Taunton adventurer takes up Mongolian challenge for Save Infants charity (From Somerset County Gazette)
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Taunton adventurer takes up Mongolian challenge for Save Infants charity
9:00pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
Matt Sully, 38, from Taunton, and his two friends, Tamir Ishmend andStephKinsley, are set to take part in the 2014 Mongolian Rally, a 10,000 mile pan-continental road trip veering from desert to mountain range on a quest to the ancient Mongol capital of Ulanbataar.
The trio’s charities of choice are Cancer Research UK and Save Infants, a local Mongolian children’s charity.
Matt Sully said: “It’s going to be an amazing journey and we are all really excited for it. It’s great tobe raisingmoneyfor our two charities, both of which are very close to our hearts.
Myself and Tamir have both lost family members to cancer and Tamir, who lives in Ireland, was also born in Mongolia, so Save Infants is something he is passionate about.”
Each race entrant is asked to raise £1,000 for the charity of their choice, but the trio have already raised over £3,000 for their two charities, The trio make up ‘TeamScrumptious’, whose car of choice for the barren road adventure is a Fiat Punto.
There is no set route for the Mongolian Rally, which leaves navigation solely down to the team itself.
Team Scrumptious will first leave the southern part of the UK before heading east toward Klenova Castle, Czech Republic before moving on towards Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
But, as well as raising money for their charities, ‘Team Scrumptious’ will also be donating medical equipment to the ‘Save Infants’ charity, including 15 defibrillators worth £8,000.
The equipment has been donated by the South Western Ambulance Service, and head of logistics Carolyn Bill says they were delighted to be able to help.
She added: “As an organisation, we are passionate about giving help, support and time to our local communities and various charitable causes.”
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