York send off for the convoy
photo shows the civic send off by the Lord Mayor of York on Friday 3rd December and also one of him inspecting the inside of the ambulance.
From York to Gaza
Next month, in the depths of winter, four local people will set out to drive an ambulance thousands of miles overland to Gaza. STEPHEN LEWIS asked them why.
IT GETS cold in the Taurus Mountains of Turkey in December: bitterly, bone-searchingly cold.
“Temperatures can get to well below freezing,” admits Heather Stroud matter-of-factly.
If you were thinking of driving through those mountains in winter on a journey of thousands of miles from the UK to Gaza, an old, decommissioned NHS ambulance is probably the last vehicle you'd choose.
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