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Local man races across India in £20,000 fundraising adventure
A Seven Dials resident has travelled across India via Rickshaw, in a bid to raise £20,000 for homeless children around the world.
Larry Jarrett-Kerr and fellow fundraiser Mark Hagely, travelled more than 1500 miles from Nepal in Northern India to Kerala, Southern India for ‘The Street Child World Cup’.
The Street Child World Cup, being held in South Africa later this year, is a charity aiming to provide homeless children with a chance to express themselves on the football pitch and tell their stories.
Larry, 29, spent 14 days navigating through India, saying: “I would totally recommend it, although it is very dangerous on those roads and some people did have crashes.”
After experiencing India first-hand, Larry spoke of the poverty witnessed in the northern boarders, saying: “there are people sitting around a burning tyre trying to get warm.” Despite their lifestyle, Larry held the locals in high regard, saying: “they are really lovely people. It’s known as the nation with the big heart and it’s so true.”
Having raised 60% of their target so far, Larry and Mark are welcoming donations to help them reach the full amount by March.
If you’d like to donate to their cause or follow the adventure on Larry’s blog, you can visit: plainlazy.com/adventures, rickshawrun.theadventurists.com and streetchildworldcup.org.
by George Peace/ Catherine Jones/ Hannah Brickley