Empowered to help their Mangawhai community, Emma Kent and Corey Radford are taking on the Mongol Rally in 2018 to raise funds for the Mangawhai Activity Zone.
The annual car rally covers 12,000 miles across mountains, desert and the steppes of Europe and Asia each year.
During the rally there is no backup, no support crew and no set route — just an adventure and a set rule for participants who must raise $2,000 for a chosen charity.
Emma and Corey are hoping to use the rally to support their local community and want the money they raise in the lead up to the event to go towards the completion of a planned outdoor gym and functional fitness centre at the Mangawhai Activity Zone, or better known as MAZ.
“We wanted to give families and children somewhere to go where they felt there was purpose — somewhere they could play cricket or go to the gym that was away from school,” said Corey.
“Over 30,000 people visit MAZ over summer and we want to keep it growing,” says Emma.
“We don’t have a set goal — we are hoping to raise as much as we possibly can get. We didn’t know how the community was going to react. So far we are over the moon with the support and effort that has been given,” said Corey. The duo will set off in late June of 2018 and will begin the eight week journey from London to Ulan Ude in Eastern Siberia.
A Give a Little page has been set up to help cover personal costs of the trip https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/madmaz Donations to MAZ can be made by clicking on the Mongol Rally link at http://www.give4maz.co.nz/