Architecture graduates rallying the emergency troops!



A team of graduates from Aberdeen\’s Scott Sutherland School of Architecture are gearing up to carry out a unique 10,000 mile charity rally.

After six years of study which culminated in them both being awarded Master of Architecture degrees, Calum Hill (24) from Brechin, and Mark Hadfield (24) from Stonehaven, decided to undertake a challenge of a different nature. They set up Archi-Ambulance – a charitable fund which has been raising money to support the charity GoHelp with their essential work in Asia. Their aim is to supply a working ambulance for use in Mongolia\’s first Emergency Services fleet.

As part of their fundraising mission, the team are raising money to buy a fully- functioning ambulance, which they will drive approximately 10,000 miles, from London to Ulaanbaatar, the ancient capital city of Mongolia, in GoHelp\’s charity rally. Upon arrival, the ambulance will be donated to a provincial emergency service group.

The expedition will extend across two continents and pass through more than twenty nations, where the team will experience diverse cultures and testing environments; from the hustle and bustle of European cities to the deserted plains and treacherous silt roads of Central Asia.

As well as providing a functioning ambulance, Archi-Ambulance is committed to raising a minimum of £1,000 for GoHelp. Calum said, \”We hope to raise as much money as possible through the generosity of individuals, philanthropists, companies and professional organisations to provide as high quality a vehicle as possible.

\”The Emergency Services are something that we all rely on and perhaps take for granted in the UK. These vital services save lives every single day. In some parts of the world however, like Mongolia, these services simply do not exist. Due to the traditional, nomadic lifestyle, the majority of the Mongolian population live days travel from medical services. A new ambulance service will not only provide a means to respond to emergencies but will also work as a mobile hospital outreaching into remote areas, which will make a real difference.\”