01 February 2008
Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund – The Plymouth to Dakar Driving Challenge
As part of 200 other daring teams, one of LSPC’s engineers braved the 4,600 miles through Western Sahara to Mali in an old VW Golf worth £100.
On arrival, the "bangers", tools and other equipment were auctioned, fetching ten times their purchase price and the proceeds were donated to local charities and Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. LSPC also donated £2,500 in sponsorship towards this commendable venture which will benefit people in a part of the world where they have to walk miles to fetch a bucket of clean drinking water.