This is not a holiday...this is for charity!
This is not just more adventure than you could throw a healthy male capibara at, this is all about raising vast sums of cash for charities that have a positive impact on the countries on the un-route.
We are attempting to raise as much money as possible, with a minimum of £1000. All the money raised will go directly to Operation Smile and will not fund our flights, accomodation or our vehicle of choice, the MotoTaxi.
You can sponser us here: http://www.justgiving.com/davelesleybradford. We'd be very grateful.
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Operation Smile provides free reconstructive surgery to children and young adults suffering from facial deformities. Clefts are the 3rd most common birth defect worldwide and it is estimated that a baby is born every 2½ minutes with a cleft which can affect their ability to breathe, eat, drink and speak.
Here in the UK, most cleft cases are repaired in the first year of a child’s life, however in the developing world, families are often too poor and many do not even know treatment is available for them. Over 75% of cleft cases in the developing world go untreated, often resulting in children living a lifetime of isolation, unable to go to school, make friends and distanced from their communities and all because of a facial deformity that can be repaired in as little as 45 minutes and for only £150.
Partnering with local hospitals, Operation Smile provides all the medical equipment and supplies needed to ensure that every patient receives the same standard of care as they would in the western world. Operation Smile also provides free training and education programmes to local experts to ensure our work continues all year-round.
Find out more at www.operationsmile.org.uk