What's this all about then?
The Hot Steppers are taking on this year's Great Crowdfunder Walking Challenge. We're walking to raise money for Refugee Council, a brilliant charity providing urgent support for refugees when they arrive in the UK. If you'd like to sponsor us (and give us that extra motivation to get the legs moving!), please donate to our fundraiser today.
The Great Crowdfunder Walking Challenge
With the worsening situation in Afghanistan highlighting the extreme difficulties many face, we decided to focus on supporting refugees for this year's challenge. According to Google Maps, if we were to walk from Kabul to London it would be a 4,182 mile journey. Our aim is to complete this journey in equivalent steps over the course of the challenge. As there are six teams taking part this year, our team will be walking at least 697 miles of this, which is one sixth of the journey.
This is no mean feat, but the team are ready to take on this challenge to raise much-needed funds for Refugee Council.
Refugee Council are providing urgent support for refugees who’ve lost everything, as they reach the UK. They provide crisis advice and practical support, helping them to integrate into their new communities and offering mental health counselling to help them come to terms with the trauma so many of them have experienced. They are the only organisation providing a national service in support of refugee children and young people who arrive in the UK alone.
Last year alone they helped 10,780 asylum seekers and are aiming to help many more, your donations will help make this possible. In the UK we are incredibly lucky to not have to endure the hardship and misfortune that the people of Afghanistan have seen in their life times. Now it is important that we help take action.
All donations will be gratefully received and sent straight to the charity and the end of the project.
Meet The Hot Steppers
Our team The Hot Steppers is made up of five members of Crowdfunder staff from the Newquay and Bridport offices. Our walking terrain is varied, sometimes treacherous, and mostly hilly. There'll be cliffs, woodland, valleys and beaches. There'll be sun, wind and buckets of that sideways rain we all know so well down in the South West.
Thank you for reading, don't forget to donate and stay tuned for updates.
The Hot Steppers
Bertie, Charlie, Keith, Lucy and Sami