PSNI donate Mitsubishi Shogun for fundraising initiative

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Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
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The local Neighbourhood Policing Team in Newry City and the PSNI are supporting a fundraising trip by local man Ronan Collins from Warrenpoint, who will be taking on the trip of a lifetime by driving to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – over 16,000km from Newry. Rónan will be accompanied by two friends from University in England.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has supplied a Mitsubishi Shogun to Ronan and his friends for their trip following an appeal for help and support earlier this year. The vehicle which was at the end of its operational life will now take on a new lease of life in making the trip possible enabling the carriage of medical supplies to the region.

Inspector David Hutchinson, Newry Neighbourhood Policing Team, presents a Mitsubishi Shogun to Warrenpoint man Ronan Collins. The Neighbourhood Team donated the vehicle to support Ronan's fundraising trip to Mongolia from Newry

This summer Ronan will be travelling from Warrenpoint, across one third of the world’s surface to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He is doing this to raise money for the Southern Area Hospice and Go Help.

They are driving to Mongolia for 2 main reasons: BSN Medical have supplied wound-care that is to be brought to Mongolia. This is to supply their hospitals and ambulances with much needed equipment. When they arrive in Mongolia the Mitsubishi Shogun Jeep they drove will be auctioned off. The money raised goes directly to help street children and other child protection projects going on all over Mongolia. The Jeep itself will be used as an ambulance, mobile library and transport vehicle.

In Mongolia the boys have been offered a place in a local school, Santis Language School, teaching English. They are very much looking forward to what is ahead of them when they reach Mongolia.

Additionally – the young men will be raising money for a local charity – Newry Hospice. NPT Inspector David Hutchinson said, “This is a very worthwhile charity at the heart of the local community in Newry and Mourne. The Police Service is delighted to be able to support this adventure which will bring benefits both in Mongolia and locally here in Newry and Mourne.”

The local Neighbourhood Team would wish Ronan and James a safe and enjoyable trip but would also like to ask for your support in raising money for a very worthwhile local charity.

In order to donate please follow this link. http://www.warrenpoint2mongolia.com/charities/


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