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This summer, our fearless quartet of Amanda Luther, Kerry McGraw, and Lexi and Dan Sack will be driving an ambulance from London to Mongolia to raise money for two incredible organizations as part of the 2011 Mongol Rally.

Once we arrive in Ulaanbaatar, our ambulance will be donated to a hospital in Mongolia. Emergency vehicles are a critical component of the health care system in Mongolia, where the highly dispersed population, inadequate infrastructure, and high poverty rates increase reliance on emergency care via functional ambulances. However, sturdy ambulances are sorely lacking in Mongolia today, with most being small retired Russian military jeeps.

In addition to donating the ambulance, we’re also raising money for the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation in Mongolia, and Kiva.org (more information below). All money donated via this webpage will go directly to the Christina Noble Children's Foundation.

Please join us in our efforts to make a difference by making a donation. After we depart from London on July 23rd, you will be able to follow our progress on facebook (www.facebook.com/noturningyak) as we navigate across two continents.

Thank you!

Team No Turning Yak, Mongol Rally 2011
(Amanda, Kerry, Lexi, and Dan)


Supported Charities

Christina Noble Children’s Foundation is doing incredible work in Mongolia. The money we and other Mongol Rally participants raise will go towards supporting the Blue Skies Ger Village, which cares for abandoned kids in Ulaanbaatar. About 1/3 of Mongolians are under the age of 18, they’re the future of the country, and so your donations will help give a few more of those kids a fair shot at life!

Kiva provides funding to microfinance institutions around the globe. These microfinance institutions provide small loans to individuals to start and grow their businesses. For the world's working poor little or no access to banks, these microloans can help them create better lives for themselves and their families. Dan spent a few months on an Non-Profit Fellowship working for Kiva and has been a big fan of the place! Half of the money raised for Kiva will be used to finance microloans, while half will be donated to Kiva itself

Raising money for

Christina Noble Childrens Foundation Limited

Christina Noble Childrens Foundation Limited

Charity Registration No. 1007484

The Christina Noble Children's Foundation is dedicated to serving children in need of emergency and long-term medical care, nutritional rehabilitation, educational opportunities, job placement and protecting those at risk of economic and sexual exploitation. The Foundation seeks to maximise the potential of each child.

Donations 20

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What a great experience - it sounds like you're having a great time.

Donation by Shirley McLean on 28/08/11

£50.00

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Good luck guys! Don't stop believin'

Donation by Jose Luis Blanco Alvarez on 08/08/11

£35.00

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Good luck - wish I could have gone with!

Donation by Jim Wilson on 24/07/11

£35.00

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Have a great trip guys and keep us updated! And ESPECIALLY... give Dirk a hug!!!

Donation by Emily Gipple on 21/07/11

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Can't wait to hear about your adventures along the way! Good luck

Donation by Ann Scott on 21/07/11

£20.00

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Best of luck on your journey! One word of advice: limit your intake of beef jerky. I've learned the hard way.

Donation by Kate Endress on 20/07/11

£30.00

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Look forward to the stories... and second Claudine's 'Be safe'!

Donation by Marc on 20/07/11

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Good luck to all! I'm sure it will be an amazing experience!

Donation by Becca and Will Boenig on 20/07/11

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Good luck!

Donation by Fareeda Ahmed, GSB 2012 on 20/07/11

£20.00

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Lexi and Dan - I am thrilled to support you on this adventure with a belated congratulations on your wedding! Be safe!! Much love, Claudine

Donation by Claudine Frasch on 20/07/11

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Good luck Dan, Lexi, Amanda and Kerry! Have a fabulous time!

Donation by Julia on 20/07/11

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Good luck Kiki!

Donation by Devin Dwyer on 20/07/11

£20.00

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Good luck in your journey!!

Donation by Ryan and Jessica McGraw on 20/07/11

£20.00

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Drive safely and have fun. I expect to live vicariously via the blog.

Donation by Jean on 18/07/11

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Stay safe, have fun, and don't hit any goats on the drive over.

Donation by David Zizmor on 18/07/11

£20.00

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Now you owe me a pint when you get back. Safe travels!

Donation by Jay McMurrey on 12/07/11

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Good luck Dan!

Donation by Tamara Sanderson on 08/07/11

£20.00

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Donation by Julie Matteini on 05/07/11

£20.00

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Always wanted to be an ambulance driver. Best wishes & good luck.

Donation by Dave Coolican on 03/07/11

£50.00

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Good luck!! Have some Mongolian barbecue for me when you get there!

Donation by michael sassine on 30/06/11

£50.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£908.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£908.00
  • Gift Aid£0.00

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