St Andrews to Mongolia 4
Commencing July 2012, six students from the University of St Andrews will embark upon a colossal expedition; to drive vehicles the 10 000 miles from the east coast of Scotland to the heart of Mongolia, and donate them to the aid organization Go Help, signifying their completion of the Mongolia Charity Rally.
Traversing the length of Britain, the breadth of Europe, through Russia and Kazakhstan, our adventurers are aiming to deliver their vehicles in Ulaanbaatar after an exhilarating journey, visiting aid centres, hospitals and charities along the way. These 2 vehicles will then be distributed throughout Mongolia to projects in dire need of efficient transportation and recovery services in the harsh Mongolian terrain.
As part of the University of St Andrews Charities Campaign, we are looking to raise a substantial amount of sponsorship and funding in order to pursue our adventure to its limit. Intrigued? We don’t blame you.
Welcome to the STAAG Challenge 2012; St Andrews to Mongolia-
FROM ST ANDREWS …
The University of St Andrews Adventure Group (STAAG) is the mechanism behind St Andrews to Mongolia, having committed themselves to organising and running long distance, charitable expeditions for several years now. Their most successful adventures have been long distance canoe and cycle treks, as well as some slightly more bizarre expeditions, such as taking a Pedalo boat down the Thames. The STAAGs have donated thousands of pounds to charities such as Alzheimer’s Society, Save the Children, Young Heroes and Spinal Injuries Scotland and are proud to be continually expanding their scope for adventure to this day. The arrival of a new year at University brings fresh adventurers and challenges, and STAAG have high hopes for 2011/12…
TO MONGOLIA ...
The St. Andrews to Mongolia team is planning to take three vehicles that will be put to good use in Mongolia. They will be donated to Go Help and will likely be used as ambulances or as other important community vehicles. Moreover funds raised will benefit four projects run in conjunction with Save The Children in Mongolia, these are: the Ulaanbaatar Child Centre, the National Rehabilitation and Education Centre for Disabled Children in Mongolia, Technical Support for National Minority Kazakh Children, as well as providing Riding Helmets for Child Jockeys to minimize the number of child jockey deaths each year.