Elon University - Tuk Tuk Fundraising Team

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We all chase the unknown in our own way. Some take to the mountain tops, for others its through the swift curl of water. It is all with the purpose of expanding our minds until the world is seen in a new way. We all have our niche, our ‘thing’ that forces us to reach out for dreams that bring on blood and sweat for us to achieve. These dreams can only be reached by taking a chance and going full in, by being willing to give’r.

For all of us on team Elon Tuk Tuk’s, we have found our chance to catapult ourselves into the unknown by taking part in The Adventurists Rickshaw Run in India this January. As we drive 1,800 miles in auto rickshaws from Jaisalmer to Kochin, not only will we be raising money for charitable causes, we will get the opportunity of a life time to experience India's culture first hand. No one on our team has been to India, let alone driven a rickshaw before. It will be an adventure, a true give’r moment to learn from.

On the Rickshaw Run we will be joined by 78 other teams all raising money for Cool Earth, a charity that focuses on climate change by mitigating deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest. Alongside this group cause, our team has taken on a second charity, Frank Water Projects, a charity that assists in funding and installing water purifying pumps in rural Indian wells. Dealing with mechanical failures, less than acceptable roads, exceptionally good curry, and smiling encounters will become our norm. Help us make this a reality by donating to one, or both of our charities by using these two just-giving links:
Just Giving - Cool Earth
Just Giving - Frank Water Projects

If you are more interested in following our progress or learning more about us, check out our Facebook page or our blog!