Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mongolian Mixtape Marathon Info: Cool cause, could be your time to shine...

The people over at Noise Porn mentioned they had something cool coming up. Not only is it really is a good cause, and a great idea, but YOU could get yourself involved... Read more below!

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

On July 11th 2009 two drivers will depart on a 10,000 mile drive from London to Mongolia, crossing Europe, central Asia and culminating with a dash across the mighty Gobi Desert. We are raising money for Save The Children, in association with the Mongolian Charity Rally. Our specially equipped off-road vehicle will be packed full of educational materials and clothing to donate to the Mongolian people. We will also be donating the vehicle on arrival.

WHAT IS THE MONGOLIAN MIXTAPE MARATHON?

We’re asking DJs from all over the world, be they big names or bedroom DJs, to upload mixes for us to listen to all the way to Mongolia. We estimate we have 800+ hours driving time and we’re intending to listen to dance music non-stop all the way there! Each DJ will be asked to submit a one hour mix of their favourite tunes and also make a small donation (of at least £1). We’ll then put all the mixes together and listen to them non-stop, all the way to Mongolia!

Once we depart, the mixes will be podcasted to the world as a lasting record of your mixing prowess. They’ll also be hosted on this site for at least a year after we return. So it’s a great place to keep your mixes for others to hear too!

WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THE MONEY?

This rally costs around £3000 per team to enter and complete. We have put in significant personal investment ourselves and have been supported by sponsors, friends and family. The money raised from the Mongolian Mixtape Marathon will be put towards our essential fuel and repair costs (estimated at £1200).

WHAT DO SAVE THE CHILDREN DO IN MONGOLIA?

All the money we raise for Save The Children goes towards charity projects in Mongolia. Last year’s teams raised a fantastic £25,000 for Save the Children’s projects in Mongolia. This has funded:

* A new Child Centre for street children in Ulaanbaatar which was bofficially opened on 6 October 2008 and now benefits over 100 homeless street children a month, providing them with a hot meal, shower, laundry, medical checks and educational and development activities. The functions and operation of this Child Centre will be sustained by operational support provided by other donors whose financial assistance has been secured and committed annually.
* The restoration of a Rehabilitation and Education Centre in Ulaanbaatar to serve children with disabilities at a national level providing key therapeutic services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, aqua therapy, and speech therapy.

Both of these projects are now up and running and benefiting a huge number of children in Mongolia. This year, the money raised will go towards similar projects and help sustain the fantastic work Save The Children does all over the world.

CAN I DONATE DIRECTLY TO SAVE THE CHILDREN?

Yes - you can donate here

WHAT HAPPENS IF I WANT TO HELP MORE?

*We’re relying heavily on donations of equipment and cash from generous individuals and businesses. If you have any equipment, money or expertise that you feel could be useful to us, please get in touch! We have plenty of sticker space on the car, as well as on this website for those who can help us out. Sponsoring the Mongolian Mixtape Marathon is a great way to unite your company behind an incredible cause, and can have lasting business benefits long after the rally is finished. Feel free to get in touch at info@mongolianmixtapemarathon.com if you wish to discuss this further. Companies who have already contributed their products, services, support or money include






1 comment:

IAMNOISEPORN said...

thanks for posting guys really appreicated :-)