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AS WELL AS RAISING MONEY FOR MONGOLIAN ORPHANS, WE HAVE CHOSEN 3 OTHER CHARITIES A BIT CLOSER TO HOME TO RAISE MONEY FOR. PLEASE HAVE A LOOK, AND THEN GIVE GENEROUSLY TO HELP THESE WORTHY CAUSES.

AND REMEMBER, EVERY LITTLE HELPS!

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    SINCE IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1964, THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRUST HAS ACTIVELY SUPPORTED EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AND CLINICAL CARE, AS WELL AS PROVIDING PRACTICAL SUPPORT AND ADVICE TO PEOPLE WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS AND THEIR FAMILIES. THEY ARE THE ONLY UK-WIDE CHARITY FOCUSING SOLELY ON CF.

    THEY BELIEVE THAT EVERYBODY LIVING WITH CF DESERVES THE BEST POSSIBLE QUALITY OF LIFE WITH ACCESS TO THE BEST QUALITY CARE AND WITH A REAL HOPE FOR A BETTER FUTURE. SUPPORTING THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
     
  • bhf
    FOUNDED IN 1961 BY A GROUP OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WANTING TO FUND EXTRA RESEARCH INTO HEART DISEASE, THEY ARE THE NATION'S HEART CHARITY. WITH A VISION OF A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE DON'T DIE PREMATURELY FROM HEART DISEASE.THEY HOPE TO ACHIEVE THIS THROUGH PIONEERING RESEARCH, VITAL PREVENTION ACTIVITY AND ENSURING QUALITY CARE AND SUPPORT FOR EVERYONE LIVING WITH HEART DISEASE.

  • pcPANCREATIC CANCER UK IS THE ONLY NATIONAL CHARITY FIGHTING PANCREATIC CANCER ON ALL FRONTS: SUPPORT, INFORMATION, CAMPAIGNING AND RESEARCH.
    THEY PROVIDE AN EXPERT, PERSONALISED SUPPORT AND INFORMATION SERVICE, HOPING TO ENABLE PATIENTS TO ENJOY AN EXTENDED, HAPPY AND FULFILLED LIFE, BRINGING HOPE TO THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES. THEY ALSO FUND INNOVATIVE RESEARCH THAT MAKES THE MOST IMPACT WITH LIMITED RESOURCES AND LEVERAGES ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT IN THE FIELD

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    This could be the biggest difference you ever make to our environment.

    Keeping rainforests standing is the first step in the fight against climate change. You can cut CO2 emissions today by protecting endangered forests with Cool Earth. With so many ways to get involved there's something to suit everyone.

    Cool Earth protects rainforest to help combat climate change.

    They are a charity working with local communities to secure forests at risk of being destroyed within the next 18 months. Only 10% of donations are spent on admin and governance, making sure every penny possible goes on safeguarding our climate.

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Romania

So today we set off from the Romanian check point party on OHA beach bar in mamaia to go visit Bulgaria, a country not previously on our list, but as we'd heard there was a beautiful beach about an hour and a half away from where we were, with the added bonus of adding another country to our list. We figured we couldn't refuse! 

However fate had other plans for us, as one of the cars in our convoy had a bit of a disaster. Their clutch cable broke, essentially putting an end to their days driving. Luckily though, a local knew a mechanic who lives above his garage and after seeing us standing outside, decided we were worth giving up his Sunday afternoon for, and so set to work temporarily repairing the cable so the cads could be mobile again.

One rather sad consequence of the clutch delay was losing some members of the convoy. First with shitting thunder driving off to find a topless beach in Bulgaria without noticing they'd lost the rest of us, and second having to say goodbye to the village idiots. They are going the southern route and have to make their Iranian visa dates so were forced to push ahead. Saying bye to them was especially hard, not knowing when we'd see them again on the road. Whether they would make the tough road ahead of them.

 

To cheer us up, the local mechanics son sent us off to another local beach where he said there was some fun to be had. He works the trampolines down there and said we could have a go later. So off we headed to the town of eforie for a bit of an adventure.

 

We could not have been less prepared for what we found. A beach town with a deserted fun fair on the corner (we later discovered it opens only at night), and the happiest, friendliest people we have ever met! They literally could not do enough to help us. We had street vendors coming over and giving us their merchandise, telling us what we were doing is such an amazing and positive thing to do these days. Image that, these goods are their livelihoods and they were giving them to us.

After that we headed up to a local restaurant they had suggested to us, to try a spot of local cuisine, again the staff couldn't help us enough!! They laughed and hated with us about all the dishes and what were their favourites. But then it got even better, the manager of the restaurant came over to chat with us, and after finding out we had nowhere to stay, offered to put us up for the night in her staff quarters! For a small donation of course.

We had promised our new vendor friends (Elvis, Elvis and Bogdan) that we'd go meet them on the beach, and so down we headed. We sat on the beach with these lads until the wee hours of the morning laughing, chatting, drinking and realising that some things transcend culture. To end the night we lit lanterns together and watched them float off into the sky above the Black Sea...

 

And so now here we are in our staff quarters hoping that tomorrow will bring a fixed clutch, the open road, and a few more countries on the list...