THREE students from Exeter University have started the Exeter RAG: Jailbreak challenge today, in order to raise funds for Pete’s Dragons and Nightstop Devon.

This weekend Louisa Bateman, Poppy Clarke and Lucy Harley — aka, Team Adios —will be taking part in the Exeter RAG: Jailbreak, which is a challenge to get as far away from Exeter University in 36 hours, with no money. The 36 hours starts today, when the girls will leave Exeter and rely on donations to take them as far as possible. In previous years, teams have reached New York and Tel Aviv, so their goal is to break their record! During the 36 hours, the girls hope to travel by car, train and even plane — however this will rely fully on the kindness and generosity of strangers.

Louisa, Poppy and Lucy are fundraising for RAG’s nominated charities: Nightstop Devon and Pete’s Dragons. These two charities play a role in enhancing the lives of all people locally and creating a great support system.

Nightstop Devon is linked to Julian House and gives a bed and a meal for the night to young people who have nowhere else to go.

Pete’s Dragons, which was started in Launceston, is a charity that helps those living through the suicide of a loved one giving timely and appropriate support. For further information on these charities, go to:

The girls are encouraging people to donate what they can to help them raise money for these amazing charities by going to:

Louisa, Poppy and Lucy are now fundraising for their own travels. People can follow them on Instagram (TeamAdios123) for the latest updates of their challenge. They will also be tracked during their travels and a link to follow them has been posted to Instagram today.