London to Cape Town RallyMarch 9, 2012
African Revival is delighted that Steve Blunt chose to support African Revival as part of his incredible journey in the London to Cape Town Car Rally. Not only has Steve shown us amazing personal support, but his generosity sparked interest in our work from the Rally as a whole.
Steve and the rally have already raised over £12,000 for our work with primary school children in sub Saharan Africa. We would like to congratulate Steve on his win, and thank all of those who have donated. Thanks to this support we can transform the lives of thousands of children in remote parts of Zambia, Northern Uganda and South Sudan.
Steve and his co-driver Bob Duck stormed to victory in the rally. The pair left London’s Parliament Square on January 1 and enjoyed a champagne finish in Cape Town on January 29, after completing 10,000 miles through 14 countries.
Steve said: “The event was a fantastic experience, visiting some amazing places yet being one of the most arduous marathon motorsport events ever devised since the 1960s.”
“It was a privilege just to take part in such an historic event. The fact that we won it is still sinking in.”
Steve and Bob drove a Subaru Impreza 2.0 standard saloon – bought from ebay for just over £3,000 – one of the cheapest in the race.
From the UK, the teams were taken across Europe before taking a ferry from Greece to North Africa. They then drove through Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. Drivers then crossed Namibia into South Africa and finished in Cape Town on January 29.