An evening of adventure talks in London to help the refugees in The Jungle at Calais.
Have you ever slept outside on a winter's night? Imagine doing it without a sleeping bag, or a hat or a decent coat. And it's getting colder every day as winter approaches us.
Here's how you can make a difference. Do you have any outdoors gear that you don't use? A sleeping bag, a heavy jacket, gloves or base layers that sit unused at the bottom of your wardrobe? Go on, dig them out and... bring them to the London Irish Center Wed 30 Sept, 6.30pm.
In return, the Kindness Of Strangers event will be an evening of adventure. A chance for the outdoors community to come together & hear London's top adventurers tell their stories of when they were helped on their journeys by kind strangers. Mix with fellow kind strangers and our speakers by the bar and watch how a community can band together to make a difference.
We'll drive to Calais on Friday 2nd of Oct to pass the gear on to an NGO that works in the camp.
And if you can't make it but still want to donate, you can choose to donate directly via this Eventbrite Ticket page too.
(All monetary costs of hosting the event will be covered by the hosts, & a big software company who would prefer to remain nameless will be matching everything raised up to 7.5K)
When & Where
Fearghal O'Nuallain & Daniel Martin
Fearghal (@re_ferg) is an adventurous Geography Teacher in South East London, has successfully circumnavigated the Globe by bicycle, walked Rwanda, hitched 1,000km across the Balkan's, tramped through Transylvania and more recently rowed Lake Titicaca in an original reed boat. A features writer for print and digital publications, his work has been published in Outsider, The Sunday Business Post, Sidetracked, The Irish Times, and Geographical Magazine.
He is joined by good friend Daniel Martin (@danielmartinadv) a long distance cycle tourer, cold water swimmer, outdoors lover, Africaphile and a victim of wanderlust. Daniel is crazy enough to be attempting a Global Triathlon – swimming, cycling and running around the world. This will include a grueling 5700km swim, as Dan attempts to become the first man in history to swim the Atlantic. He is no stranger to expeditions having already cycled London to Cape Town and as if that wasn't enough, he then cycled Korea to Cape Town.
With both Fearghal and Daniel's love of adventure, the Kindness of Strangers event is sure to bring inspiration as they're joined during the evening by some of the most respected Adventurists in the industry. All have given of their time for free to support the cause in what promises to be an unforgetable event.