Kiwis On a Mission

Date: 15th March 2018

If there’s one thing that the team at Findlay & Co really like (besides accounting), it’s supporting a great sporting event. Especially when that event is not only utterly crazy, but it’s also raising money for a good cause.

That’s why we decided to get behind a team called the Dusty Kiwis who are representing New Zealand in the prestigious adventure race, The Mongol Rally.

What is the Mongol Rally?

The Mongol Rally, says their website, is the greatest motoring adventure on the planet. It’s a race that thunders 10,000 miles across the mountains, desert and steppe of Europe and Asia each summer.

The Rules of the Rally are gloriously simple:

  1. You can only take a stupidly small vehicle, with an engine no larger than 1000cc.
  2. You’re completely on your own. No support crew, no set route, no mums to hold your hand.
  3. You must raise at least £1000 for charity.

Mongol rally car

“If you look at your vehicle and think; ‘This is the right car for crossing a desert,’ then you’ve got it badly wrong.”

 

Our Team

New Zealand’s entry is The Dusty Kiwis and includes two locals working for Skydive Wanaka, Megan Taylor and Dylan O’Neill; as well as Ralph Gallyer and Woody Bradley.

The Dusty Kiwis team photos

On the 15th of July they will be racing out of Prague in a tiny car, not much bigger than a lunchbox. They will cross steep mountain terrain and vast deserts, taking them across all of Europe, the Eurasian Steppe, on through Mongolia, before finally finishing in Siberia. 1 car, 4 friends, 8 weeks, 18,000kms, 2 charities, 1 massive adventure.

Mongol Rally Car

The Charities

The team will be raising money for the Mental Health Foundation in an effort to bring awareness and support to mental health in NZ. They will also be raising funds for Cool Earth, a charity that works with local communities around the globe to find ways that humans and nature can work together sustainability.

Give A Little

The team at Findlay &Co are behind The Dusty Kiwis all the way. Our sponsorship will go a little way to keeping them on the road but they could also do with a little extra support reaching their goals of raising £1000 for charity. You can donate by following the link to their Give A Little page. This fund will be given directly to the Mental Health Foundation and Cool Earth.

We wish the Dusty Kiwis a cracking adventure, with only a few mishaps, and we look forward to hearing all about it!



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