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19/03/15: Kendal engineer prepares for 10,000 mile trek in a clapped-out Nissan Micra

A brave electricity engineer from Kendal is set to travel 10,000 miles half way around the world in an 18-year-old Nissan Micra to raise money for charity. Engineer James Nowell from Electricity North West is set to travel 10,000 miles half way around the world in an 18-year-old Nissan Micra to raise money for charity
James Nowell, a trainee electrical engineer for the region’s power network operator Electricity North West, is busy preparing for the Mongol Rally which will see him travel from London to the Siberian town of Ulaan-Ude with two friends this summer.

The trio are hoping to raise more than £10,000, £1 for every mile, for Multiple Sclerosis and preparations have included buying a car for just £320 and researching the best route, which will include travelling through Europe, Kazakhstan and Russia. Engineer James Nowell from Electricity North West is set to travel 10,000 miles half way around the world in an 18-year-old Nissan Micra to raise money for charity

James Nowell, 21, said: “I have never done anything like this before, none of us have, but we decided to just book it and take the plunge.

“My aunt has Multiple Sclerosis along with another relative of my team mate’s so we are hoping to raise as much money as possible because we want to do our part to try and find a cure.

“I’m really looking forward to driving through the deserts of Kazakhstan and Mongolia because the scenery looks amazing and the culture is meant to be very different. However, I’m not really looking forward to the long drives in Europe and the hours spent at borders, but it’ll be a great adventure.”

Martin Deehan, operations director for Electricity North West, said: “I’m extremely proud of James for taking on this challenge and we’re delighted to be able to donate £250 to this great cause.

“I know for a fact everyone at our Kendal depot will be closely following updates from James when he’s on his once-in-a-lifetime adventure.”

To see updates and photos throughout the four week adventure follow @ElecNW_News and like Electricity North West on Facebook.

To help James reach his fundraising goal you can donate by email [email protected] or visit www.marcoyolo.co.uk.


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