Kildare women to travel around India by rickshaw for charity

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Kildare women to travel around India by rickshaw for charity

Emma Dunne, Amy Hanrahan and Caitríona Temple.

Three women, including one from Naas and one from Kill are to embark on a journey across India in January.

Amy Hanrahan, 28 from Naas is a vet; Caitríona (Trina) Temple, 28 from Kill works in clinical research and Emma Dunne, 28 is a vet from Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

All three are 28 and Amy and Trina have been friends since attending St. Mary’s College in Naas.

Their goal is to raise at least €1,200 which will be divided equally between two charities - Cool Earth (a not-for-profit working with rain forest communities to halt deforestation) and Make A wish (a group working with children with  life threatening medical conditions). They will cover over 2000km in just 14 days. The trio plan to complete this journey in a rickshaw, a three wheeled vehicle which is more commonly used as a taxi in India. As if this wasn’t tough enough, the glorified lawnmower will be driven by the cailíní themselves. This experience is sure to be an Indian adventure at its best.

“We are taking part in the “Rickshaw Run” organised by “The Adventurists”, a group committed to making life more exciting whilst raising much needed funds for the three of us will manoeuvre our way through India facing many challenges along the way. There is no set route, no back-up, no way of knowing if we will make it or not, however what is certain is that we will get lost, we will break-down. We all love to travel and to do unusual and exciting activities that would not be the norm. Off the beaten track and out of the ordinary are the way we like to go. Two years ago, we took part in a banger rally across Europe in a 2001 1Lt Nissan Micra (Monte Carlo or Bust), we made it to the finish line but it was far plain sailing. We now want to try something different whilst getting to see a good bit of India and raising some money for charity,” said Trina.

The trip is being entirely funded by the three participants and all monies raised will go directly to the charities selected.

So funds are needed and table quiz takes place on Friday November 9 in Kill GAA Club, 8:30pm. The cost €10 euro per head. Feel free to drop them an email at rickshawrun2019@gmail.com if you have any further queries or for more information on this journey please visit the official website www.theadventurists.com/rickshaw-run. A Go Fund Me page has also been set up and can be found on www.gofundme.com/rickshaw-run-2019.