Here at Tudor International Freight, on April 2nd, we aided Derby University students in the #Jailbreak challenge for charity Teenage Cancer Trust.
The trending Jailbreak challenge saw the students compete to travel as far as they possibly could with no money in just 36-hours and the students who trekked furthest away were crowned winner.
As a freight company who often help students migrate abroad anyway, we thought it would be befitting to donate the team ‘CoastBusters’ some FREE flights to Dublin, Ireland, in a bid to support their mission.
Alex, a 20-years-old, Derby university student and member of the CoastBusters said, “We had to get around for free it was so difficult, we just had to use our persuasive skills.
“We mostly got around on buses and coaches, trains were more difficult, we had no money and we found the train drivers were more difficult to persuade but we made-do.”
The CoastBusters published a plea on a Facebook community page when they missed their ferry from a port in Hull, luckily for them, we saw the post and came to their rescue with free Dublin flights!
Adam Johnson, a director at Tudor International Freight said, “We spotted them on a Leeds local community page, that Alex was taking part in a jailbreak challenge, and need to get as far away from Derby as fast as he could.
“As we have great connections with Leeds-Bradford airport, we knew just the person to ring who could help with this challenge.
“We told Alex if you get to Leeds, we’ll get you to Ireland for free, and he took us up on the offer.”
"As we have great connections with Leeds-Bradford airport, we knew just the person to ring who could help with this challenge"
The students were offered the free flights by us at Tudor when they missed their last ferry from Hull at 8:30 pm, leaving them stranded and having to find somewhere to stay overnight in the seaside city.
After staying the night, they were up at the crack-of-dawn with just 16-hours of the 36-hour challenge remaining.
"they were up at the crack-of-dawn with just 16-hours of the 36-hour challenge remaining"
Jailbreaker Alex contacted us and said, “We were on a time limit, it was tight, we actually eventually reached Dublin thanks to Tudor with just 10 minutes remaining, so we went to the pub.
“I’m not sure how successful we would have been if Tudor didn’t help us out, but I and the team are so grateful as we came 2nd out of all the Jailbreakers, so thank you!”
The CoastBusters were one of three teams, the other teams ending up in France and London.
The team coming 1st covering the largest amount of distance was team ‘Psych4Life’ who travelled 842 miles from Derby University to Toulouse, France and raised £500 in the process.
Tudor Freights Director Adam said, “We’re always happy to help out the community, especially when it’s for charity, we’re ecstatic we helped this team get to where they needed to be in Ireland to raise the money for charity.”
For more information regarding Tudor International Freight and how we help students move their bedroom and belongings abroad on a day-to-day basis, get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org