The TIMBUKTU CHALLENGE 2015 ............................................
Raising funds for Stapely Nursing Home and Hospital and MJCC ..............





Guess the driving distance to BAMAKO

Now is your chance to use your skill and guess how many miles we will travel from Stapely Hospital to Bamako. The prize will be something that we will bring back from Mali. There may be other prizes too.

For more details of our planned route click here.










Entry fee:  A Donation to Stapely or MJCC.
We will leave the amount up to your own generosity:

There are a number of ways to enter the competition.

1. Fill in your details on the back of one of our leaflets. and pay by cash or cheque. Cheques should be made payable to either "Stapely" or "MJCC" and sent to the address at the bottom of this page. Cash should not be sent through the post

2. Donate online and enter your name and the mileage in the "Personalise your donation" box

3. Donate online and then email us with your contact details and the mileage.

Click here to go to the donation page








Competition Rules:

The speedometer of the Espace will be read outside Stapely the afternoon before we depart and it will be read again at the nearest place we can legally and safely stop at the Place de la Liberté in the centre of Bamako. The car’s main speedometer will be used, not the odometer. The winner is the person who guesses the nearest to the actual mileage.

Mileage travelled includes all diversions, sightseeing, shortcuts and any other route changes for whatever reason. If because of unforeseen circumstances, the final destination has to be changed or cut short, then all entries will be proportionately reduced to compensate for the shorter distance travelled.

If for any reason the Espace fails to complete the full journey, the drivers will still complete the journey as passengers in one of the other cars. Should this happen, then the mileage of the replacement vehicle will be noted at that point, and the distance to Bamako will be added to the distance that the Espace had covered to obtain the total distance. In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided on the toss of a coin.


Donations can be sent to:

c/o Steven Abrams
2 Ingledene Road,
Liverpool L18 3HJ
United Kingdom