14203189 10157480549170268 48505870367195108 nAlex Rollings and Edward Hinton are cycling 1000 miles from Land´s End to John O´Groats over 12 days in September to raise funds for Street Kids Direct.

The couple started their mammoth cycle ride on 6th September and should finish on the 19th September with the aim to raise £1,000 to help vulnerable children in Central America.

Please do sponsor them and keep a track of their progress via their Facebook page.

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caminofinalDuncan Dyason, Director and Founder of Street Kids Direct, is back safe and well in Guatemala after walking 30 marathons in 30 days!  

The gruelling 750 mile (1,200Km) walk from Costa Rica to Guatemala took 5 weeks to complete and Jeony Ordoñez, Founder of the AFE School in Hojduras, accompanied Duncan each day.

The pair went through many challenging situations with Jeony suffering greatly from blisters, Duncan from Dengue Fever and heatstroke and both had to walk through areas that were run by gangs.  On one occasion one of the support drivers was held up at gunpoint despite driving behind a policecar!  The intense heat of the Central American countries made Duncan and Jeony having to start their walk each day around 3am.

On arrival in Guatemala City Duncan and Jeony were joined by hundreds of walkers and well-wishers and then were officially welcomed to the city by the Mayor who sent 6 police motorcycle outriders and a police car to ensure their safe arrival at the Mi Arca Centre.

The sponsored walk raised many thousands of pounds for the projects that Street Kids Direct supports and enthused hundreds of people to organise their own walks around the world.

Both Duncan and Jeony are considering writing books about their experiences over the five weeks.  

Duncan and Jeony recorded VideoBlogs everyday and these can be viewed under the BLOGS section of our website.

Our annual COIN RACE this year is on SATURDAY 3rd JUNE 2017 in Sycamore Road, Amersham, Bucks, UK.

If you are interested in holding a Coin Race in your area then please do This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information but the basic principle is simple, requires minimum preparation, causes an instant presence in the High Street and raises about £1000 in 8 hours depending on the busyness of the street.

CoinRace1We use a busy street in Amersham that has lots of shops and therefore lots of people passing by and have the boys team on one side and the girls on the other side to provoke some friendly competition.

At the beginning of the line of coins on each side we place a board that displays the running total for that side of the street.  A chalk line is then drawn on the pavement from that point to a point suitably far enough away to generate interest by the public.  Obvioulsy the line then needs to be staffed by volunteers with collecting buckets.

Coins are then taken from the buckets by a team of volunteers who place the coins on the line while someone then follows this and counts the money on the line and updates the total when significant totals are raised.

A variety of other activities can then be organised alongside the line of coins such as Face Painting, Busking, Mime, Clowning, Statues or anything that would attact attention and donations to the cause.

You will need to ask you local Council for permission and a possible license to collect in public before organising your event.



CoinRace2If you would like to get involved in this year's Coin Race on Saturday 3rd June 2017 then please contact Duncan Dyason on 01494 858470 or via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and consider how you might like to help and for how long you could help for.  Our day runs from 9am - 5pm and most volunteers offer to either help in the morning or the afternoon or for a set time period.  We really would love to see you and you will receive a great welcome from the team as well as help us raise money to help children who spend all their time on the streets.

Could you help with any of the following:

* Collectors

* Line Volunteers (placing coins on the line)

* Money Counters

* Buskers

* Artists

* Face Painters

* Clowns and other Street Performers

* Catering (supplying volunteers with snacks and drinks)

* Clean-up Team


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