Princes Go Off-Road For Charity

1,000 mile South African trek will raise money for children's charities
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2008 3:53 PM CDT
The start of the ride.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Dapper duo Prince Harry and Prince William are setting off on a South African off-road motorbike ride to benefit charity, the BBC reports. The 1,000-mile trek is expected to raise about $450,000 for three charities, including Harry’s Sentebale, which focuses on children with AIDS in Lesotho. The princes made no promises about their off-road skill, and are “expecting to fall off many a time, every day," Harry said.

The 8-day race, organized by the Enduro group, has raised about $1.7 million in the last 3 years for Sentebale, UNICEF, and Nelson Mandela’s Children’s Fund. Although the brothers seem to enjoy the time shared, William quipped that it was all for the cause: “The pain of spending a week with my brother is well worth it."