Date Published: 9 January 2009
London surfers raise money for UNICEF on Dakar challenge
Four members of the London Surf Club will set out from Greenwich tomorrow on an epic journey to Dakar, Senegal, to raise money for UNICEF and Surf Aid.
The team is competing in the Plymouth-Dakar Challenge, an annual off-road endurance rally. Over the course of three weeks, dozens of drivers will need to cross sand dunes, mud, camel grass and rocks to get to their destination.
In addition to the desert rally, the Surf Club team will be stopping along the way to catch some waves off the Atlantic coast of Africa. They will also be giving away footballs en-route and their car and surf boards at the end.
Team coordinator Jerry Aylmer says:
“Taking part in the Plymouth-Dakar has been a personal ambition for a number of years and having the opportunity to do it as a surf safari to raise money for these excellent organisations is fantastic.”
The team have already raised over £2,700 towards their target of £6,000 and are hoping to raise even more along the way.
To find out more, visit the Sahara Surf website. The team will be regularly updating this website throughout the challenge with blog entries and video clips. You can also make a donation online.
Source: UNICEF Main Website.
See also UNICEF Online Gift Shop