Help team AK44 raise funds for Rhino Charge Kenya 2013

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2013 - We finished a good 14th place completing all the checkpoints and raised the 8th highest total for the charity in Ol Doinyo Nyokie (Kajiado County) near Lake Magadi

2012 - We finished a respectable 26th, completely 11 checkpoints in the extremely harsh hills of Ngwesi, Laikipia North District.

2011 we finished 9th in the modified class and 11th overall in the annual Rhino Charge in Yatya.

Car 44 finished 1st in unmodified class and 9th overall in the 2009 Rhino Charge in Mogoswok, Baringo District, Kenya. The rhino charge is a charitable event run by Rhino Ark, click here to link to their website.

In 2010 we limped into 20th position with overheating ignition but still completed all the checkpoints.

AK44 is led by Adil Khawaja - if you have any enquiries please email carno44@gmail.com

Monday, 24 March 2014

New car

This year we've taken all the goodies from the mighty Range Rover and put it's heart into a modified double cab Land Rover. We'll post new pictures soon.

2014 Fundraising and a thank you for last year

Hi all, We're at it again, preparations for the 2014 Rhino Charge Rally in Kenya are now under way. We're launched our new just giving site www.justgiving.com/ak44-2014 - please visit us and donate generously. Last year we came 14th and raised the 8th highest total for the Charity this year we want to do better. We'd like to thank all our sponsors, supporters and fans for all their efforts last year and we hope you're able to continue your support this year.

Friday, 29 March 2013

2013 Entry and Fund raising

Hi all, we're working away at preparing for the 2013 Rhino Charge in Kenya.

So I would like to ask for your help and kindness in donating for this good cause and supporting our team.

Please visit our just-giving page
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Alternatively, if you're in the UK please text 70070 with RCAK99 £5 to donated via text message.

We'll update again prior to the event.

2012 Result - 3rd in Gauntlet!!

Hey all. In 2012 we finished 26th completing 11 checkpoints and a very respectable 3rd in the Gauntlet sector, while raising nearly £12,000 GBP for Rhino Ark.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

2012 Entry Confirmed

I am pleased to inform you that my team and I have a confirmed entry forthis year's Rhino Charge event.

Please visit our Just Giving site at http://www.justgiving.com/ak44-2012

Despite a roll we completed last year's event in 11th position overall and managed to raise Kenya Shillings One Million Four Hundred and Four Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety One which also made us the 12th highest in fund raising for the event.

Again this year we will be using our four door Range Rover which we are in the process of preparing for the event.

As you may know, the Rhino Charge raises funds for the fencing and maintenance of the fence of part of the Aberdares forest, which is a major rain catchment area in Kenya. This is indeed a very worthwhile cause.

Last year's event was held on the 3rd of June in the rugged Tugen Hills at Yatya and attended by thousands of fans and well wishers where it raised a total of KShs 77,311,364.

On behalf of the team, I request that you consider sponsoring our team for this year's event.
Kindly make your cheques payable to RHINO ARK and state Car No. 44 on the reverse of the cheque. The sponsorship forms are attached herewith.

I will be happy to ensure that your organisation receives adequate publicity for this donation by placing your corporate stickers on the car and participating in any press briefing that you may want us to be in. This will ensure that your organisation's funding programme includes this worthwhile cause, and indeed also allows for publicity of your generous sponsorship. We can discuss the details of this in due course.

If you would like to know more about the event, please visit the Rhino Ark website which is www.rhinoark.org.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

9th in modified and 11th overall

Hey guys, another charge finished.

We finished 9th in Modified Class and 11th Overall, with engine troubles, an injured team mate and a rolled car. We are glad to hear that Glen is doing well after his injury.

Thanks for your donations for this great cause.

The guys at Vineyard Church checkpoint captured a dramatic moment our team we had only 3 mins to reach the checkpoint when we ran out of fuel. Watch the video on youtube.


New pictures uploaded too.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

DIG DEEP....

It's about that time again... On 3rd June 2011 we are competing in the Rhino Charge rally.

The car is ready, the team is ready-ish and we're all hoping to improve on our performance last year - we finished 20th, completing all checkpoints despite terrible ignition overheating problems.

Last year we raised over $12,000 for Rhino Ark, please help us do more - no donation is too small.

Please wish us luck and kindly donate to a great cause - Rhino Ark (http://www.rhinoark.org/about.htm). They have done some great work in the Aberdares National Park in Kenya so lets all help them continue. You can donate by Justgiving @ www.justgiving.com/2011-ak44 or contact us at carno44@gmail.com for alternatives such as donating for some advertising space on the car.