Cool Earth have been our official charity since 2013. We urge you all to aim to raise at least £1000 with at least £500 of this being for Cool Earth as part of our fight to make the world less boring, and save some of it too.
Who are they?
Cool Earth works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction.
Local people stand to lose the most from deforestation but the most to gain from its protection, that’s why they are the forest’s best possible custodians. All Cool Earth partnerships are community-owned and led.
By developing local livelihoods, their mission is to end the cycle of deforestation entrenching villages into further poverty. Creating strong, self-determining communities.
They are also the only charity that works solely where the threat to the forest is greatest, on the frontline of deforestation. They work strategically, each of their partnerships form a shield to make the neighbouring forest inaccessible to loggers – saving millions of acres of further forest.
Not only that but 90% of your donation goes straight to the rainforest and their indigenous partners. So whilst you’re competing in the longest and toughest horserace in the world, you know that your risk taking tendencies and fundraising efforts are helping keep rainforest standing.
How do I get started?
Here's their Mongol Derby Fundraising pack for you to download which has all the information you'll need.
Set up a fundraising page here.