Huddersfield University student's 2000km Indian road trip - with his dad!
Dec 4 2010 by Kevin Core, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A HUDDERSFIELD University student is planning a road trip – with his dad.
Music technology student Ryan Crawford-Emery, 19, of Almondbury, and father David, are now busy raising funds take part in the Karma Enduro.
That’s a 2,000-kilometre drive across southern India.
The money raised by the pair on the ride will be split evenly between two chosen charities; The Rainbow Trust (UK) and Adventure Ashram (India).
They are starting their fundraising with a gig, Karma Live Music, upstairs in The Cotton Factory, Huddersfield, on Friday, December 10 from 7pm onwards.
It features five local bands and a comedian. The entry fee is £4 and all proceeds go towards to the Karma Enduro fund.
The father and son team is aiming to raise £10,000 for charity through a selection of fundraising events ahead of the start of the challenge next year.
Ryan said: “The two things I really enjoy are driving and travelling.
“Raising thousands of pounds and visiting a beautiful country, whilst making a difference for the less fortunate in the world is the most exciting challenge I could have asked for.
His father added: “The challenge is all about driving to explore and pushing yourself and your car to the limits.
“It won’t be hard when the car you’re driving handles like a drunken badger!”
The trip takes the pair from Goa on the western coast, across the Western Ghat mountain range and down to Kerala, almost at the southern tip.
And it’s all going to be done in an iconic 1950’s style car – the Hindustan Ambassador, based on the old Morris Oxford 3 model.
The Rainbow Trust is a UK charity which has been providing support for the families of terminally ill children since 1986.
Adventure Ashram focuses on anti-poverty initiatives along the route of the trip.
For more information, or to donate online, visit www.endurorally11.webspace.virginmedia.com or search:Karma Live Music in Facebook events.