Skip to main content

JAILBREAK - We hitchhiked 2000 miles in 36 hours

Fundraisers Banner image
Fundraisers Profile image

Fenella, Alex & Cressida

We will be hitchhiking as far away from Bristol as possible in 36 hours, with no money!

Raising money for
VHL UK/Ireland

VHL UK/Ireland Charity Logo

View charity profile

Total raised



Donations accepted until 12-04-2017

Donations closed

View donation summary


For this challenge we will be raising money for von Hippel-Lindau - a syndrome that affects one of our team member's brother and father. It is a genetic form of cancer which causes tumours predominantly of the kidney, retina, spinal cord and brain, and if left untreated will become cancerous.
VHL is a rare disease, affecting only 1 in 36,000 people, so fundraising is very scarce. The money we raise will go towards research for VHL, however, advances in this field are also beneficial in the greater scale of battling cancer. 

Event details

Charity hitchhike

Bristol to where in 36 hours?
As three competitive, star reaching and (self-proclaimed) savvy first year students, we are planning (without any planning) on getting as far away from university life as possible in honour of a very worthy cause, close to our hearts. Please help and donate!

UPDATE: Due to kind kind donations, and the generosity of Monarch airlines, we had a huge amount of success! Following a number of hitches and a flight, at 7PM on Sunday, we were sat on Las Palmas beach in the Canary Islands just over 2000 miles away from Bristol! 

Event date

11-March-2017 07:00  - 
12-March-2017 19:00

Event type

Hitchhiking challenge

Event is completed


Great job Kung Foo Dungaroo - superb travelling and fund raising!
Donation by Dad
on 09-04-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 06-04-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Darling Cressie, better late than never. I see you did well, Love Anna x
Donation by Anna Curtis
on 03-04-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Great work Funky! xxx
Donation by Cousin Alf
on 03-04-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Go for it Fenella - have no doubt you will! Jane, David, Jess and Dan xxxx
Donation by Anonymous
on 18-03-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Three cheers for you three. Well done!
Donation by Tom & Anne
on 16-03-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Well done!
Donation by David and Jane
on 15-03-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Here is the top-up I promised.
Donation by Grandpa
on 15-03-2017
£37.50 gift aid
Sounds like you had a great time and were incredibly persuasive!
Donation by Helen Taylor & Richard Grimmett
on 14-03-2017
£10.00 gift aid
Hope you returned safely from your odyssey! The Howes x
Donation by Lynda Howe
on 14-03-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,830.00
Offline Donations: £100.00
Total Raised: £1,930.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,345.50

Donations closed

MyDonate is not responsible for the content fundraisers post on their pages, but if you see something you feel is offensive or inappropriate, please let us know