A long-time friend of mine called Tony Prichard has run the Expedition Society for some 20+ years (recently renamed Overland Travel Society UK), and a website to promote it simply entitled Overland Travel.
Over the years he has run several charitable trips including Belarus 1997, Romania 1999, Russia 2004 during which under the banner AiDVENTURES he and the crews involved have delivered badly needed supplies to orphanages and suchlike, and have even renovated them! I myself was part of a team that revamped a dreadfully run down shower block in an orphanage near St. Petersburg, Russia, so know first hand what a great job they do!
His next big project is called ‘Snow Leopard & Tiger Scientific Expedition’, Russia and Kazakhstan 2018, so is currently seeking crews to join him. In his own words …
“I may be considering this expedition for next year, as I’ve been asked about running it again and as some of you know, because of my illness, I was unable to take part myself.
However, I believe that some grants could be available for Scientific Expeditions and I currently see what’s available and putting proposals together. I’m looking at taking up to six vehicles and tying in with an environmental/wildlife charity, so if anyone is interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I’m looking for off road drivers with 4x4s, and crews containing medical people, Russian speakers, photographers/film makers, etc.etc…
In my own vehicle, I require a co-driver (off-road experience not required, as I’m a qualified off road instructor) and two other passengers … Russian speaker/Photographer/Medical Practitioner would be useful!”
See the Snow Leopard & Tiger Expedition section of his website for further details…
A LITTLE ABOUT TONY PRITCHARD:-
He conceived and edited ’4×4 & Off Road Mart’ magazine (which incidentally I was the sole regular contributor for almost five years), produced by Aceville in Colchester, before launching the glossy monthly publication 4×4 Enthusiast magazine which was sold to Traplet Publishing, who in turn sold it on to Waterways World (publishers of Total Off Road) who killed it off totally.
Tony then went on to edit World Off Road online magazine, before launching Overland Travel, which was developed from his Expedition Society website.