Kyushu Charity Hitchhike
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Welcome to the Kyushu Charity Hitchhike web page!

Stuck for something to do in Golden Week? Looking for a way of saving money for the summer holidays? Then why not keep Golden Week free for the annual charity hitchhiking event! We've just completed the third edition of the Hitch, returning from a year off after 2004 and 2005. This event is a chance to see parts of your island you may never get the chance to see otherwise and meet the locals in their own cars! Not only is it FREE, you'll also be raising money to help our chosen charity, Room to Read, helping to build schools across south-east Asia. If we have enough participants and raise enough money between us, we may be able to build a whole school through this one event alone.

All you need is a hitching partner, and a sense of adventure! JETs, non-JETs, partners and co-workers are all welcome for what has been described as the most exciting JET event of the year, as teams compete to get around all 7 prefectures in Kyushu whilst completing local challenges and tasting regional delicacies.

So, what do you have to do to take part?Edit

Well, you've missed the boat for 2007 but there will certainly be another one in 2008, again organised by super hitchmaster Doron. Watch this space! In the meantime feel free to check out the Rules, Challenges and reports from previous years to get a flavour of what it's all about.

If you have any questions, requests or comments, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Charity accountEdit

For those that took part in the 2007 Hitch (or for anyone who would like to send a donation!), please send the sponsorship money you collected by electronic transfer to the following account:

銀行名: 大分銀行竹田支店

口座番号: 普通預金 5238460

口座名: 大分国際 チャリティ- 代表 クレマードロンギャリー

Yours Hitchmaster,


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