From Norwich to Mongolia by bus to help children

A Norwich duo will travel thousands of miles in a minibus to help poverty-stricken children in Mongolia.

Tim Voller and Tim Bolger are part of a team of four people who will drive 10,000 miles to deliver the vehicle to a charity helping street children.

The pair, who will have to navigate through 14 countries after departing Norwich, will also spend two days visiting the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar, where the bus will be used to take children on trips.

Tim Voller, who works for Watsons residential and commercial property, said it was the chance to do something worthwhile and experience a complete adventure which made him take the opportunity.

The 34-year-old, of Unthank Road, said: 'The huge language barrier is one of the issues we are going to have to face. We have been trying to learn a few Russian phrases, but it is still going to be difficult.

'Meanwhile, there is the problem with bribes in some of the countries where you need to pay to get on to roads or through borders.

'We have also heard some horror stories of other teams who broke down for days on end – but it is all part of the challenge.'

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Laura Jones, 25, from North Norfolk and Richard Tobin, 34, from West Wales will make up the rest of the team, which will begin travelling on Saturday July 9.

They will visit France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Russia before arriving in Mongolia for the charity Go Help.

Are you planning a globe-trotting trip for charity? Contact reporter Ben Woods on 01603 772439 or email

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