Go­ing around the world in two Jim­nys

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A RE­LUC­TANT re­tiree from Lyming­ton, UK, has em­barked on a jour­ney with a few mates that will be the envy of many a work­ing per­son.

Not keen on the idea of a hobby at home to keep him busy dur­ing re­tire­ment, Les Car­vall formed the char­ity Heaven Can Wait I’m Busy and is­sued the ul­ti­mate chal­lenge to three mates who be­tween them have 297 sum­mers.

Af­ter two years of plan­ning, the ge­ri­atric team is ready to travel through 16 coun­tries, over three con­ti­nents and across two ma­jor oceans in a pair of Suzuki Jim­nys.

Part of the plan is to raise money for Save the Chil­dren, Oakhaven Hospice in Lyming­ton, UK, and other wor­thy causes.

Car­vall said they chose the Jim­nys both for their dura­bil­ity and to prove that such a gru­elling jour­ney could be un­der­taken in af­ford­able com­pact off-road­ers.

Les com­mented: “We want to un­der­take this chal­lenge to show that age is no bar­rier to get­ting up and get- ting on with liv­ing life and giv­ing some­thing back to so­ci­ety while we still have time.”

More on www.heav­en­can­waitim busy.com — News­press.com.

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Re­luc­tant re­tiree Les Car­vall chose Jim­nys for a trip around the world

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