9th June 2020

ATW Challenge Update: We’re looking shipshape as we sail through the South Pacific

We’re still cruising through the South Pacific this week as we make our way to the land down under.

As part of our Around the World Challenge, we’ve travelled 13,749 miles so far and we’ve come across a few pirates along the way, as you’ll see from our photos, but we are delighted to announce we’re still on course to reach our goal of 30,000 miles by the end of the year to celebrate HiB’s 30th anniversary.

The HiB community has been out in force running, walking and cycling to build up the mileage to keep the charity challenge looking ‘shipshape’ and we’d like to thank everyone for continuing to do this while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Donations have also continued to grow and we have raised more than £6,000 for the Alzheimer’s Research UK and National Autistic Society, who perhaps now more than ever need additional support to continue their life changing work.


Keep an eye out for our next update, as we shout ‘land ahoy’ and travel to our next continent, Australasia.

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:

City Country Miles Progress
HiB, New Southgate (NLBP) UK
HiB, Tamworth (IH) UK 91.00 Completed
Dublin Ireland 291.00 Completed
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada 2885.00 Completed
New York City, New York USA 3478.00 Completed
Washington, Mary Land USA 3677.00 Completed
Orlando, Florida USA 4441.00 Completed
Havana Cuba 4814.00 Completed
Kingston Jamaica 5317.00 Completed
Panama City Panama 5963.00 Completed
Bogota Columbia 6454.00 Completed
Quito Ecuador 6901.00 Completed
Lima Peru 7758.00 Completed
La Paz Bolivia 8379.00 Completed
Cordoba Argentina 9435.00 Completed
Santiago Chile 9858.00 Completed
Auckland New Zealand 15836.00 Completed
Brisbane Australia 17265.00  Our next stop
Port Moresby Papua New Guinea 18570.00
Manila Philippines 21024.00
Hong Kong China 21739.00
Hanoi Vietnam 22236.00
Mandalay Burma 22888.00
Dhaka Bangladesh 23280.00
Kathmandu Nepal 23696.00
New Delhi India 24193.00
Karachi Pakistan 24877.00
Muscat Oman 25436.00
Abu Dhabi UAE 25691.00
Riyadh Saudi Arabia 26176.00
Tel Aviv Israel 27052.00
Damascus Syria 27195.00
Nicosia Cyprus 27391.00
Istanbul Turkey 27860.00
Sofia Bulgaria 28171.00
Belgrade Serbia 28376.00
Zagreb Croatia 28606.00
Budapest Hungary 28792.00
Vienna Austria 28926.00
Prague Czech 29085.00
Frankfurt Germany 29335.00
Luxembourg Luxembourg 29454.00
Paris France 29681.00
Brussels Belgium 29796.00
HiB, New Southgate (NLBP) UK 30000.00