Jonathan Tucker


Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK provides specialised support, information and training to all those affected when a baby or child dies, or when a child is bereaved. By learning continuously from children and parents, Child Bereavement UK leads the way in improving the quality of care offered by professionals to such families, both in the immediate crisis and in the time following the death of someone important in their lives. We are the UK's leading charity that educates professionals and supports families both when a child dies and when a child is bereaved.

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Our Route for the 2017 Mongol Rally

Our Route for the 2017 Mongol Rally

Dear Friends,

On July 16th, a friend - Charlie Barder- and I will be departing to drive a clapped out, underpowered Fiat Doblo for 3-4 weeks and around 7,000 miles across Western Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. We are participating in the Mongol Rally- a charity event held each year in the UK.

Participating cars must be inexpensive and are limited to an engine size of around 1 litre. Our vehicle is 14 years old, has a 1.2 litre engine and looks a bit like an aquarium on wheels.

Our (hopefully) trusty Fiat Doblo

Our (hopefully) trusty Fiat Doblo

Despite its name, the rally actually passes through Mongolia and terminates at Ulan Ude in Siberia, the capital of the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Buryatia. Charlie and I are paying all of our own expenses and 100% of all the money we raise will therefore be donated to charity. If you would like to find out more about the Mongol Rally, their website link is as follows:

I will be fundraising for the Child Bereavement UK charity. It supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. HRH Prince William is its patron and they are an extremely lean, well-run charity that helps many, many people. Their website link is as follows:

Here is their own description of what they do:

Every day Child Bereavement UK deals with something that many people find too unbearable to contemplate – the untimely deaths of parents and children. It’s human nature for us to want to distance ourselves from this as something that happens to other people, but every year child bereavement is experiences by thousands of families in the UK. Child Bereavement UK is here to guide families through the long and difficult journey of grief. We are here to help them find the support they need, wherever they are in their journey and for as long as they need it.

I'll be sending more updates about the rally over the next few months. If you would like to support me with a donation to Child Bereavement UK please do it safely and securely here.

With best wishes and many thanks,

Jonathan Tucker

My Travelling Companion Henry Charles Remilly Barder (With apologies to Andy Warhol)

My Travelling Companion Charlie Barder

(With apologies to Andy Warhol)

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26.06.17 Great charity. Have fun. Briony and Piers x

24.06.17 What a great adventure. Good luck Jonathan. Best wishes. The Beatties

22.06.17 Good luck Jonathan, what an adventure. I'm sure there must be a book in the making!! Stay safe. The Mathers

20.06.17 Hope you and Charlie have a fabulous adventure!

19.06.17 Bon voyage and good wishes

12.06.17 Wishing you all the very best on your adventure

12.06.17 Drive carefully! Best wishes, Shaun and Nicky

08.06.17 Good luck JT!!!


02.06.17 All the best Jonathan for your well earned gap month. And here's hoping the Doblo does you proud.

28.05.17 For valuations. M


18.05.17 Mind the bumps ! Xxx much love Linda Wrigglesworth

16.05.17 Does the RAC cover extend to Mongolia?

10.05.17 Good Luck and have fun! Emma

05.04.17 Best of luck...

25.03.17 Happy comfortable "Doblo'ing"


22.03.17 Good luck!

20.03.17 The very best of luck

09.03.17 A safe trip to you!

05.03.17 Good Luck Jonathan. We are looking forward to hearing all about it.

01.03.17 What an amazing trip you'll have - good luck, very jealous!

28.02.17 Good luck to the Fiat!

24.02.17 Best of luck!


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