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Charity run in India

If the moderators don't like this, I apologise and please do remove it.

In the first 2 weeks of November, two of us are going to Goa to raise money for charity,

Karma Enduro

We are driving 2000km in 2 weeks in a Hindustan Ambassador, along with about 50 other cars.

Supported charities are Rainbow Trust Home Page and Adventure Ashram - Welcome.

The company Global Enduro Adventures organise a number of events each year to support these charities. Their websites will say more than I can.

The minimum we have to raise is £8500 and we are getting there, but about £2500 short at the moment. As there are several events each year and they have put in an extra one, ALL of the money raised is going to the causes.

I fully appreciate that we are not all rich and often run our cars on a shoestring, but there many others worse off.

There is a motorbike run they organise, but having had a rather bad accident 13 years ago, I'm wary of riding in India!

Paypal account is greenwood.dental@btconnect.com.

Many thanks just for reading.

We are paying all of the running costs (about £2000), so its not just a free holiday.

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How about
you raise the money
stay at home
and
give ALL the proceeds to charity
OR even
pay for your own fucking holidays
QUE?
This whole charity holiday thing has pissed me off this while
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Were it not for your post count and signature picture, I'd have thought this to be spam.

Good luck to you all.
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How about
you raise the money
stay at home
and
give ALL the proceeds to charity
OR even
pay for your own fucking holidays
QUE?
This whole charity holiday thing has pissed me off this while
I don't want to get into an argument. Sadly I think the comments say more than I can about you.

If you read the post, we ARE paying for ALL our own costs, fuel, food and flights included. We are even responsible for damage to the vehicle which the manufacturer is lending the organisers.

Yes it is a holiday, but with sponsorship attached. Nobody is subsidising either myself OR the organisers on this one. At least we are trying to contribute something. A bit like a sponsored walk without the shoe leather.

I would ask you

1: how much do you donate each year?
2: how much did your last holiday contribute to the area you visited?

Have a happy life.

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Were it not for your post count and signature picture, I'd have thought this to be spam.

Good luck to you all.
Thank you; pictures will be posted.

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(a) We dont do holidays
(b) we contribute through our church
Que??
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heh, heh......I am informed that most Charities in India are big-time scam! heh, heh........are you convinced that your beneficiaries are genuine? heh, heh.......don't miss the Taj Mahal and the great Mughal Architecture of northern India!
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Hey no open toed pics, why do you think he commented on your sig pic? He has a male foot fetish...........
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What a f*cking asshole.

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If the moderators don't like this, I apologise and please do remove it.

In the first 2 weeks of November, two of us are going to Goa to raise money for charity,

Karma Enduro

We are driving 2000km in 2 weeks in a Hindustan Ambassador, along with about 50 other cars.

Supported charities are Rainbow Trust Home Page and Adventure Ashram - Welcome.

The company Global Enduro Adventures organise a number of events each year to support these charities. Their websites will say more than I can.

The minimum we have to raise is £8500 and we are getting there, but about £2500 short at the moment. As there are several events each year and they have put in an extra one, ALL of the money raised is going to the causes.

I fully appreciate that we are not all rich and often run our cars on a shoestring, but there many others worse off.

There is a motorbike run they organise, but having had a rather bad accident 13 years ago, I'm wary of riding in India!

Paypal account is greenwood.dental@btconnect.com.

Many thanks just for reading.

We are paying all of the running costs (about £2000), so its not just a free holiday.
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