We're using the trip to raise money for two charities very close to our hearts; Mary's Meals and the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative.
Mary’s Meals provides a staple, daily meal in schools for children in some of the poorest countries in the world, fighting poverty through tackling malnutrition and encouraging education.
The Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative provides non-judgemental practical, spiritual and emotional support for mothers in the UK, struggling with crisis pregnancy and the prospect of bringing up a child alone. There's links to the charities' pages at the bottom of the blog.
We've set ourselves a fundraising target of £1200, which conveniently works out to £1 per mile! Any amount you could spare, however small, would be gratefully received and put to good use by the two charities, both of which operate on minimal overheads, maximising the help that reaches the people who need it most. Just to clarify, the trip is totally self-funded; all money raised goes to the charities.