Luke Doherty


The Lotus Children's Centre Charitable Trust
The Lotus Children's Centre Charitable Trust is dedicated to providing care, accommodation support and education to orphaned, abused, and abandoned children in Mongolia. The Lotus Children's Centre was set up in 1993 by Australian Didi Kalika, who started simply by giving food and basic medical care to children living on the streeets of Ulaanbaatar. She soon realised that more was needed, and with the help of friends built a small home for the children in the ger district of Yarmag, on the outskirts of the capital. Harsh economic conditions in Mongolia resulted in more babies and children being abandoned, and the project grew. In 1997 Didi founded a kindergarten, and this was then followed by The Lotus Primary School. Since then Lotus has cared for and educated up to 150 children at any one time, in small family units each looked after by a housemother. As the children have grown up there has been an increasing emphasis on vocational training programmes to prepare them for adulthood. Lotus also runs a Guesthouse in Ulaanbaatar staffed almost exclusively by ex-Lotus children, which not only provides employment as the older children leave school, but also generates profits which contribute towards the running costs of the Centre. In 2009 Didi Kalika was awarded the Order of Australia for her services to the street children of Mongolia.

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Luke Doherty

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I am raising funds to support the Lotus Children's centre in Mongolia.

Lotus Children’s Centre is an official Mongolian non-governmental organisation (NGO) that currently acts as a home for around 100 vulnerable and abused Mongolian children and also takes part in community out-reach projects. Lotus Children’s Centre is an orphanage home but more importantly is a centre for development for abandoned and vulnerable children.

My personal challenge is to ride by motorcycle from Singapore to Ireland solo. I'll be spending time with Lotus Children's Centre in Mongolia as part of my journey. 

I will be departing Singapore on the 22nd March 2014, and plan to arrive in Ireland by the end of August.  During the month of June, I will be spending time at Lotus Children's Centre, volunteering my time to assist Lotus with building maintenance, and to assist the children with computers.

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be directly passed to Lotus Children's Centre.  I really appreciate all your support and thank you for your donations.  Every donation makes a real difference to Lotus Children's Centre.

You can read more about the great work of Lotus Children's Centre in Mongolia at :

You can also follow my journey at :

Recent donors

12.11.14 Well done Luke

11.11.14 Well done Luke. Ok we were late, but how can we not sponsor you after what you have achieved. Still in awe. Epic.

03.11.14 Well done Luke. A long ride! Ron and Betty Robinson, Grant's parents

07.09.14 Almost there mate! Take care and safe journey.

27.05.14 Hi Luke, you're getting closer to Mongolia now, good luck with the rest of the journey. We waved to Mongolia as we drove into Xinjiang province the other day! Catherine and Simon

19.05.14 All the best, Luke. Ride safe.

17.05.14 Dear Luke, apologies for writing and making the donation earlier. Thank you for undertaking such a long journey to raise fund for a great cause. I have enjoyed reading your daily journal. Hope there is no more flat tires. Take care and keep going.

21.04.14 Hi Luke, This is an incredible thing that you are doing! Hope you have a fabulous journey, get to see many fantastic places and meet lots of wonderful people. Best wishes. Take care & safe riding!! :)

10.04.14 A very good cause and a very big challenge! All the best Luke :)

07.04.14 Luke - wow! All the very best of luck - what an amazing act of altruism. Send us a mail when you passing by London and/or Birmingham later in the year! Best wishes Richard

07.04.14 Kick ass Luke. Big undertaking. Very proud of you!!!

04.04.14 A great action by a gentle soul. May the winds be kind to you.

04.04.14 Amazing undertaking Luke. Well done.

29.03.14 All the best to you and the children at Lotus.

24.03.14 Good luck Luke - so many wrongs to make right in this world and I admire anyone who tries to make a difference. It's a great cause and I am really happy to be able to support you! Be safe and enjoy the experience

23.03.14 Good Luck my friend. Take care of yourself, I wish I could ride with you. Great Cause, you're a legend

22.03.14 go well Luke.. fantastic effort.. we're sure you'll have a blast.. Paul and Leah

20.03.14 Good luck Luke!

20.03.14 Good luck and have fun Mr Doherty!

20.03.14 Bro! Keep your eyes on the road and your **** on the seat....Good luck and safe riding!

19.03.14 All the best! Looking forward to hearing about the adventure

18.03.14 Enjoy the ride Luke...

17.03.14 Safe riding, Luke. You are inspirational!

17.03.14 Luke, Good lukc with the trip. Hope the wether, roads and broder security are kind! It's fantastic that you are doing this - many talk about it but few ever follow through.

17.03.14 Hey Luke - All the best on your trip! What a great cause. Well done. Cheers, Susy


Running total

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Marie D Adare
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