This summer Dougie Clark, Fraser Macpherson and Alan Lipowski drove 10,000 miles from London to Ulan Bataar in Mongolia as Team BrainBox in the Mongol Rally 2014. Dougie has epilepsy, and undertook this massive challenge to raise awareness and funds and we’re delighted to have received over £6,000 from this amazing adventure!
Dougie says “This summer was the 10th anniversary of my first epileptic seizure. I knew that I wanted to do something to mark it, and, because I knew (hoped!) I would be getting my driving license on June 4th, I thought I would drive a big brain all the way to Mongolia and raise money for Epilepsy Research UK by doing the Mongol Rally.
The roads got more serious in Mongolia and we found ourselves driving through rivers, in river beds, no roads, and, worst of all, corrugated road, for 2 days straight (20hrs driving). This driving was the undoubted highlight of the adventure.
Middle photo below is of Me, Alan and Fraser at the finish line after 31 days driving 10,000 miles through France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. Our big brain got there in one piece and I can not recommend the Mongol Rally (http://www.theadventurists.com) highly enough.”
Click here to read the full account and see more of Dougie’s amazing photos of the adventure.
You can still donate online here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/dougieforepilepsyresearch
Watch Dougie’s video about why he went to Mongolia!