Wednesday, October 14, 2020

BC Native Riding Solo Across Mongolia in Gobi Gallop - Full Article

Julie Veloo hopes to raise $50,000 for Children of the Peak during her 700-km trek on her charity’s annual fundraiser.

By: Kim Izzo | October 14, 2020

“The Gobi Gallop is the longest annual charity horseback ride on the planet,” explains Julie Veloo, who splits her time between B.C.’s Okanagan Valley and Mongolia.

Veloo is the founder and vice-president of the Veloo Foundation, a registered charity. Its main initiative is Children of the Peak, which consists of 12 programs which include, “sustainable educational, vocational and infrastructure development along with relief efforts to address immediate, serious need in the Songin Khairhan and surrounding districts where many of the community members survive simply on what they can scavenge from the garbage dump to eat, burn or sell...”

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