8,000 miles in 45 days across 16 countries for fire charity

Robert Cook from Osgodby driving from London to Mongolia for charity
Robert Cook from Osgodby driving from London to Mongolia for charity
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A university student, Robert Cook from Osgodby, is taking in a charity adventure to remember across the globe this summer.

Rob, along with two fellow university students from Sheffield, are taking part in the ‘Mongol Rally’, a charity rally which involves driving 8,000 miles from a castle in the south of England all the way to the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaator, where the car will be auctioned off for charity.

This journey will take these young charity ralliers through 16 countries, two continents and across a third of the worlds circumference.

The charity rally runs every year with around 270 teams taking part, the twist being that the vehicles chosen to go on this mammoth journey must be small engined, cheap and fairly unsuited for the job of driving off-road long distances.

Fortunately local garage Parkview Motors have modified and prepared the car for this epic journey with updated springs and sump guard.

Rob and the ‘On Fire to Mongolia’ team have been donated a 2005 Vauxhall Corsa from the fire and rescue service and the charity they are raising money for is the Fire Fighters Charity.

This good cause helps serving and retired fireman following injuries or trauma based at three centres around the country.

Already the team have raised an impressive £2,500 and intend to make that figure even bigger as they set off on their journey.

The team set off on Saturday, July 13 and have already made it across Germany. Anyone interested in donating, tracking their progress over the coming 45 days, or just want to find out more, can visit www.onfiretomongolia.com