13th July 2020

ATW Challenge Update: G’day from Australia

After a while at sea, we’ve arrived in a land down under!

Brisbane, Australia is the next stop we’ve reached on our Around the World Challenge, marking a huge milestone for the HiB fundraising team.

The capital of New South Wales, Brisbane is renowned for its sunny weather and some great Aussie beaches, keep an eye out for a kangaroo or two!

This landmark destination also sees us cross over the half way mark on our 30,000 mile journey, having travelled an astonishing 17,265 miles, all the way from our home in the UK.

It may be winter in Australia, but thanks to the summery weather here in the UK, the HiB community has been out getting active and building the mileage in aid of the cause.

A huge thank you to everyone who has donated to HiB’s Around the World Challenge so far, donations are growing towards our fundraising target for the Alzheimer’s Research UK and National Autistic Society.

The next stop we will be hopping along to will be Papua New Guinea, where we will update you again on our progress.

Don’t forget, you can still do your bit to support our charity challenge at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/HiBAroundTheWorldChallenge2020

Here’s where we are on our journey:

CityCountryMilesProgress
HiB, New Southgate (NLBP)UK
HiB, Tamworth (IH)UK91.00Completed
DublinIreland291.00Completed
Halifax, Nova ScotiaCanada2885.00Completed
New York City, New YorkUSA3478.00Completed
Washington, Mary LandUSA3677.00Completed
Orlando, FloridaUSA4441.00Completed
HavanaCuba4814.00Completed
KingstonJamaica5317.00Completed
Panama CityPanama5963.00Completed
BogotaColumbia6454.00Completed
QuitoEcuador6901.00Completed
LimaPeru7758.00Completed
La PazBolivia8379.00Completed
CordobaArgentina9435.00Completed
SantiagoChile9858.00Completed
AucklandNew Zealand15836.00Completed
BrisbaneAustralia17265.00 Completed
Port MoresbyPapua New Guinea18570.00Our next stop
ManilaPhilippines21024.00
Hong KongChina21739.00
HanoiVietnam22236.00
MandalayBurma22888.00
DhakaBangladesh23280.00
KathmanduNepal23696.00
New DelhiIndia24193.00
KarachiPakistan24877.00
MuscatOman25436.00
Abu DhabiUAE25691.00
RiyadhSaudi Arabia26176.00
Tel AvivIsrael27052.00
DamascusSyria27195.00
NicosiaCyprus27391.00
IstanbulTurkey27860.00
SofiaBulgaria28171.00
BelgradeSerbia28376.00
ZagrebCroatia28606.00
BudapestHungary28792.00
ViennaAustria28926.00
PragueCzech29085.00
FrankfurtGermany29335.00
LuxembourgLuxembourg29454.00
ParisFrance29681.00
BrusselsBelgium29796.00
HiB, New Southgate (NLBP)UK30000.00