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3,000km in a Rickshaw across India in 2 weeks!

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  • January 4, 2017
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STS Systems are proud sponsors of Seth Coetzee, and his intrepid teammates, currently taking part in the 3,000km Rickshaw Run in India, to raise money for Cool Earth.

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Seth, Toni and Anna, all university students from Sydney kicked off the Rickshaw Run on 2 Jan 2017 in Kochi. Their journey will take them through Bengalaru, Goa, Mumbai and Udaipur, before arriving in Jaisalmer on the 14/15 Jan…3,000km later!

We caught up with Seth before he left for India:

Why the Rickshaw Run?

Travelling, adventure and the environment are all important for myself and my team mates, so being able to combine them by contributing to a great cause such as Cool Earth whilst driving across India in a Rickshaw, was a no-brainer!

Tell us more about Cool Earth

Cool Earth is the charity that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction. They are safeguarding half a million acres of rainforest across three continents, and behind their terrific milestone are thousands of families whose futures have been transformed. Here’s Cool Earth’s latest stats:

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What’s your goal?

In terms of what we want to achieve, personally I would love to expand my perceptions of the world and be a part of an exhilarating adventure that driving a slightly dodgy vehicle 3000km across India will entail!

For the charity, myself and my team were aiming to raise at least $1900 for Cool Earth – we’re currently at $2500 which we see as a big success. As we are all concerned about the environment this adventure has inspired us to be more conscious in the way we live and in the future I plan on being involved in more fundraising.

Who’s in the team?

Toni Tait, Anna O’Donnell and myself (Seth Coetzee) will be on the Rickshaw Run.

Toni is a long time friend who I have known since pre-school when we were 3, and both still lived in South Africa. She is currently a student at UTS, studying a degree in Secondary Education.

Anna is is studying at Macquarie University a dual degree – Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Psychology, and does casual work for a tutoring company.

I am currently studying a dual degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Marketing) and a Bachelor of Psychology at Macquarie University.

How can people donate?

You can donate to Cool Earth on our fundraising page here: https://www.gofundme.com/2dn8mwc

We’ll be keeping up to date with Seth’s adventures across India on the Rickshaw Run over the next 2 weeks with photos and stories.

Good Luck Seth!

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