On the 19 July 2020 Lochie Shillington (Grafton 19), James Moir (Grenville 19) and Freddie Stone (Radley) will leave England on what is described as one of the greatest motoring adventures on the planet, however also one of the most challenging. The Adventurists are almost lawless, with a few exceptions making an already challenging task tougher. The main regulation is vehicle size, a team’s car must have an engine size below 1.2L and ideally below 1L. Secondly, the budget for the car is a maximum of £1,000 with the use of 4x4s strongly frowned upon. In plain English, your car has to be an absolute rust bucket ensuring breakdowns and catastrophes along the way. Our weapon of choice is a year 2000, 1.1L Citroën saxo SX (Garry).
On Sunday 19 July, we will leave England on our 10,000 mile road trip driving through cities, deserts and mountain ranges, crossing 19 countries and two continents through what is argued to be some of the harshest environments on earth. We aim to reach the finish in Ulan-Ude, Russia, by 14 September. As part of this epic journey, we are hoping to raise as much money for charity as we can. We have to raise £500 for The Adventurists Mongol Rally charity, Cool Earth, and we would also like to raise a significant amount for our own nominated charity, Young Minds.
Young Minds are leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. Their aim is to make sure young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties. The crisis in children and young peoples’ mental health is real and it is urgent. More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health. But for those who take that brave step, help is much too hard to find. In 2018 suicide claimed the lives of 730 under 25-year olds battling mental issues making it the second largest killer of that age bracket. Mental illnesses affects far too many people with the number ever growing and, in our opinion, everyone deserves to be happy. Young Minds is a charity very close to our hearts as we have all had personal experiences with friends and family members struggling with mental issues. Our aim is to raise a total of £5,000 to help this cause.
We would hugely appreciate support from Old Stoics on our epic gap year journey. Please help us raise as much as possible for such a fantastic cause.
Getting to the finish line will be an expensive task. So, as well as raising money for charity, we are hoping to raise some money from sponsorship to help cover the costs of insurance, road tax, and petrol as we live out of our car for 3 months.
Sponsorship – £1,000 (£100 to Young Minds)
Medium sized brand logo on the side of car alongside our sponsors Hagerty (classic car insurance) and Mother Clucker (a fried chicken food chain) as well as our partner Blandford Bloodstock (a stud farm)
Brand logo/name in print on our team clothes (workers overalls, gilets, t-shirts, and jackets)
Mentions on team website and social media platforms
We are also working to share our story in local newspapers where we will thank our benefactors for their donations. As well as this, brands will be exposed to the 400-500 cars who enter the rally.
We are very open to any branding or promotion ideas that you may have to ensure your business gets the most out of our challenge so please do not hesitate to ask.