[Laura Noakes | Deputy Editor]
This February a handful of very brave students will be attempting Jailbreak. Jailbreak is RAG’s challenge to get as far away from the University of Hertfordshire as possible in 36 hours. Sounds simple? Well, not quite – they will have to do it all without spending any money.
Previously Hert’s students have got as far as Paris and Milan! This year, Jailbreak will take place from Friday February 6th to Sunday February 8th. There will be teams of two to three people and each team will be monitored by a tracking system and texts whilst the challenge is ongoing! There will also be updates posted on social media so everyone will know how each team is doing.
Not only will teams be aiming to get as far away from Hatfield as possible, they will also be fundraising money – there’s even a prize for the team who has raised the most cash before the challenge begins! So if you aren’t feeling like participating in the challenge itself, why not donate some money for a great cause?
This year all money raised from the challenge will go to one of three of RAG’s chosen charities; Teens Unite, Haven House Children’s Hospice and Young Minds. Teens Unite supports teenagers suffering from cancer, Haven House Children’s Hospice looks after children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and supports their families, and Young Minds help young people who are suffering from mental health problems. Each team will have a JustGiving page for donations.
Jailbreak is a great way to raise money for charities who do amazing work, and it’s also such a unique and fun experience for those involved. If you know someone participating make sure you show your support for this incredible challenge by posting on social media or donating. How far away from Hatfield do you think they’ll get this year?