Three students from the RCSI are set to participate in a unique rally involving emergency vehicles through some of the most remote roads on earth en route to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.
Robin McManus, Grant Dawson and Tristram Hills will set off this Friday (July 6), braving what they describe as “18 countries, border crossings, bureaucracy, bandits, yaks and yurts”.
The trio have purchased a patient transport vehicle, which they will donate at the end of the rally to the charity Go Help! — a UK-based organisation running an ambulance service in Mongolia.
The team, calling itself ‘The Omega 3’, will also be forwarding donations to Médicins Sans Frontiéres and the Right to Sight charities and will be maintaining a blog during the 35-day expedition with updates as they travel, as well as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts, where supporters may donate to any of the team’s chosen charities.
This article was originally published on the 6th of July 2012 in the Irish Medical Times