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I'm going on a charity drive - to the Philippines via 27 countries!
3:19pm Saturday 2nd March 2013 in News
A MAN from North Baddesley is preparing to make a 13,000 mile drive from the UK to the Philippines to raise money for Oxfam.
Suraj Estrella, 28, will travel through up to 27 countries, more than 50 major cities and is hoping to make £5,000 for the charity in the process.
The journey, which starts next week , will take between three-and-a-half to four months to complete.
A free fundraising event to raise awareness of the trip will be taking place at Revolution, Bedford Place, Southampton from 7.30pm on Sunday .
There will be a few carnival games for the public to play including guess how many sweets in a jar, raffles etc for some light fundraising.
The top prize is a signed Saints shirt and badge.
Other prizes include VIP tables for a night in Revolution and Cafe Parfait.
Suraj said: “All donations will go to Oxfam to help with the work they currently do there.
“It will mainly go to those that have suffered or are still suffering from the flood in Philippines in mid 2012.”
He added that he is looking forward to driving through the Alps, driving to the Pyramids, Pamukkale in Turkey (hot spring terraces), the Taj Mahal, and various wildlife reserves featuring elephants and tigers as well as Ankor Wat in Cambodia.
Followers will be able to keep up to date with action and make donations on Suraj's website, uk-2-philippines.com.