Modern slavery exists in every country on earth, including the UK. There are currently estimated to be 45.8. million people living in slavery around the world. That’s three times the amount that were enslaved during the time of the transatlantic slave trade. The difference is that today it’s gone underground. In the UK it goes unseen on our high streets, on our farms and behind closed doors in our homes. Around the world it exists in the same way but also in the production of the things we buy at home.
Over the last couple of years that we’ve been planning and doing this trip slavery is starting to hit the headlines of the international press. The world is waking up to the issue and hopefully we can play a small part in the fight against it.
Through going around the world on our scooter and sidecar we are trying to demonstrate just how widespread the issue is and just how interlinked we all are with it. To showcase how prevalent it is, we’re meeting with the organisations who are fighting it in the places we visit. So far, we’ve driven from London to Cape Town and Santiago to Vancouver. We have met with several organisations who are doing amazing work to combat it or prevent it where they are and these are listed on our partners page.
Choose a perk below and donate to the organisations fighting modern slavery.
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” – William Wilberforce
The total on this page reflects the gross amount of money donated by members of the public both online and at events. It does not reflect money donated to the project by corporate sponsors that has been used to fund the trip. The total has recently been amended to display the total amount to be donated to charities fighting modern slavery. If you have any questions please get in touch via our contact page.
“We did it” t-shirt.
Grab one of these cool we did it t- shirts!
An As Seen From The Sidecar sticker and a sincere thank you.
A cracking As Seen From The Sidecar sticker and a sincere thank you from us!
Postcard From The Trip
Receive a postcard from a mystery location on our route. You’ll get a special message of thanks out of the blue sometime in the next couple of years. What a treat!
As Seen From The Sidecar T- Shirt
Treat yourself to a cracking As Seen From The Sidecar T-shirt.
A Birthday Skype
Receive a Skype call from wherever we are on route. You could get a birthday wish from Sudan, South Africa or even Siberia. We’ll show you around and attempt to sing happy birthday in the local tongue. Tweet us after you’ve bought it with #KnowAlex so we can say thanks!
Name The Sidecar
Boaty Mc Boat Face? The “your name” sidecar? If you’re feeling exceptionally giving you can splash out and name the first ever sidecar to circumnavigate the planet. Get your name in the history books for this completely ridiculous reason. It will also be seen around the globe so if you’re a business looking for a cheap way to get global coverage then look no further. Email info@AsSeenFromTheSidecar.org for more details.