ROARR has been supporting the great work of Leah Pattison and “Women In Need” right from when we first started running our rallies. Over the years we have had the good fortune to raise over £50,000 which goes towards providing life-enhancing care to women suffering from leprosy in India.
Of course we couldn’t have done this without the kind and generous contributions of our participants and we are grateful to all those who have helped raise money for this worthwhile cause. Our route surveyor, Adrian, recently cycled from London to Frankfurt in 4 gruelling days, raising a further £850 for Women In Need
Project Harar works with children in Ehtiopia, providing life-changing surgery to those with facial deformities. One of our most beloved ROARR family members, Denise, works hard to raise awareness for Project Harar, occasionally even flying out to Ethiopia to lend a helping hand on the ground. We were very pleased to support Denise in her charitable efforts and contribute to this worthwhile cause. We all had a fun evening at the fundraiser “An Evening with Sir John Hurt”
While on the 1st Jewel of India, between participants and ourselves we managed to raise £3,750 for the equipping of a casualty ward for the Tibetan Phende Hospital in Hunsor, on behalf of The Tibet Foundation. Some of the money was raised through the imposition of a tongue-in-cheek “fining” system imposed upon participants for varying ‘misdemeanours’ which included such things as hitting objects, being seen peeing by the side of the road, and being last to arrive.
It must be said that while this raised a modest sum, the majority was made up by the kind donations of participants at the end of the rally. Conrad’s son, Alexander, also managed to raise £500 after giving a presentation on the charity’s cause at his school. Thank you to all who so kindly contributed. Perhaps the fining system should make a comeback on future rallies!