EDEN AID TRIP TO POLAND- 16-19 AUGUST 2022

drivers from CLC: Mandy Allen, Leah Haynes & Sarah Clark

A convoy of 6 minibuses including a CLC minibus & 12 drivers.
Departed Tuesday lunchtime and returned Friday evening.
The whole convoy travelled from Oxford to Calais and continued to Dortmund. The convoy then split into the Northern convoy, going to Poznan, and the Southern convoy going to Bielsko-Biala. After dropping off aid both convoys travel to a hotel in Radom. For the return journey the mini-
buses become one convoy again and travel to Warsaw and Berlin to collect refugees and then back to Calais and the UK.

Northern Route: Calais to Poznan refugee centre, Poland
3 minibuses & 6 drivers
Leah & Sarah in CLC minibus
Total miles covered: 2404
Southern Route: Calais to Bielsko-Biala refugee centre, Poland
3 minibuses & 6 drivers
Mandy in St Mary’s Calne minibus with her co-driver Nicky
Total miles covered: 2443.2

16 hr without traffic

1,576 km

16 hr 44 min without traffic

1.641 km

16 hr 12 min without traffic

1,602 km

We took a trailer full of aid collected from our College community, friends and family

Depart Cheltenham Tuesday 11:20—arrive at Eden Aid hub, Oxford 13:02

Minibuses loaded with aid- meet charity organises, drivers & trip briefing

Leah and Sarah with CLC minibus, ready to go!

Mandy and her co-driver Nicky

Depart Oxford 13:44-16:27 arrive Folkstone for Channel Tunnel Crossing

Arrive Calais Tuesday 18:37
First leg: 18:37-21:01 motorway stop—countries: France, Belgium

Next leg: Tuesday 21:28-22:43 motorway stop—countries: Belgium, Netherlands

Next leg: Tuesday 23:03-Wednesday 00:23 motorway stop– countries: Netherlands, Germany

Next leg Wednesday 00:40-02:04 motorway stop—countries: Germany

refuelling

flapjacks for the drivers

Next leg: Wednesday 02:24-04:00 motorway stop—countries: Germany

Next leg: Wednesday 04:22-05:51 motorway stop—countries: Germany

Next leg: Wednesday 06:54-08:28 motorway stop—countries: Germany, Poland

Next leg: Wednesday 08:55-10:44 Poznan refugee centre—countries: Poland

Delivering aid to Poznan refugee centre

Delivering aid to Bielsko-Biala refugee centre

Next leg: Wednesday 11:58-13:27 motorway stop—countries: Poland

Next leg: Wednesday 13:47-14:55 motorway stop—countries: Poland

Next leg: Wednesday 15:04-16:23 motorway stop—countries: Poland

Last leg: Wednesday 16:26-17:20 arrive hotel—countries: Poland

Overnight stay and rest before the return journey

Depart Thursday 09:07-10:38 arrive refugee pick up point—countries: Poland

Meeting our lovely passengers and pets!

Zofia our College cleaner came to see us off!

Next leg: Thursday 14:57–16:44 motorway stop—countries: Poland

lunch stop

Next leg: Thursday 14:57–16:44 motorway stop—countries: Poland

Next leg: Thursday 17:03–18:11 motorway stop—countries: Poland

Next leg: Thursday 18:20–19:17 Berlin refugee pick up point—countries: Poland, Germany

Next leg: Thursday 19:26–20:03 motorway stop—countries: Germany

collecting our remaining passengers from Berlin plus cat!

Next leg: Thursday 20:35–21:17 motorway stop—countries: Germany

Next leg: Thursday 21:29–22:55 motorway stop—countries: Germany

Next leg: Thursday 23:15–Friday 01:02 motorway stop—countries: Germany

Next leg: Friday 02:45–05:11 motorway stop—countries: Germany, Netherlands

Next leg: Friday 05:33–07:11 driver swap only—countries: Netherlands, Belgium

Next leg: Friday 07:13–09:13 motorway stop—countries: Belgium, France

Channel Tunnel Crossing—very happy faces!

Next leg: Friday 12:18 –12:49 Ashford train station—countries: UK

Ashford train station to St Pancras

Wishing all our passenger Good Luck!

Next leg: Friday 13:33–15:16 Cobham services—countries: UK

drivers’ last break before heading home

Next leg: Friday 15:59–18:03 Eden Aid hub, Oxford—countries: UK

Last leg: Friday 18:24–20:10 home! Countries: UK

Some messages from the sponsors and passengers

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