Hailsham teen is taking a tough journey

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A TEENAGER from Hailsham is raising funds for worthy charities by driving to Mongolia.

Nineteen-year-old Jack Armstrong, together with two friends, has left his creature comforts at home to go on an epic adventure over 10,000 miles through Romaina, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia.

The Lotus Children’s Centre Charitable Trust and Macmillan Cancer will benefit from £3000 which has already been raised, and the boys hope to increase this number after they return home.

Jack said, “We all get long summer holidays in-between university and as real adventure seekers we knew we had to make the most of the time we have. We love meeting new people, experiencing different cultures and local food- it definitely beats just sitting at home watching TV!”

“We’ve done just over 7,500 miles now and have just crossed the Mongolian border, so the end is in sight.

“Luckily it didn’t take too long to cross the border- we met another team who had been stuck there for 3 days!”

Jack and his friends have been sponsored by Wispa chocolate. To find out more about the Mongol Rally visit www.theadventurists.com