Monday, September 26, 2022

Thurrock men embark on wacky rickshaw race across India for charity

TWO local men are embarking on a 14-day expedition across the tough terrain of India in a rickshaw in aid of charity.

Trevor Coombs from Grays and Jason Kerin from Little Thurrock will set off TODAY and fly to Cochin, in the South of India, where they will join over a hundred other teams from around the world and begin this epic overland journey in a rickshaw or Tuk Tuk. They will cover over 3,000 miles and aim to finish in Shillong on 22nd April.

The challenge will see the pair raising money for three charities, The Ronnie Walker Trust Fund, Cancer Research and Frank Water Projects.

Trevor Coombs, said: “Although it is a tough challenge, we are extremely excited and looking forward to the adventure.

“When we started planning the trip last year, we wanted to do something completely different to raise money, we began to think about the most ridiculous vehicle to cross some of the most dangerous roads and terrain on earth and there was only one answer…. The rickshaw!

“We chose the charities as we hold them very close to our hearts. The Ronnie Walker Trust Fund was set up to support my colleague’s son, Ronnie, who was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at the age of five. The money we raise will go towards essential equipment to help make Ronnie’s life easier.

“We would like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement throughout our planning and the journey ahead.”
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