THEY’RE on their way!
The Chick family – you may have heard them on BBC Radio Humberside or seen them on Look North – are travelling ‘Round the UK on a Tenner a Day’ – not only for the great experience, but to raise money for CatZero. And they are doing it all in their 1968 Morris Traveller.
Yes, Britain’s real life Wild Thornberrys, have departed from Hull Marina, to travel the coast of the country in ‘Mo’ their campervan, living every day on only £10. And, in doing so, they aim to raise thousands of pounds for CatZero on this, our tenth anniversary year. Mum is Jem, dad is Dave and then there’s Gracie, 15; 13-year-old Evan and Irys,11.
“This adventure will certainly be a challenge,” says mum Jem Chick: “being squashed into a tiny space, for possibly up to eight months, wearing the same clothes, eating a lot less than we’re used to and never quite knowing what’s round the next bend. But we’re up for it,” they all agree.
The kids added: “We’ve got loads of crazy ideas and tricks up our sleeve that will make this challenge so exciting. We want people to follow our journey, witness the ups and downs of life on the road, laugh at the antics we get up to and gasp at the scrapes we narrowly miss.”
On their journey, they hope to be able to meet and connect with as many people as possible every day, trade skills, enthusiasm and their trademark willingness to get stuck in for food, water and a place to park Mo for the night.
They’re also keen to meet up with people making a difference in their local communities and to help those people to share their positive stories with others.
And, as they embark on their journey the Chick family will be saving six-months’ worth of their usual daily living costs and donating it to help with our programme delivery.
“We have set ourselves the target of raising £49,000 which will put fourteen young people through one of CatZero’s 12-week programmes,” said Jem.
It was Gracie’s concern for her generation and love of sailing that led to both the adventure and the fund-raising for us.
“I am taking on this challenge, as a young person, on behalf of my generation. To let them know that I care, my family cares and to encourage others to look around them and see where they can make a difference in their own communities,” explained Gracie.
She added: “CatZero transforms young lives. The programmes they run take young people and turn their lives around, creating a brighter, more positive future for a generation growing up in a society fraught with challenges and obstacles to overcome. The CatZero team believes that these kids should have a chance in life and that’s what they give them.”
Last year the Chick kids discovered the world of sail training and fell in love with boats and the ocean. They say that the skills and confidence that it’s given them to take back into everyday life is invaluable – and they believe it is the same for participants on CatZero programmes.
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