To Mongolia and beyond

Neil Seabrook, with his mascot The Wombat, is taking part in the Adventurist London to Mongolia Rally with his wife Joanna. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d403883
Neil Seabrook, with his mascot The Wombat, is taking part in the Adventurist London to Mongolia Rally with his wife Joanna. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d403883

Over the past 18 months, the pair, Team WombatsKhan, has prepared for the 10th annual Adventurist London to Mongolia Rally and have raised about $22,000 for the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Foundation and rainforest charity Cool Earth.

Mr Seabrook and his wife, who left for the race last weekend, said they were inspired to take part in the event, which they must complete in 100 days or less, because they wanted to give back to PMH after Joanna’s 16-year-old son James was cared for by hospital staff as a newborn.

‘James was born prematurely and spent some time at the hospital with complications because of his early birth,’ he said.

‘We decided to fundraise for the PMH Foundation because, like many WA parents, we have relied on them to look after our children at some point.’

The 50-year-old traveller said the race’s greatest challenges would be driving through Mongolia, which has few paved roads, and relying on their second-hand car not to break down.

‘There is no route, there is no assistance ” we carry our own supplies and all our spare parts,’ he said.