In the summer of 2012, Team Dental Express drove a four wheel drive VW ambulance, which Alex (30) and his father Reinhard Steiner (65) converted into a mobile dental surgery. The pair drove the ambulance all the way from London to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where they donated it through Go Help as part of the Mongolia Charity Rally.
Submitted by stephen on Tue, 10/04/2012 - 10:10pm.
Pete (and Mongolian hat) at Mongolian Tsagaan Sar 2009
Go Help is very sad to share with you that Pete Barnett, a valued volunteer for the charity, passed away on Thursday 5th April.
Pete joined Go Help at the beginning of 2008 and helped the charity launch its first fundraising event, the Mongolia Charity Rally. His tireless work in building and maintaining Go Help's technical systems and website helped the charity to get to where it is today. Pete also went above and beyond the call of duty, maintaining regular contact with teams while on their various rallies across the globe, and even texting them with advice when they got stuck at far flung borders. In recognition of Pete's outstanding support for Go Help, Pete was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Go Help in 2011.
Go Help has lost a very important member of the team but more importantly we have lost a good friend who will be sadly missed.
To honour Pete's dedication to the charity, Go Help is dedicating it's Mongolian mobile library project to his name. Pete gave the idea his blessing in January.
Should you wish to make a donation in honour of Pete's work for Go Help please consider making a donation to Ashgate Hospice in Chesterfield. You can donate online here.
If you would like to send any wishes to Pete’s family please email email@example.com and we will pass your message on.
Last summer a group of volunteers from UK charity Go Help took part in our trial MesoAmerica Rally event and drove a donated ambulance from San Diego to Comayagua, Honduras, giving it to the city hospital. This ambulance has been used to save the lives of prisoners burnt and injured by the huge prison fire at Comayagua. read more »
For the Rally inquisitive and the Rally dedicated ... this day is for you.
It could just be possible that someone is out there that might have missed our emails and Facebook plugging of an event Go Help is holding in Central London on Saturday 21st January. This event is proving to be rather popular and there is only a handful of tickets left so if you're interested in coming along then grab a ticket quick! All details can be found on Eventbrite: http://rallyinfo.eventbrite.co.uk. We're looking forward to meeting you all!
The Mongolian Students' Association in the UK has asked Go Help if any of the teams on our Mongolia Charity Rally 2011 is able to transport some books in their vehicles, if so, whether they could kindly carry a few boxes of books that have been donated and collected by Mongolian students studying in the UK. The books are for donation at the National University of Mongolia's library this summer.
If you or your team is interested in helping out please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the books will most likely be delivered to the team(s) on launch day, unless we're super organised and get in touch before that!