards from along the way, we will shout you out in video blog entries along the way and even sport your company's uniform if you send us some. Oh and naturally you'll secure yourself a nice big spot on the car for some advertisement!
Simply contact us with your details and what you have donated to us for and we will ensure everything is put in place for you.
We are receiving many emails about what we will actually need to get us through this rally.
Please find below our 10 ten items that we currently need; being students and deadlines approaching we are still constructing together a comprehensive list and hope to be able to present this in the new year.
- 2 x Jerry cans
- 2 x Heavy Duty, large tarpaulin sheets
- Foam fire extinguisher
- 2 x Auxilary spot lights
- 3 x Head torches
- 1 x GoPro Hero (if you're feeling generous)
- 4 x 13" Steel rim, 4-stud wheels
- 7 x New tyres
- New Suspension kit
- New Brakes
Thanks for looking!
- A bottle of drink for the road (Jake and Carly)
- A tank of fuel (Jake and Carly)
- Jake Trask
- Carly Mulholland
- Peter Buckland Merrett
- Joe Heskett
- Gemma Edwards
- Sarah Kirby