Stephen Moreno's life was turned upside down last year when he was told he might have testicular cancer. The young Londoner eventually got the all clear, but not before the scare - and a session at the Penny Brohn Cancer Care Centre in Bristol, southwest England - gave him a new outlook on life. 'I don't want to waste any time thinking about things for too long and never doing them,' Mr Moreno, who works for Bloomberg, says. True to his word, he set about taking part in a series of challenging car rallies in Europe and now is embarking on his biggest adventure yet: organising a charity rally from London to Hong Kong, limited to cars with engines no bigger than 1.3 litres and costing no more than GBP250 (HK$4,000). Mr Moreno will lead the teams in his 998cc, 1984 Mini Cooper when they leave London next July and make their way to Hong Kong by any route they choose, although there are a couple of meeting points along the way. The rally is aimed at raising money for a children's charity, Care of China's Orphaned and Abandoned, and Send A Cow, a charity that helps poor African farmers. During his cancer scare, he says: 'I experienced something like an epiphany. I saw that the smallest act of kindness towards someone else is the greatest thing in the world'. Rally participants are not required to raise any specific amount of money and those who make it to Hong Kong but do not want to make the return journey will be encouraged to sell their cars for charity. Donors wishing to support Mr Moreno's Mini Cooper 86 team can do so by shopping on 400 online sites, including Amazon, Next, Debenhams, John Lewis, Tesco and HMV, which will donate up to 15 per cent of the price of each purchase. Mr Moreno says his drive to Hong Kong will realise a boyhood dream. 'When I was a child I remember watching the celebrations when England handed Hong Kong back to China and wished I could visit some day, so it's also a little bit of a boyhood dream to go there.' Mr Moreno also wants to explore the world during the rally. 'It is not about speed, style or comfort. It is not like the Cannonball Run. We seek only one thing from the Hong Kong Rally - adventure.'