A LIFE-saving leukaemia charity wants people from the North-East to help them raise cash by riding horses in Mongolia.

The Anthony Nolan Trust will be taking up to 30 volunteers to trek through the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park in July next year.

It will involve riding for up to six hours a day in land where there are few signs of human habitation.

Organiser David Craig said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for horse riding enthusiasts to trek through some of Mongolia's quiet and peaceful landscapes of unspoiled beauty at one's leisure.

"Time is built into the schedule to explore the temples and museums of Ulaan Baatar."

The trip takes 11 days with guides, cooks, camping equipment, meals and other necessities provided.

The charity wants people to register to give them time to raise the £2,600 sponsorship needed.

Call (01555) 660 388 or visit www.challengeofalifetime. com for further information.