AWD is a community engagement event which started in 2007. Originally we encouraged volunteers across Europe to hold activities on one particular day allowing them to ‘collect’ kilometres. The aim of the campaign was to add up everyone’s distance covered at the end of the day and to have collected enough kilometres to go around the circumference of the globe, which is 40,075kms.
AWD began in 2007 and has grown significantly since then, incorporating events as far afield as Dubai and Georgia. To date the campaign has raised over £788,000 and helped more than 140,000 young people. As a result of the greater numbers of people taking part, we have also extended the campaign dates to take place over a week. Venues still choose a single day within this week in which to hold an event, and they collect as many kilometres as possible within this day. In 2015 we opened up the campaign to include schools and youth organisations for the first time.
Please click on the image to see a selection of photos from Around the World in a Day across the years.