"Travels to my Elephant" was a race in more than one way. It was a race to commemorate the spirit of adventure of the late and very great, Mark Shand, brother of The Duschess of Cornwall, founder of Elephant Family, and the winner of The Perfect World Foundation's award "The Conservationist of The Years 2014″. It was a race to Tara, his beloved elephant, and it was a race to save Asia's endangered elephants. Unfortunately Mark Shand was not able to receive the award in due to to his tragic death last year. The award was instead received by his brother in law, The Prince of wales and his sister The Duchess of Cornwall, also presidents of Elephant Family.
The Perfect World Foundation have through the year been supporting Elephant Family's and the Quintessentially Foundation's fundraising event "Travels to my Elephant", where they have conducted a number of smaller events leading up to the closing event; "The Amazing Rickshaw Race" through India, that finally raised a total of £1 million.