Many thanks to all those who helped make this year´s Coin Race in Amersham a tremendous success.

CoinRace19.2The annual coin collection along Sycamore Road in Amersham involved 50 volunteers of all ages who created a line of donated coins on either side of the road, the boys on one side and the girls on the other side.  The friendly competition did help boost donations with the boys winning this year by a clear margin despite being on the quieter side of the street.

The three trustees from Street Kids Direct, Matt Levett, Joe Soden and Dunc Dyason were joined by Steve Poulson, Benjamin Soden, Mark & Rosalie Balfour and Joseph Soden from Central America who all work as full-time volunteers for the charity with the high-risk children who will benefit from the funds raised.  Volunteers came from local schools, churches, the Council and the local community and some had even travelled a lot further in order to help out. It was an incredible atmosphere and people were naturally generous as the Coin Race and charity are supported well by local people.

CoinRace19.3Thank you again to all those who came to help during the day with special thanks to everyone who stayed the whole day to help count.  We appreciated the support of the Soden family who opened their home later in the afternoon for the official count, overseen by the external auditor Mark Rollings.

The total raised for this year´s Coin Race was £2,091.55.

VIDEOS:

* Getting ready for the Coin Race

* The final result announced

CpALogo19 2The "Camino por Amor" (walking for love) walks began in 2016 when Duncan Dyason walked from Costa Rica to Guatemala in three weeks to raise funds for the charity´s work in Central America with children and young people living on the streets and those living at high-risk of living on the streets.

The following year Duncan and Steve Poulson went head-to-head in a 100km in a day walking challenge and last year the couple challenged each other to walk from Guatemala to Honduras and vice versa in one week.

This year´s challenge is going to be one of the biggest challenges Duncan and his team have faced because one of the team is now unable to walk!  This means a drastic re-think of the original plan was needed and so a new plan has been hatched.

Camino1The walk will now be achieved by splitting up into two teams.  Dunc and Joseph will form one team and Steve and Benjamin the other.  The teams will still cover the same distance, as we had planned to walk around 30-37 miles each per day, roughly 6 hours each.

The starting point will now be the midway point, which is Kendal in Cumbria.  Dunc and Joseph will walk to John O´Groats and back again (approx 874 miles) in just 14 days.  Steve and Benjamin will have to find a way of getting to Land´s End from Kendal and then Steve will have to walk back on his own, while Benjamin either drives a support vehicle or is pushed by Steve in a wheelchair!  For both teams it will be a tough challenge and the race will begin in Kendal and the winning team will be the first one back at the start point.

Dates:  Starting at 6:00am on Saturday 15th June from Kendal, stopping briefly at the John O´Groats and Land´s End official landmarks on Friday 22nd June and then returning to the start point on Saturday 29th June.

The team will update supporters with more exact arrival points at the major landmarks as well as the many towns they will pass through on their journey and GPS trackers will be fitted to the teams so you can track them live on your computer each day.

PLEASE BE GENEROUS AND SUPPORT OUR CAUSE, THANK YOU.

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HOW TO SUPPORT

  1. DONATE (U.S. DONORS)
  2. DONATE (UK and all other donors)
  3. Follow Dunc & Joseph here.  Username: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Password: caminoporamor  You can also also download the app on Google Play or AppStore.
  4. Follow Steve & Ben here. Username: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Password: c19966  You can also also download the app on Google Play or AppStore.
  5. DONATE VIA TEXT.  To donate £5 to our appeal, just text the word KIDS to 70099.  Please read the terms and conditions.
  6. Come and join in the finish in Kendal on Saturday 29th June mid-afternoon.

 

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  • Dunc, Steve, Joseph and Ben set off on Sunday 31st March for their test walk, starting at ther Honduras/Guatemala border and heading North to the jungles of Peten.  The walk will be 600km, with the team attpempting 160km per day (40km each) non-stop 24/7. The boys are accepting challenges along the way, so please do interact with them through our Facebook Page.
  • MAP of the test walk
  • The trial walk was completed by the intrepid four on Thursday 4th April.  A way of walking, resting, preparing and supporting was achieved that would mean the 184km-per-day can be achieved.
  • Global Care have decided to organise their own support for the walk by getting their staff to cycle the distance from Land´s End to John O´Groats over 10 days on static bikes in the office.  THANK YOU
  • On the 14th May we received the last of our correspondence from Guinness World Records who won´t be accepting our challenge.  Their argument is that since someone can run the same distance fast than we will be walking it, we won´t be able to do it in the same time!  Since no one has ever attempted or achieved this challenge we know we will be setting a world record regadless of what Guinness think.  It is not really in the spirit of the Guinness World Records, but we need to focus on why we are doing the walk, not recognition from Guinness.
  • Due to Benjamin being very unwell we have had to re-plan the walk for this June.  All the details are above and new times and routes are available for the England Team and the Scotland Team.
  • T-Shirts are now available in S, M, L, XL and XXL for £15 each from Amersham or can be posted to you on request and payment.  The shirts are specialist cool-wicking shirts and so will cope with any sports exercise.
  • PRESS RELEASE 6th June 2019

 

 

GPS Location2THE WALK WILL TAKE US THROUGH (or close to) THE FOLLOWING TOWNS:

LANDS END, REDRUTH, PENZANCE, HAYLE, BODMIN, LAUNCESTON, OKEHAMPTON, TIVERTON, TAUNTON, BRIDGWATER, AVONMOUTH, CHEPSTOW, MONMOUTH, HEREFORD, LUDFORD, SHREWSBURY, WHITCHURCH, WARRINGTON, WIGAN, PRESTON, LANCASTER, KENDAL, PENRITH, CARLISLE, GRETNA, LOCKERBIE, NEWBRIDGE, KINROSS, PERTH, DALWHINNIE, AVIEMORE, INVERNESS, ALNESS, TAIN, HELMSDALE, LATHERON, WICK, JOHN O´GROATS.

A full list of places each team will be visiting together with rough times can be downloaded below.

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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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Call Lizzie on 07521 593503 and she will take really good care of you. 

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