Andrew Mobbs


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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Hi, thanks for visiting our page. We are Team Ronin made up of

Andy Mobbs

Rus Hughes

Dan Golding

We are entering the 2012 Mongol Rally, which is a drive from Goodwood Racetrack in Sussex, England to Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia in aid of the Lotus Childrens Centre in Ulaan Baatar which helps homeless and vulnerable children. Our car will be auctioned off in Mongolia and the proceeds given to the Lotus Childrens Centre.

Recent donors

19.09.12 Sorry it's late!

02.09.12 Fantastic cause - well done!

29.08.12 Well done Russell. Fantastic achievement.

26.08.12 Very well done guys, especially Rus with his injured foot!

24.08.12 Well done Russell! What a wonderful adventure. Have a safe journey home.

24.08.12 Well done! Better warn all the motorists to stay off the road when you return to Brighton!

11.08.12 Well done on your journey so far, keep up the good work and enjoy!

09.08.12 Well done to everyone taking part, keep up the good work and stay safe

30.07.12 Very Brave

29.07.12 Good luck, it'a very good cause.

18.07.12 I thought you guys would be involved in some kind of ridiculous sit-com style disaster before you even left the country. congratulations

17.07.12 Hi Andrew heard from your Mum about what you are doing and just wanted to show our support. Good luck to you all. Carol and Nigel

14.07.12 Have a great time Andy et al and thanks Rus for the course advice!


11.07.12 Mirror, signal , manoeuvre

10.07.12 good luck!

09.07.12 Leaving drinks donation box

09.07.12 Nice challenge!

09.07.12 Have fun!

07.07.12 Best of luck, I think that you will need it! Have a good trip. The Old.

05.07.12 1p for every mile ;-) (although I suspect that's straight line distance!). Good luck, make some awesome vids :)


02.07.12 Good luck guys!!

02.07.12 Good luck Andy - and the team. See you on your return. x

02.07.12 Nutter. Thanks for all the hard work. Just keep shouting "Allah U Akbar" when it all goes ****-up.


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