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RCSI medical students to embark on charity expedition to Mongolia

22 June 2012
Third year RCSI medical students Robin McManus, Grant Dawson and Tristram Hills will take part in Go Help's Mongolia Charity Rally this summer. Teams from across the world take part every year by driving emergency vehicles to Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar. The RCSI team is called the Omega 3.

Pictured (l-r) are Team Omega 3: RCSI Medical Students Grant Dawson, Tristram Hills and Robin McManus
The team will depart for Mongolia on the evening of the 6th of July in a patient transport vehicle. On arrival in Ulaanbaatar their vehicle will be donated to the Go Help! charity, which will then be either used in the charity's ambulance service or sold to the Mongolian Government to be used in their services. The funds raised from the sale directly benefit Go Help's ongoing operations.

Go Help run numerous operations inside and outside Mongolia including: an ambulance service across Mongolia and a mobile library service for the less developed regions. Along with Go Help the team are also fundraising for Doctors without Borders and Right to Sight.
Since the RCSI team first conceived of the plan late last year they have organised sponsorship and backing to make this a reality and fundraising efforts are continuing.

Pictured (l-r) are RCSI Medical Students Tristram Hills, Robin McManus and Grant Dawson
How to help
The RCSI team have a donation page on their website: and will also be around the college from 11-2 on the 22nd of June if you want to. Every Euro gets the team slightly closer to Mongolia. Any money left over after the trip will then be divided between the three charities the team are supporting.
Follow the Omega 3 team blog: who will be keeping it updated in the weeks running up to the start of the rally as well as on the rally itself.
If you would like to sponsor a particular piece of equipment there is a list below to choose from. The team will also take donations of this kind of equipment if you have any spare.

Jump Leads
Tow Chains
Geri Cans / Fuel cans
Water drums
First Aid Kit

Pictured (l-r) are Grant Dawson, Tristram Hills and Robin McManus with their ambulance outside RCSI.
RCSI's Omega 3 team will be fundraising around the College (St. Stephen's Green campus) on Thursday, 28th June and Tuesday, 3rd July, if you wish to make a donation. Alternatively you can contact them on

Omega 3
Pictured (l-r) are Robin McManus, Tristram Hills and Grant Dawson with the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Andrew Montague, as he lends his support to the team.

Pictured (l-r) are (back row) Sandra Bonetto, Corriena O'Brien, Student Services; Tristram Hills, Grant Dawson, Robin McManus, Medical Students;Aidan Kavanagh,  (middle row) Noreen Shankey, Margie Morgan, (front row) Flavia Destro and Ivan Carty.