Tuesday, 21 June 2011

HelmetDress Support Luke McEvoy's India Rickshaw Run

Our friend Luke is taking a 150cc rickshaw( tuk-tuk) 5000km across India's toughest terrain - Adventurer or Idiot?

It's not often people get a chance to do something big, to make a difference or help somebody in need, but when they do, we at HelmetDress believe these people should be encouraged and supported.
Let me introduce you to our friend Luke Mcevoy. Luke is taking part in a 5000km road trip across the whole width of India, from Shillong to Jailasmer. This may sound like a barrel of laughs, but when you see that he is planning to do it in a 150cc rickshaw, it soon becomes obvious that this is by no means going to be an easy or even pleasurable journey. In fact, I'm really rather glad it's him and not me. As Luke puts it, "As we battle through some of the most difficult terrain India has to offer, as well as the inevitable breakdowns, breakages and bouts of illness." It really sounds lovely doesn't it!

Why is Luke doing the India Rickshaw Run?
Apart from the fact that our friend Luke is bonkers, he's actually trying to do something very very special indeed. The Rickshaw run is all about raising money for FRANK WATER. "FRANK Water was founded by Katie Alcott in 2005, after she visited India and contracted dysentery after drinking dirty water. Coming back to the UK she realised that by selling ethical bottled water she could use the profits to fund new clean water facilities for villages in need. 5 years on…FRANK Water is now two distinct entities. FRANK Water Projects, a small registered charity (No. 1121273) that can receive your direct donations, and FRANK Water Products, a not-for-profit social enterprise which continues to give 100% of its profits to the charity."

When is Luke doig the India Rickshaw Run?
8th September 2011: Pre Rickshaw Run meeting, Test Drive, Rickshaw Pimping.
9th September 2011: Pre Rickshaw Run meeting, Test Drive, Pre Run Test.
10th September 2011: Start Party.
11th September 2011: Official Start Line Ceremony.
24th September 2011: The Finish Line party.

Follow & Sponsor Luke's India Rickshaw Run
You can follow Luke's India Rickshaw Run here on the HelmetDress blog, or you can visit his blog ~ http://indiatuktuk.blogspot.com/. How he plans to tackle this huge challenge and blog at the same time is a mystery and we can only hope he gets home in one piece. 

Be part of the action and sponsor Luke by clicking -----------------> HERE!! :)

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