THE "CAMINO POR AMOR" WALK IS BACK AND THE CHALLENGE IS EVEN GREATER THIS YEAR!

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The Challenge:  To walk 585km (364 miles) over 7 days through difficult terrain, climbing up mountains with an altitude of 14,300m, trying to avoid gang areas and dealing with extreme temperatures and dangerous roads.  On average Duncan Dyason and Steve Poulson will have to walk 85km per day.

The Route: Dunc will start in the centre of Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras and walk to the Street Kids Direct Mentoring Centre in Guatemala City.  Steve will start in Guatemala City and walk to Tegucigalpa.  Both will have a support team and will meet half way in Honduras.  They are hoping to have live video links and GPS locators throughout their journey.

The Dates: Sunday 8th July - Sunday 14th July 2018

SponsorTodayWhy do this?  Dunc and Steve want to raise £10,000 ($14,000) for the projects they work with in Guatemala and Honduras.  They both live in Central America as volunteers for Street Kids Direct and work daily with children and young people who either live on the streets or are at high-risk of living on the streets.

Walk the WalkGet Involved: Would you like to WALK THE WALK with Dunc and Steve?  You can join them on any day of their walk and organise your own sponsored walk wherever you are in the world. All you have to do is choose the day, plan a walk, setup your own fundraising page, tell your friends, family, school or work and encourage them to sponsor you and then send us a message on Facebook or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know what your plans are so we can publicise that on our Facebook page.

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Header Square400The popular Street Kids Direct Family Quiz Night returns this year with the theme of HISTORY.

The Quiz Night is for anyone of any age and teams consist of 8 people who will battle it out through the night to become the evening´s winning team.  The friendly and (mostly) child-easy questions means you won´t feel left out if history is not your area of strength!  Our quiz nights are not serious quizzes and so please come to enjoy a good night out with friends and ready to meet new friends.

The evening is sponsored by Street Kids Direct and the three trustees of the charity, Matt Levett, Joanna Soden and Duncan Dyason will be hosting the evening and bringing you news from the projects the charity supports in Central America.

TEAMS: If you would like to book a table for 8 people then you will be able to choose those who sit with you.  I am sure we can be flexible if you wanted to bring one or two extras to your team or can make a larger team with two tables if needed.  If you come on your own or with a friend we will be happy to place you with a team that will be kind to you and make you feel welcome.

FOOD: Joanna Soden and her dedicated team of cooks will prepare a delicious and healthy home-cooked meal for us.  If you have any dietary requirements (and being Jedi does not count as one of them), please do let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs in the menu.

RAFFLE: We will be looking for some great raffle prizes for you but if you have anything you would like to bring along and donate to the raffle table that would be great.  It is a charity event after all!

BAR: A licensed bar will be available on the evening and any profits will go towards our final total of funds raised.

COSTUMES: We all love dressing up and so let´s go all out this year and think of a costume that illustrates a character from history.  Your team will gain extra points if they are dressed as characters from history.  If you would rather wear your ordinary clothes then we won´t be offended.  The main thing is you come and enjoy the evening and feel comfortable throughout the evening.

DONATIONS: Being a charity event we will be accepting donations on the evening as the ticket price will cover the rent of the hall, materials and food.  PLEASE be as generous as you can and help us help more vulnerable children in Central America.

We look forward to seeing you on the evening and any help in setting up or clearing away would be appreciated.

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walk1This summer Duncan Dyason and Steve Poulson achieved their goal of walking 100km in one day in Central America!

The Camino por Amor walk started in 2016 when Duncan walked the 1,400km from Costa Rica to Guatemala to raise funds for the projects Street Kids Direct supports in Guatemala and Honduras with street-living and high-risk children and youth.

On Saturday 12th August 2017 Duncan walked 100km in Guatemala and Steve 100km in Honduras.  The challenge was tough as neither Steve nor Dunc had walked this far before and in training walks both could only attempt 60km.

On the day the weather was good to both who were joined by 50-60 walkers throughout the day.

walk2Steve and his team in Honduras managed the walk 16 minutes faster than Dunc and his team in Guatemala but Steve agreed that if he had to face the grueling walk up the mountains of Guatemala then Duncan would have finished at least an hour earlier.  Both took 18 hours to walk the 100km with breaks every 10km for stretching and refreshments.

Thanks to all those who sponsored the event and helped raise just over £6,500 for the charity with Gift Aid (UK tax) included.  Thanks also for the many messages on the giving page and on Facebook before, during and after the event as they were of great encouragement to Dunc and Steve.

Stay tuned for more information on Radio Christmas about next year´s challenge!


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