My 2 week journey across India in a rickshaw for charity

Tom Small Start Date: Jun 4, 2017 - End Date: Dec 3, 2017
  • Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
  • Cochin, Kerala, India

My Travel Story

by: Tom Small Start Date: Jun 4, 2017 - End Date: Dec 3, 2017
The Rickshaw Run has been right at the top of my bucket list for awhile now. I have always wanted to go to India: the culture, the religions, the natural beauty of it all. These all attract me to explore it and what better way to explore it than in a knackered rickshaw with a couple of pals, all whilst raising money for charity? 

Talking about the charity, I hope to earn as much money as I can through sponsership, whoever that may be, and donate it to BEAT. BEAT is a non-profit organisation which aims to help sufferers of eating disorders. Someone extremely important to me is currently suffering from anorexia so I know first hand how horrible it is to the person and those close to them. It's horrendous that people all around the world are made to feel like they aren't good enough for themselves, let alone anyone else. I want to do my bit and help them through their fight. 

However, my interest in India also stems from my desire to study World Theatre at university. Asian theatre has always remained rather ambiguous to me but it has never ceased to capture my attention. Although I may not be able to see traditional Indian theatre forms on my journey, the cultural diversity and immersion that the Rickshaw Run will give me, will provide me with an invaluble insight into the poverty that still plagues a lot of human beings, which is a topic which I plan to base my own theatre on in the future. 

It would mean the world to me if anybody gave me even the smallest donation. I am only asking for about half the expenses of my journey through this campaign, I don't want to be a lazy bastard so I'm working as much as I can until I need to book the trip next year. 

Thanks a lot and please donate if you can,
Tom Small

  • Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
  • Cochin, Kerala, India


  • The Start

    I ain't got anything yet. Except my first £10 donation from a great guy called Finn Radcliffe. Best damn Juicafe worker ever.