Adventure achieves a fine result for sick babies at hospital
IN JULY this year two locals, Katie Parker and Mitchell Call embarked on an adventure of a lifetime, and at the same time, they were also aiming to raise $6500 for charity.
After arriving in London they picked up their 1.2 litre car and drove to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. Calling themselves "Team Fishbowl", Katie and Mitchell travelled across Europe into Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Russia.
The six week journey involved driving 16,000 kilometres across gruelling terrain, through 18 countries that included three deserts and five snow-capped mountain ranges.
"It was an amazing adventure that showed us not only some spectacular scenery, but opened our eyes to the generosity of people from other cultures," said team leader, Katie Parker.
Team Fishbowl had many supporters who were willing to help raise the funds to purchase a phototherapy blanket, which treats babies with jaundice.
The Phototherapy Blanket was for the Lismore Base Hospital (LBH) Special Care Nursery. The Our Kids Charity is operated through LBH to help raise funds for equipment in the Children's Ward and Special Care Nursery.
"We were really pleased to support such a great cause," said Fishbowl Australia managing director and one of the major contributors Simon Jupe.
"Team Fishbowl needed $1500 to reach their target, so we were delighted when the Far North Coast Law Society came to the rescue and added the final amount for the Phototherapy Blanket," said Katie Parker.