Wellingtonian team Lemur Attack Force are undertaking the insane Mongol Rally in July/August, and are holding their Fundraiser/Launch Party, to which you are all invited!
The Mongol Rally features some 300 teams from around the world attempting to get from the UK to Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, in woefully-underpowered cars and motorcycles. There are also, sometimes, camels involved.
The Mongol Rally is not only a madcap adventure, but also a charity fundraiser, having raised almost 2 million pounds in the 8 years it's been running.
We’re still fundraising, both for our charities and for ourselves. If you or your organisation think you’d like to help, have a look on the Donate page of our website, or give us a shout.
Awesome goings on:
Mascots! On this most auspicious of nights, we shall be introducing our mascots for the rally (they’re actual, real things made by fan-frickin-brilliant local artist Minu).
Cocktails! Also, we have kidnapped Peter of the Hawthorn Lounge (a man single-handedly responsible for the emptying of our wallets and the filling of our hearts with joy at his brilliance) in order to make y’all very special cocktails for the evening. (We’ve heard tell of some or other liqueur which involves yak milk. We’re not sure if this will make an appearance, but we trust Peter to blow everyone’s hair backwards. He always does.)
Raffles! We will be raffling off at least one thing, namely a dinner for two from the Hop Garden themselves. And believe us, that food is good.
The usual! Amazing beer. Brilliant snacks*. More amazing beer. Also, wine. And ambience.
Possible mysterious other things! There may be other things! If so, they’ll be announced as we get closer to the party.
Huge hugs! To everyone who rocks up (lemurs are known to be huggy critters), and also to The Hop Garden, for being so awesome.
*Since The Hop Garden’s opening especially for us, we’re not making them have a chef on staff, too. So nibbles on the night will be confined to (amazeballs) chips/wedges. If you want dinner, eat it beforehand. Consider yourself warned.