Designers requested proceeds be donated to Aseema
The designers of the Mumbai Xpress Rickshaw Challenge Winner’s Jackets, Barkha-N-Sonzal, have requested that the funds produced from the auctioning of the extra winner’s jacket be donated to Aseema, an education center for street and underprivileged children.
The third annual Mumbai Xpress Rickshaw Challenge, an event producedby Chennai Event Management Services that had 27 international participants driving autorickshaws from Chennai to Mumbai, flagged down for the year in Mumbai on August 13th. The winners of the event, based on a point total for a series of accomplished tasks, charity donations, and team and organizer nominations, was the Nigel Manzil team, comprised of two gentlemen from the UK, Paul Haran and Harry Hanscomb.
Paul and Harry became the Mumbai Xpress Rickshaw Challenge World Champions and each received an extremely unique trophy, complimentary entrance into the 2010 Caucasian Challenge (another event from Chennai Event Management Services), and a designer jacket from Barkha-N-Sonzal. Because the Mumbai Xpress had a participating team of three members, three designer jackets were initially made. However, as only a two-person team won, an extra jacket remained.
By request of the Barkha-N-Sonzal, the jacket will be auctioned off on eBay and proceeds will be donated to Aseema.
Barkha and Sonzal, two women from South Mumbai and the namesakes of their company, design traditional and Western-style clothing and accessories exclusively for men. Despite their new label, Barkha-N-Sonzal has designed clothing for many celebrities, including pianist Richard Clayderman, Rahul Sharma, and several Bollywood icons.
Aseema, an award-winning education center designed to provide underprivileged children with a nurturing and stimulating educational environment, will use the funds raised by the auction for a variety of efforts that will invariably support their mission.