Monday, 29 June 2009

Mercy Corps in Mongolia endurance event

Where do you find 800 horses, the people needed to feed and care for them, as well a well-oiled network of media savvy foreigners ready to help you organize such an unprecedented equestrian event. In this case the organisers of the Mongol Derby went to friends at Mercy Corps.

Started in 1979, the famous charity raised £140m in 2007. It operates in more than a hundred countries, maintains an international headquarters in Portland, Oregon, keeps a major office in
Sciennes in Edinburgh and has run an elaborate system of programs from Ulan Bator, the Mongolian capital, for the past ten years. According to Mercy Corps officers in Scotland and Mongolia, the charity is pleased to assist Morgan in organizing the endurance race.

Jennifer Adams, the Event Development Coordinator at Mercy Corps, European Headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland, explained that the charity has been happily accepting money from the organiser Tom Morgan's motor racers since 2005. That’s why,
“Mercy Corps are delighted to be a part of the first ever Mongol Derby,” Adams said..

The full story can be found here.

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