UCLan students ‘escaping’ from Preston for charity challenge

Posted on - 3rd March, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, UCLan
Megan Thomas (left) and Emma Robinson (right) will be escaping Preston to raise money for charity

Megan Thomas (left) and Emma Robinson (right) will be ‘escaping’ Preston to raise money for charity

Two students from University of Central Lancashire are taking part in a hitch-hiking charity mission.


Megan Thomas and Emma Robinson have thirty hours to get as far away as possible from Preston – without spending any of their own money.

‘Break Out’ is a fundraising event in which students aim get as far away from their starting point relying on the generosity and help of others.

The students will be taking part in the escape challenge in a bid to raise money for Barnado’s.

Megan, who is studying Forensic Science and Anthropologyat at UCLan, has high hopes for the first-time charity mission being run for the university.

She said: “Previous winners from other universities have travelled as far as Singapore or even Australia, and whilst we would love to get as far as they did we’re aiming to travel somewhere in Europe, as it’s the first time either of us have done something like this.

“The idea of raising money for charity at the same time as doing something so different definitely appealed to us as we both have a love for travel and a sense of adventure.”

Whilst neither can reveal too much about their planned route, in case rival teams are reading, they can reveal their first destination.

“The rules of the event state that we can’t book any travel in advance, but we’ve had a look around at what flights are on on the day and how much money we would need to raise to take them.

“The plan is to travel to a large city, such as Manchester or London, as we think we will be able to raise more money there.’’

Megan and Emma will begin the challenge Friday March 11.

You can donate on the Go Fund Me page here and follow the pair during their mission on the Twitter account here.

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