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Motorised Rickshaw Team Tackle India For School’s Charity

Published on: 28 Oct, 2014
Updated on: 28 Oct, 2014

A team of five young people are planning a trip of a lifetime – driving two motorised rickshaws the length of the Indian west coast raising money for a charity dear to their hearts.

The RickinIt team are off to India in January.

The RickinIt team are off to India in January.

One of the team is Guildford resident Paul Bennett. He said: “The trip takes place in January and we are hoping to raise as much money as possible for our chosen charity Broomwood in Ethiopia, which provides primary education.

“The parents of Georgia, a member of our team, opened the first school in January this year.

“Currently the school has a capacity of 200 pupils, but the idea is to try and expand to 800 pupils and we are hoping this wacky adventure will encourage people to donate and help this dream become a reality!

“It is anticipated we will drive over 3,000km during three weeks on some of the world’s most dangerous roads in vehicles that have been described as ‘glorified lawnmowers’ that frequently break down.

“Given a complete lack of mechanical expertise among the group navigating the Indian road network will be a real challenge and will take us through some of the most remote parts of India.”

Their team is called RickinIt and more information and how to donate can easily be found by searching RickinIt on Facebook or going to their just giving page.

RickinIt has so far raised more than £1,000 of its £5,000 target.

Paul adds: “We are also offering the opportunity for local companies to sponsor either one of the rickshaws or team clothing for the trip.”

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