Three Old Boys will this year take on an adventure of a lifetime when they compete in the 2018 Mongol Rally. In their desire to do something adventurous but meaningful the rally caught their eye but until now university and work have not made their dream possible. Cameron Busch (Class of 2012) will join fellow Old Boys, Daniel Blom (Class of 2012), Jasper Yeuell (Class of 2012), and good mate Lachie McSorley on the expedition.
The Mongol Rally began back in 2004 where 6 teams competed and only 4 finished. It is an intercontinental car rally that begins in Europe and ends in Ulan Ude, Russia. The race officially launches in the United Kingdom, with subsidiary starting points in the Czech Republic. It is described as the “Greatest Adventure in the World” and sees on average a 70% completion rate. There are three fundamental Rules of the Rally:
· Rally vehicles have a 1200cc engine limit
· Rally teams are unsupported
· Rally teams need to raise at least $1500 for charity
The choice of charity for the men is Multiple Sclerosis and they are not content with just raising the minimum requirement of $1,500 but have given themselves a target of $20,000.
“I myself have experienced firsthand its effect on close friends and family so the lifting of our fundraising target was an easy decision” say Busch. “This has very much been a local fundraising exercise, by virtue of the overwhelming level of support and generosity we have received from individuals and companies in the community.”
The Old Boys are well on the way to hitting their target but are still looking to get help in reaching their fundraising goal. For further information please click on the link below.
Busch’s response to the question whether their time at IGS influenced their decision to take on such an epic campaign. “Being brought up through IGS with the mateship and comradery instilled in us at an early age, I believe allowed us to empathise with those around us. Although it may not have been explicitly said, it was always implied that we could and should do more for those around us; as men of grammar, future leaders and good Samaritans.”