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Time Travelling The World for Child Refugees

In June 2020 Ola & Seamus are officially resigning as adults and time travelling back to childhood, taking on 2,000 km of adventure challenges around the world.

On this time travelling quest they will pedal, canoe, skip and tuk-tuk across 4 continents, raising awareness of the crisis affecting refugee children who have been forcibly displaced due to war and persecution.

"IF YOU WANT REAL PEACE IN THE WORLD, START WITH CHILDREN."

- GANDHI -

By travelling the world and taking on challenges as children, they're spreading a simple message - that childhood matters. It's a time where you should feel safe, play, learn and discover. 

 

If we think back to when we were young, we may remember bedtime stories, birthday parties, paddling in the sea or learning to ride a bike. Sadly, not all children have the opportunity to experience a safe childhood surrounded by loved ones.

Children make up more than half of the world's refugees, and unaccompanied children are among the 19,000 who have died crossing the Mediterranean, considered the most dangerous migration route in the world. Those that make it to camp endure conditions so horrific, they risk developing severe psychological trauma. Cases of self-harm and suicide have been reported in children as young as two.

With nearly 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, UN statistics show that we are witnessing the highest levels of human displacement ever recorded. 

BEHIND EVERY HEADLINE & STATISTIC IS A HUMAN STORY.

A HUMAN BEING.

A CHILD. 

THE CHARITY

We're raising money for the grassroots charity Help Refugees. They deliver fast, humanitarian aid and vital services to those affected by the global refugee crisis, funding projects in refugee camps throughout Europe and The Middle East.

They find the local organisations doing the most effective work and give them what they need to help people – whether that’s funding, material aid (food, clothing, shelter) or volunteers.  Projects such as Refugee Trauma, who provide mental health care and support for children suffering acute trauma, and Refugee Rescue UK who work tirelessly at sea and on land to ensure the safety of people making the dangerous migration crossings.

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When we looked beyond the headlines and the statistics, we saw people just like us. Parents, children, young and old, teachers, students, artists, doctors, dreamers. Behind every headline is a human story. A human being. A child.

 

WE BELIEVE THAT REAL LOVE, COMPASSION AND SOLIDARITY DON'T STOP AT BORDERS.

 

We’re CHOOSING LOVE, embracing our inner child and giving our bodies a bit of a grilling in the process!

 

Our 8-month adventure is entirely self-funded, so all money raised goes directly to the charity.

 

All donations are received in real-time via the charities own fundraising page, enabling them to spend the funds to ensure children and families have what they need, at the time that they need it.

 

If you’d like to donate to the charity, just click through to our fundraising page, and together we can help ensure a better future for our children.

Thank you!

Ola & Seamus

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THE CHALLENGES

We will begin our journey in the UK, before moving onto Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. Challenges include a bumpy 5-day 400 km bike ride from Mount Kilimanjaro to the Serengeti, a solo 100 km village-to-village 'SUPERHERO' hike through the Himalayas and a 900 km Rickshaw run in the Southern Indian State of Tamil Nadu.

 

The expedition will end with a fun scooter race, mass bike ride and community ice cream race!

To keep the momentum going in between bigger challenges, we’ll be adopting a ‘Mario Land’ style gaming approach, in which the completion of mini challenges is rewarded with STARS (aka Kaboodles). Mini challenges include playing games with local kids, building sandcastles, counting stars and eating local treats. 

For every 1,000 Kaboodle Stars earned, we will choose one other charity or conservation project to support in the future.

 

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

 

The more people involved, the more fun the adventure! In the chart below you’ll see a list of dates and locations of where we will be, and the challenges we’ll be undertaking.

Follow us on our quest and become an honorary Time Traveller! If you’re interested in joining us, you can send us an  email or contact us on Facebook. 

TRAINING ZONE

February - May 2020

 

London

Brighton & Sussex

Surrey

The Lakes

200 Km

London to Brighton on a silly bike 
Dragon Boat Racing
Boating jollies on The Thames
Stand Oops Paddle Boarding
BIG SPLASH
Yes Rides!

AFRICA

June 2020

Arusha

Dar Es Salam

Zanzibar

Mafia Island

Usambara Mountains

Mount Kilimanjaro

Ngorongoro Crater

Moshi

370 Km

Pedal Power-Up

Mount Kilimanjaro to Ngorongoro Crater SUPER Bike Ride

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Kaboodle Challenges

AFRICA

July 2020

Mombasa

Kilifi

Arabuko Sokoke Forest

Nairobi

Naivasha

35 Km

Pleasure Pedal

King of Pride Rock - The Lion King

+

Kaboodle Challenges

AFRICA

August 2020

Kampala

Lake Mburo

Bwindi, Lake Mutanda

Rwenzori

Murchison Falls

Kidepo Valley

Karamoja

Jinja

15 Km

Paddle-Up

Gorillas in the Lake

+

Kaboodle Challenges

INDIA

September - November 2020

Ladakh

Himachal Pradesh

Punjab

Delhi

Rajasthan

Varanasi

Tamil Nadu

Kerala

1,000 Km

Mountain Madness - Superhero Village to Village hikeathon

 

Rickshaw Rolling

+

Kaboodle Challenges

AUSTRALIA & NZ

November - December 2020

Melbourne

Sydney

Wellington

Palmerston North

Hawkes Bay

350 Km

Luna Madness

Sydney Scoot

Superhero Pedal Power to the BAY!

Palmy Ice Cream Park Run

+

Kaboodle Challenges

UBUD

January 2021

30 Km

Eat, Pray, Love Pleasure Pedal

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Kaboodle Challenges

KABOODLE STARS

Mini challenges and games that earn Kaboodle Stars!

For every 1,000 STARS earned, we will choose one other charity or conservation project to support in the future.

Treasure hunt

100

Draw a cool picture

80

Find constellations & Clouds

40

Find and eat a local sweet treat 

20

​Play a game with local kids​

500

Mini travels: boats, skateboards

400

Dance

300

Build a sandcastle or a fort

200

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