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The Penguin Express

Cause page created in the Environment category by Luke Gardener for "Cool Earth, and the Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust"

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Two kiwis, dressed as penguins, driving 20,000kms across 20 countries, in a comically small car, for charity

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Josh Brinkmann and Luke Gardener are driving from the United Kingdom to Mongolia through Central Asia in a 2006 Suzuki Wagon R as part of the 2019 Mongol Rally.

To make the trip a bit more interesting Josh and Luke will be dressed as penguins whilst travelling and need your help to raise money for two great charities, The Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust (YEPT) and Cool Earth.

You can read a bit of information about our charities below, or learn more about us and our trip on our website:

Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust:

It's a critical time for the Yellow-Eyed Penguin/Hoiho, the rarest penguin in the entire world, with the mainland population reduced to the lowest it has been in 27 years! The money we raise for the Trust will go towards their work controlling predators, restoring coastal forest along the south-east coast of New Zealand, and penguin rehab through organisations they partner with.

Cool Earth:

Cool Earth works with groups across the globe to halt rain forest destruction and climate change

You can follow us as we drive across Eurasia dressed as penguins on facebook, Instagram, or our website

Follow us on: facebook



Luke Gardener's involvement (page creator)

Yellow-Eyed Penguins are the rarest Penguin in the World and need all the help they can get. We are raising funds for the Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust for habitat restoration, predator control, and penguin rehab. The majority of the money raised will go the the Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust.

We will also be donating approx. $1000 to Cool Earth, a charity that is stopping rain forest destruction across the globe.

Use of funds

$1000 will go towards Cool Earth, all other money raised will go to the Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust.

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Latest donations

  • Warren

    Warren 6 days ago


    Love your work gentlemen!


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 03 Aug 2019


    Good luck boys


  • Jay

    Jay on 03 Aug 2019


    Donation is conditional on getting d pics from Josh in at least three exotic locations


  • Emily

    Emily on 31 Jul 2019



  • Nicky

    Nicky on 31 Jul 2019


    Showing the world our birds really can fly!!! (In glorified sauna suits uggh) Go well lads


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This page was created on 16 Feb 2019 and closes on 20 Sep 2019.
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