The mighty Rickshaw, with a top speed of 55km/h (downhill)
Although the “Rickshaw Run” has been described as the least sensible thing to do with two weeks, six Monash medical students couldn’t think of anything better than driving a glorified lawn mower across India to raise money and awareness for charity.
In two teams, students from the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS) will set off on 1 January 2016 from Cochin in the south of India and travel 2500km to Jaisalmer in the north on the adventure of a lifetime.
|The team: Emma, Daniel, Ryan, Ali, Annie and James|
"We aim to raise $4000 for Monash Children's Hospital and the Rickshaw Run's official charity, CoolEarth," said team member and Year 3 MBBS student Ali Groves.
"Monash Children’s Hospital is a charity we are all incredibly passionate about, as we have seen the wonderful work of the staff at Monash Medical Centre and also the obvious need for the upgrade of resources which will come with the opening of the new hospital in 2017."
|Ali with one of the tiny |
Monash Children’s Hospital patients
For more information and to follow the teams' adventure, ‘like’ them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rickshaw2016.
To donate, go to http://ow.ly/TEtmm.
All donations are greatly appreciated.