Due to Coronavirus and the War in Ukraine we have stopped all fundraising and sponsorship activities. We would like to thank the many sponsors that have pledged support.

Supporting charitable organisations that do important work is an integral part of all our adventures.

In May/June 2019, Mark and a group of friends cycled over 1000miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End. The ‘Old Men Go South’ team raised over £25,000 for Children’s Hospice South West. To see the current total or make a donation please visit the Virgin Money Giving Page.

In July 2016, Mark cycled London to Paris in support of the British Heart Foundation raising over £2,200.

During the Mongol Rally 2020 we were supporting….

Children’s Hospice South West

For more than 25 years Children’s Hospice South West has been caring for children with life-threatening conditions by providing children’s hospice and professional family support services. They are dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives through the provision of the best possible hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. The care offered at each of their three hospices is not just about medical and nursing support for sick children but enriching lives of the children and their whole family.

They provide care and support to families living in the South West of the UK, who have children with life-limiting conditions. They provide specialist palliative care, respite for the whole family, a sibling service for brothers and sisters, emergency support, end of life care and a bereavement service for as long as is needed.

Visit to find out more.

Cool Earth

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Cool Earth is the non-profit organisation that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and its impact on climate change.

Half of the world’s rainforest has been destroyed in the last 40 years.  And, contrary to the headlines, rainforest continues to be lost at a faster rate than ever. But it’s not too late. Cool Earth believes the rainforest can be saved. We just need a new approach.

That’s why Cool Earth doesn’t create reserves or put up fences. They don’t buy land. Instead, they put local people back in control of their forest.

Local people stand to lose the most from deforestation but the most to gain from its protection. As such, they are the forest’s best possible custodians. That’s why all Cool Earth partnerships are community-owned and led – an approach that research is continually proving to be the most effective way to keep rainforest standing.

By developing local livelihoods, their mission is to end the cycle of deforestation entrenching villages into further poverty. Creating strong, self-determining communities – not dependency.

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