Words by Abi Scaife
A teacher from Nottingham is cycling the distance around the world for Samaritans.
Tell me more.
Ed McEwan is a teacher and, in his spare time, volunteers with Samaritans, a charity that runs a 24/7 helpline for those in need, available 365 days every year.
What’s even more impressive - when he first started, he had never really ridden a bike before!
That’s amazing! How’s it going?
Back in August 2020, Ed decided to try riding for 365 consecutive days, with a minimum of 10 miles as a daily target. Now, Ed is doing 30 miles every day and has just completed 25,000 miles - that’s the distance around the whole world!
Ed is using the opportunity to raise money for his local Samaritans branch, and if you want to help support him, you can donate to his JustGiving page.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
Re-Engage. This is a charity that is making life less lonely for thousands of older people every year, through volunteer-led activities. Find out more.
Campaign to End Loneliness. This charity campaigns to make sure that people most at risk of loneliness are reached and supported. Support them here.
Marmalade Trust. This is a charity dedicated to raising awareness of loneliness and helping people make new friendships. Find out more and support them here.