Jailbreak raises over £16,000 for charity

GoEuro helps Leeds students raise over £16,000 for charity in Jailbreak hitchhike.

GoEuro.co.uk supports Leeds University students with their Leeds RAG Jailbreak fundraiser by donating an additional £500 to charity.

The students had 36 hours to travel as far as possible, relying on little more than a smile, a thumb and the generosity of strangers. On 31 March, Leeds University students embarked on their annual Jailbreak mission, raising over £16,000 for a whole host of different charities.

Jailbreak is a student-run competition that challenges participants to travel as far across the world. All without spending a single penny on transport! This year the winning team even managed to make it across the pond to Orlando, Florida, raising a fantastic £673 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in doing so!

Winners of GoEuro’s online competition, Lucy Storrow and Katie Reynolds received an extra £500 donation from the travel search website to bolster their total to £1,270 for The Christie - one of Europe’s leading cancer centres.

Both girls have been personally touched by its effects and want to help support the charity in whatever way possible. The money will go towards cancer research, new facilities, high-tech equipment and extra patient services.

Lucy and Katie had an eventful journey, involving a narrowly missed flight opportunity to Portugal which left them stranded just five minutes from their homes for hours. In the end, they made it to Liverpool, where a generous stranger paid for two flights to Malaga!                 

Naren Shaam, founder of GoEuro, commented:

We are delighted to donate money to help Lucy and Katie support The Christie Charity. Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Jailbreak, it’s a great competition that raises a substantial amount of money for worthy causes.”

Lucy Storrow, a Jailbreak participant said:

We are very proud to have raised £1,270 for The Christie Charity and want to thank GoEuro for their generous donation. This was a great event and a fantastic experience which we won’t forget.”