In a day and age where solidarity hashtags and sustainable experiences have almost become a ‘given’, it may seem far-fetched to think that it’s often the simplest of stories that have the biggest of impact.

Real-life stories that inspire, move and – most importantly – connect, getting under your skin because of how relatable they are.

You may have heard a lot of inspiring stories but these latest initiatives from Latin America and Polar Specialist Chimu Adventures are so touching you might want to get your tissues out before scrolling on.

‘Just’ offering charity cruises has never been enough for the innovative travel company that is known for its ‘out of the box’ approach.

From taking celebrities on board for charity to running their own not-for profit Make a Difference (MAD) Project, there is no doubt that the company does things with a greater cause in mind.

“We think that there is no better and more powerful way to make change happen than by telling real stories of real people, usually representing a cause that affects us all” said Greg Carter, co-founder of Chimu Adventures.

Here are some inspiring – and unconventional – ways in which Chimu has changed the world for the better recently:

 

Gifting a 13-year old charitable Teddybearmaker with an Antarctica cruise

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In their latest #traveltochangetheworld venture, Chimu touched millions of Australians by rewarding a 13-year old charitable teddybearmaker Campbell Remess (aka ‘Bumble’) with a trip to Antarctica on live TV last week.

Bumble recently started a new project: Kindness Cruises, raising funds to send cancer patients on cruises. Touched by his acts of kindness, Chimu decided to reward the inspiring kid and a chaperone to join their Discover Antarctica cruise departing in February 2019. He is already planning an exclusive Antarctic series of bears and Chimu will be taking a sewing machine for him to tinker in his spare time…stay tuned for more!

 

Making a Difference to those with a limited voice

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Chimu regularly organises cruises in conjunction with their not-for-profit M.A.D. Project, a fundraising project for lesser known reputable charities working hard to make a difference with a limited voice. Earlier this year, Chimu took Andrew Denton and Jennifer Byrne on board as special guests of the Epic Antarctica fundraising charter with proceeds from berth sales benefitting M.A.D Project.

“If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.” – Andrew Denton.

Pictured above are Jennifer Byrne and Andrew Denton aboard Chimu’s recent charter, Pure Antarctica.

In 2018, Peter FitzSimons, former Wallaby and best-selling non-fiction author of ‘Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age: Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen’ will spice up the 11-day Frozen Frontier fundraising voyage.

 

Turning Pink to Beat Breast Cancer

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Other #traveltochangetheworld initiatives have seen Chimu ‘turn pink’ with the ‘PinktArctica’ Antarctica charter cruising to the end of world raising funds for the McGrath Foundation.

Keep up to date with how Chimu Adventures is changing the world for the better by visiting www.chimuadventures.com

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