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The Two Mongoleers

Paul and Laura

The Two Mongoleers

Local Seven Dialler, Laura Over, will be attempting the Mongol Rally in 2010. Laura, (aka Queen of the Rally) who lives in Albert Road, and best friend Paul, will be attempting to drive from Goodwood to the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar. Sounds easy? Well, it’s over 10,000 miles across 12 countries, a possible 5 mountain ranges and 3 deserts. Visas are needed, borders could take up to 4 days to pass and crossing is not guaranteed. Plus, the rally rules state the car must be under a 1.2 litres.

Clearly, the idea of driving over 10,000 miles, completely unaided in a very small car, is sheer madness but it’s all in a good cause, as they are undertaking this huge task in an attempt to raise £2,000 for three very worthwhile charities – The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation, Cancer Research and the Neurofibromatosis Association. When they reach Mongolia the car itself will be given either to charity or sold and the money donated to charity. As Laura points out, “The small car rule is a bit of a worry as, apparently, the Gobi Desert is not very forgiving! Needless to say, our parents are more than a little worried, but I’m sure we’ll be fine.”

Mongol rally

Mongol rally

The Two Mongoleers are hoping that the local community will ‘rally’ behind them. They are currently looking for a number of corporate sponsors (and have four sponsorship packages available, meaning that a business could get involved for as little as £50); donations to their chosen charities; and a car in which to undertake this mammoth task.

If you, or your company could help, in anyway at all, or if you just wish to find out more, check out the website: www.thetwomongoleers.co.uk, contact Laura on 07725-110154 or email Laura and Paul at thetwomongoleers@google.mail.com

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