In December 2021, they formed their own association, then a long time of training, between training and finding sponsors. Then they finally went to the Moroccan desert, to the Trophée Roses des Sables, a 100% women’s rally raid.
“The search for sponsors was worth it, because it was thanks to them that we were able to build a school,” say Lidi, Marie, Sabrina and Severin. Because in order to participate in this raid, each crew must not only finance their participation, but also contribute to the humanitarian and solidarity project, which is the real goal of this raid. “In general, it is about 50% for donations, 50% for participation. And in 2022, the contribution of four roses Yuri took the form of a new classroom in Jeddah, a small village located 40 kilometers southwest of Merzouga, in southern Morocco, with 34 children per 220 inhabitants.
Destroyed by autumn floods, the school was rebuilt thanks to Jura’s roses, which intend to go and see for themselves the fruits of their contribution next fall, “with our children, for a symbolic inauguration.” “Fortunately, they didn’t wait for her to serve!” »
New participation “in a few years”
The next step will be more donations of school supplies for these particularly disadvantaged children, and possibly waiting for a new participation in the raid, in a few years.
If at first they planned to participate with their own vehicles, then finally they traveled through the Moroccan desert with the help of a buggy organization, light, powerful, but easy to manage thanks to the automatic transmission. “It was much easier for us on the sand, it was a bit like riding in the snow. Of course, we ate a lot of sand, but it’s also very nice to face the elements. “
In the final classification, two Jura Roses teams take 5th placeand and 7and buggy seats, but the rating is much less important than the project. To the delight of this premiere, as you can guess, four of Yuri’s women already have plans for the future, a new participation “in a few years.”