From Italy to India! Family-run fractional property company Appassionata joins the Great Big South India Adventure to help provide homes for vulnerable children

Every 8 minutes a child goes missing in India. These children don’t just disappear into thin air, they become slaves. They work in factories and in brothels, in agriculture and stone quarries, they make bindis and cigarettes, and they number in the millions.


Having a safe home makes a huge difference to the lives of children that have lost their way. With better living standards, children develop the skills they need to heal, empower, educate and eventually reintegrate themselves back into mainstream society.

Indeed, with home very much at the heart of this family-run fractional Italian property business, Appassionata will be joining the Great Big South India Adventure Rally to help provide a roof over vulnerable Indian children’s heads and provide an encouraging and supportive environment to help them grow both physically and mentally.

The quest of the adventure is to raise £25,000 to improve the health and education of school children and those rescued from vulnerable circumstances in addition to inspiring long-term support from rally participants for years to come.

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Travelling from Mysore, Karnataka, through Tamil Nadu and into Kerala, the rally will be mixture of long distance riding on Royal Enfield Bullets, exploring each destination and volunteering at the projects being financially supported by Adventure Ashram, a charity that creates purposeful adventures to improve children’s health and education across the World.

Michael Hobbs, owner of Appassionata comments,

“I am a natural born adventurer with a passion for motorbikes, so of course the Great Big South India Adventure appealed to me; I can combine my love for exploration while supporting a great cause, providing a much needed safe place for children. Having completed a similar rally in 2011 I was introduced to the excellent work done by Adventure Ashram and wanted to get more involved. Becoming a corporate sponsor has allowed me to combine a desire to help vulnerable children with my ‘mid-life crisis’ need to live life to the full and push out the boundaries”

“To be given the opportunity to experience first-hand the difference that the money we will raise will make will be truly wonderful. To see the children’s smiles, help at their refuge and hear their stories of how life has improved because of the work of Adventure Ashram. It really puts things into perspective that bricks and mortar can help rehabilitate a young person’s life in the third world. The added benefit of going with four good friends will hopefully enrich our lives and those of the children supported by Adventure Ashram

An excellent track record of purposeful adventure by Adventure Ashram in India has led to over £600,000 being granted to 5 different, life-changing charities.

Colin Taylor, Chair of Trustees says

“We know that the charities we work with simply could not have accessed funds from the UK at this stage of their development. We have seen the impact of our grants and our success drives us to continue. Leaving a legacy from our adventures is our goal. With companies such as Appassionata joining our Great Big South India Adventure and helping raise funds that are so urgently needed, together we will adventure boldly with great purpose.”


This is a truly sensational adventure trip that combines a fabulous itinerary with a wonderful and unique blend of adventure travel, volunteering and exploring that exposes the real highlights of south India.

For more information regarding fractional Italian property company Appassionata and their participation in the Great Big South India Adventure call today on 0039 073 465 8775 or visit

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