9 March 2016
Creativity and endurance got three students from the School of Geography and Planning all the way through France, Belgium, Germany and back while raising funds to support community projects in Cardiff.
Second year human geography students Alice Moon, Claire Tuttle and Zak Tamlyn decided to take part in the challenge run by Cardiff Volunteering in Cardiff University Students’ Union. They had to get as far away from Cardiff and then back again in 52 hours. The catch? They were not allowed to spend any money on travel.
Dressed as Disney Pixar characters Woody and Jessy from Toy Story and Merida from Brave, they raised funds for their travels shaking charity pots and explaining the challenge along the way.
Alice said: “Everything was on track, however by the Sunday we had run out of money. We needed to be back in Cardiff at 6pm and managed to persuade a kind coach driver to pay for our coach travel. We used vouchers and even had family contribute clubcard points and got back to Cardiff before the 6pm cut off.
“We came in second place losing out to a team who made it to Istanbul and back. There were fourteen teams taking part so we're really pleased with what we achieved. We did win the prize for 'the most countries visited' and can't wait to take part again next year and hopefully win!
“We would like to thank staff at the School of Geography and Planning for their generosity in sponsoring £150 towards our adventure.”
So far Jailbreak 2016 has raised nearly £4000 for local Welsh charities.