There simply isn’t a day that goes by without me thinking about the Africa Rally. Today, my thoughts were supplemented by an e-mail update from the organizers of the rally. Take a look and read about the results of our fundraising efforts:
“Onwards, to the event they told us would never happen, the Africa Rally. They said the roads were impassable, they said everyone would be chopped up and eaten. But of course our noble pioneering teams spread their victory all over the faces of those who said nay. Let us take a moment to remember with fondness members of team Great Balls of Fur; deported from Tunisia at gunpoint for describing their jobs as Beekeeper/Children’s entertainer. No amount of pleading or pointing at their fine tweed suits would prevail. And together lets stand in awe at the pure genius of Alan from team Tazmanian Smurfari, arrested in Timbuktu for causing a public disturbance whilst dressed as a smurf.
Of the 42 cars that left London a whole 28 made it to the finish line in Cameroon and over £70, 000 was raised for charity. Sales of the cars alone have funded a whole new quarantine area for Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund and paid for 32 children in an orphanage in Douala to go to school for a whole year. A jolly good show all round.
Keep an eye on mail-outs to swipe your place for the 2009 rally, set to launch on a wintery date in November next year. Bigger, better and just as stupid as ever… The Africa Rally will soon be back.”