£5, 000,000 and Counting...


The Plan

We ask teams on all our adventures to raise £1,000 for charity, the first half of which goes to our official charity, the rest can go to a charity (charities) of their choosing.

Over the last 12 years Adventurist fundraisers have raised over 5 million pounds for charity.

The highest ever fundraising team was Rickshaw Run team Jack's Gap who raised an impressive $177,496 for Teenage Cancer Trust in 2013

In 2009 Team Butch Cassidy raised £56,000 from BrAMS (Bristol & Avon Multiple Sclerosis).

The highest ever single donation was £32,012 raised for the Lotus Children's Centre, in 2012 by Mr Leonardo Lupo of team Pandemonium.

Butch Cassidy with a big old cheque at the 2009 launch

Fundraising Reports

We like to know how much money has been raised so we double check everything and write reports on how it is spent. We update this with all the latest reports from the charities when appropriate.


Mongol Rally

Rickshaw Run

Mongol Derby

Mototaxi Junket

Ice Run

Everything else

The Official Adventurists Charity - Cool Earth

Cool Earth is the charity that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction.
— Cool Earth

We’ve been banging on about saving the world for ages and we’ve raised stupendous amounts of money for a load of amazing charities (5.5 million GBP and counting). We sat down at HQ and pondered on what we could do that will actually save the world and continue the fight to make it less boring.

Then it hit us like a well polished brogue to the nuts: “we must save every rainforest in the world so future generations have somewhere to get stuck”. Not because we’re tree hugging sandal weavers, but because the world would be shit without them. It’s not just about the carbon, the point is rainforests are indescribably excellent. 

What would have happened if David Livingstone had vanished in a supermarket car park? Morton Stanley would have found him 3 minutes later slumped in parking bay 93F surrounded by sweet wrappers and used condoms.

Cool Earth in a Nutshell

  • Put local people in control of at-risk rainforest form non-logging agreements
  • Build better incomes, better schools, better clinics
  • Do the same with the next village
  • Build a shield for the rainforest

No no no... We need rainforests, not just to create oxygen but to get lost in. Without rainforests we’d have no pith helmets. We’d live in a world with no tigers to run away from. There would be no cock gourds, no poisonous tree frogs, no tarzan, no great apes, no David Livingstone, no Mary Kingsley, no Mungo Park.

“Fuck progress,” said Mr. Tom, founder of The Adventurists, “we want the world to be covered in dark, unknown forests stretching away in an endless medley of sweat, botheration and deadly insects.” 

So Adventurists, we shall fix it. We shall save them all.

This means The Adventurists’ teams will not only be making the world less boring but actually saving mankind from it’s own stupidity as well. Well done you.


  • We never have and never will buy land. Instead we help the local communities take legal control of their forest.
  • By building better schools, better clinics and better incomes, we ensure rainforest protection goes hand in hand with better lives.
  • We focus our efforts on rainforest that is most at-risk and which would otherwise be destroyed within the next 18 months.
  • The protected forest forms a shield to make millions of acres of neighbouring forest inaccessible to loggers.
  • We promise that more than 90p in every £1 you donate will go straight to our projects.