The adventure begins
Some say she’s mad, others applaud her gritty determination, but here at Bonk we’re rooting 100 per cent
for student Hollie Chambers as she heads off on a charity hitchhike to Morocco.
Hollie (18), who completed some work experience at the Bonk & Co Edinburgh
showroom in April, has joined forces with team mates Ed Hiscocks and Harry Wyatt to complete the challenge in support of Link Community Development.
Decked out in her distinctive Bonk & Co t-shirt, the Newcastle University student said: “I can’t wait to get started on the Hitch as, not only will it be an experience to remember, it also aims to raise funds for a great cause. Let’s just hope there are loads of generous drivers willing to give us a lift along the way!”
The Hitch is Link Community Development’s largest fundraising event and the biggest organised hitch-hike in the UK. Since it began in 1992, almost 7,000 Hitchers have safely and successfully completed the challenge, raising more than £3 million for charity.
Link Community Development works at all levels of the education system to identify and remove the obstacles to quality education. The charity currently operates international programmes in rural districts of Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, and Uganda, and there is demand for us to extend its work to other countries.
Watch this space, as we will be following Hollie, Ed and Harry’s adventures on the open road over the coming weeks.