Convoi exceptionnel!

Monday, 08 August, 2011

LAS ambulances head to Mongolia

At the beginning of July, a team of 20 volunteers driving six old Leyland DAF ambulances, which previously served Londoners for over ten years, set off on a 5 week epic 10,000-mile road trip to Mongolia.

The team which is made up of volunteers from the London Ambulance Service, international aid charity Go Help and children's charity MERU travelled in convoy through Europe, Russia and Kazakhstan before handing over the vehicles to healthcare providers in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar.

London Ambulance Service volunteer Tim Saunders, one of the trip team leaders, said: "These ambulances have reached the end of their active life in London and so we're taking them where they can continue to help people on the other side of the world."

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