About Us

The Kindness of Strangers was established in November of 2010, almost by accident.

Founders Brett Seychell and Kimberley Kifun decided to turn their backs on their careers and dive head first into an adventure of a life time. Cycling the 25,000+ kilometres from London all the way to Melbourne, Australia, had an overwhelming urge to to be tackled and that would turn into everyday life from June 2011 to October 2013.

Excited at the prospect of raising money for a charity along the way, the transparency found was as clear as mud. There were no charities, especially of the larger international flavour, that could confidently inform the donator where the any of the raised funds could or would be spent. In addition, the international charities refused to give any examples of any specific projects previously conducted in the history of their existence!

Why would you give money to an organisation like that?

Dulled, but not deterred, the determination to prove that transparency is possible, admin fees can be eliminated and taking a huge leap of faith that people are good, ‘The Kindness of Strangers’ was born.

The Soap Project, teaming up with The Ideas Partnership

The Kindness of Strangers is an NGO where absolutely 100% of the funds raised reach the people that need it. There are no administration costs, nobody gets paid a wage and no money is spent on expenses. The costs incurred to cycle the 25,000km are completely self funded.

It’s a huge statement and something that The Kindness of Strangers are extremely proud of. And as far as transparency goes, well, every transaction ever made in or out of the account is listed on our accounts page on this website.

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Jagdish Shukla September 5, 2012 at 5:33 am

Dear Bret and Kimbereley ,

It was a wonderful experience to meet and interact with you at Baroda High School , Alkapuri. We all appreciate your this project and sincerly wish you succeed in your mission . We wish you all the best and a pleasant ride for rest of your journey.

With warm regards,

Jagdish Shukla
Baroda Lions Club Education Trust


luciano November 23, 2012 at 5:19 am

Hi guys,
yes you right, every stranger is a friend that we don’t know yet.
Enjoy your trip. Ciao Luciano (met yesterday in BKK front of the big supermarket)


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