The Wrongolians will donate half of their funds to Cool Earth – an organisation that looks to protect indigenous people living in areas of threatened rainforest. Cool Earth work at the frontlines of deforestation, working tirelessly to put indigenous people back in control of their native homeland. Cool Earth currently have projects in the Amazon rainforest, Africas Congo basin and Orangerie Bay in Papua New Guinea. You can discover more about their current projects here.
The remainder of funds raised will go towards the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. The Kent Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity that operates 24 hours a day to provide an specialised air ambulance services for the people of Kent. The charity relies almost entirely on donations and fundraising, and without this kind support, they could not continue their life-saving work. You can donate to them directly here.
The Wrongolians have already passed through France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Georgia. They are now heading back to Kazakhstan, powering on to the Russian border with the intention of getting to Mongolia. So far our intrepid explorers have survived breakdowns, the elements and countless packets of instant noodles. The Wrongolians have traversed mountain ranges, forested dirt roads and challenging desert terrain as Dom explains:
The Wrongolians are competing against around 200 other teams all finding their own improvised routes to the capital city of Ulan-Ude in Russia. You can track the Wrongolians and other teams taking part in the Mongol Rally 2017 using theadventurists.com live tracker.
Amazingly the trusty Renault Clio has held together and proven itself a noble steed, despite being loaded up with 4 travellers and their provisions, tools and supplies. Perhaps it’s the Diversity Travel sponsor stickers? Regardless, our adventurers have been lucky enough to pass through some of the worlds most stunning and untouched landscapes.
We all wish them safe passage and have our fingers crossed that their trusty car will return home in one piece. We’re honoured to have the Wrongolians represent Diversity Travel in such style on the road:
Please donate towards Dom, Tom, Benji and Opes amazing multinational exploits via GoFundMe here:
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