First step. In 2020, around a meal, Coraline and Charlène discuss. Suddenly, Coraline launched the idea of participating in the 4L Trophy. This is how the adventure of these two friends began, who met during their DUT Carrières sociales in 2014. Charlène, 28, the 4L Trophy driver is a letter carrier and comes from Eymoutiers. Co-pilot Coraline, 25, comes from Lot. She is a caretaker in a retirement home. In 2016, they left together for an end-of-study internship in Canada. A trip that consolidates their duo and encourages them to make other expeditions.
Experience and share. The project of this rally is a discovery from start to finish, starting with the mechanics on a Renault 4. By dismantling it, many parts have to be changed to adapt it to the requirements of the raid. “It’s interesting to prepare everything” exclaims Charlène. They therefore create the association Adventurers in 4L of the same name as that of their crew. They participate in markets to raise funds. On this occasion, they meet a teacher from La Tournelle high school who offers them a collection of school supplies and foodstuffs. This collection is intended for the Children of the Desert and the Red Cross, partner associations of the rally.
The La Tournelle high school, located in Versailles, thus officially becomes their sponsor.
“It’s a way of discovering yourself. A positive dynamic,” says Charlène. The two friends are in a hurry to embark on the adventure which is also an important humanitarian journey. A real personal investment that allows them today to see their 4L rolling towards beautiful horizons.
The 4L is stored in the garage of Loïc, a friend and mechanic who helps them with Roland, Charlène’s father and Xavier her boyfriend, nicknamed the “little hands” as the participants write on their Facebook page Les aventurières en 4L – 4L Trophy 2022.?
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