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Kingdom supporting India colleague’s epic road trip for children’s charity

clip_image002Kingdom is very pleased to be supporting Rajesh Krishna, a key member of Kingdom India, who is going to be driving more than 20,000 kilometres from London, UK, to Kerala in India, passing through 75 cities in 55 days to raise money for the Ryan Ninan Children’s Charity.

Rajesh’s London to Kerala Cross Country Roadtrip will start on the 30th June 2018. He will be travelling from his home in London to his home in Kerala, a journey he undertakes many times each year, but this time he will be travelling only by road.

Starting in the UK, he will drive through Europe, cross into Turkey, then drive through Iran and then Pakistan, before crossing into the north of India and driving the full length of the subcontinent to his home in the southern state of Kerala. He will largely be travelling alone, but there will be times when he will have the company of his friends. Rajesh, who is a former television producer and journalist, explains more about what he is doing in his own words here:

“I have, in the past been a part of rallies (Enduro India & Karma Enduro) covering winding miles to the magnificent peaks of the Himalayas. Nostalgic memories of those experiences have been nagging me to set off on another one … a more challenging one.

“It was a good five years ago that had I conjured up words to express my desire about such a trip. In 2013, on the set of Malayalam movie ‘Kadal Kadannoru Mathukutty’, when a quiet moment descended amidst the din of a shooting location, I found myself speaking to my friends who were the director and the cinematographer of that film, about my desire to travel – from the west to the east – by road – allowing my feet to feel the land and spirit of each of the countries that I pass by. But it was to not happen that year.

clip_image004“Again in 2014, some friends were planning on such a trip, but the major lovable villains health and finance decided that I was not going. Three years flew by. Recently, some friends helped me in finding my way back to this desire for travel by posing a simple question “when are you going?” So the answer is 30th June 2018, but with a big purpose.

“I am setting out on this journey for RNCC for my dear Ryan. I have been sitting on the sideline watching his friends and school mates collecting funds and helping save the lives of children worldwide. Not anymore am I a passive onlooker.

“I am earnestly requesting my friends and family to kindly donate a small amount, be it £1 or 100 rupees. Please be with me, be a part of my journey by helping me raise funds for RNCC, a charity that provides a lifeline for thousands of children suffering from cancer beyond the borders.”

More details can be found on his website http://londontokerala.com/.

The Ryan Ninan Children's Charity started in May 2014, in memory of Ryan Ninan, who passed away with Pontine Glioma, which is a type of brain tumour. The aim of the charity is to assist in the treatment and care of children suffering from cancer, mainly brain tumours, or who are in need of rehabilitation as a result of such illnesses, by the provision of advice, funding and support.

It started with the intention of giving back to those people and institutions that supported Ryan during his sickness, and also to help similar terminally ill children to spend happier days. Its main aim is to support Helen House Hospice, Ian Rennie nursing team, Kamran's ward at J R Hospital Oxford, and children undergoing treatment at the Regional Cancer Centre in Trivandrum, India during their first year. To find out more about the charity, please visit http://www.rncc.org.uk/.

clip_image006Kingdom is proud to be supporting Rajesh with his fundraising expedition for this very worthy cause. We believe that it is crucial to our core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. We want to achieve financial success, but also want to create value for our stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, colleagues to business partners, and society as a whole.

Corporate responsibility informs everything we do and is deeply embedded in our core company values. These values influence our approach to work and guide the way we treat our colleagues, our customers and grow our business.

Kingdom has been providing services in India since May 2016, when we took over an Indian company based in Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Kingdom entered the India market to support our UK customers that need their services on the Indian sub-continent. The new initiative was also intended to act as a launch pad for pan India and Middle East operations in the future.

For more information about Kingdom and all our services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.