Tikka’s Travels set to go global with Glastonbury film boost

Posted by / Friday 24 June 2016 /
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Tikka’s Travels is set for a fantastic boost as an animated film about the sailing challenge Chief Petty Officer, Steve Pointon has taken on to raise funds for Action for Children will be shown at the Glastonbury festival this weekend.

"We met Michael Eavis earlier this year and I was thrilled he responded so compassionately to our story and how driven we are to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children.  It is our passion and he saw that and to know that 180,000 revellers will have the chance to learn about the voyage and story behind it, is unbelievable."

Steve Pointon, Tikka skipper

To support Tikka's Travel - Text Harry to 70080 to give £5 or donate online.

Concept by Neon; Film production by Scriberia; Soundtrack by Delta Mainline.


Tikka’s Travels started life as one man and his boat sailing around the UK for Action for Children, inspired by his adopted son, Harry and led to a host of friends taking up their own challenges under the Tikka umbrella helping raise their £10,000 target before they set sail on June 3rd.

Glastonbury’s support is the culmination of 9months preparation and promotion that has included endorsement from record-breaking sailor Jeanne Socrates, explorer David Hempleman-Adams and TV star, Neil Morrissey.

Steve says "As a huge music fan, I am so excited our story will be beamed onto all the main screens at Worthy Farm including the Pyramid Stage. Our adopted son, Harry is the driving-force behind everything we do. We encounter some tricky sailing conditions in the North Sea this week, it will give us a massive boost to know the world’s most famous music festival will be telling our story."

To support Tikka's Travel - Text Harry to 70080 to give £5 or donate online.


Tikka’s Travels has inspired a range of other challenges to coincide with Tikka’s journey around the UK. A 24-hour Edinburgh to Stoke bike ride by Steve’s brother Anthony and friends for Tikka’s Cycling Challenge raised nearly £3,000 in May, and extreme cyclist and friend, Martin Torbett also from Cheddar, is riding 4,600 miles during the voyage and meeting Steve at various ports of call. Martin’s partner, Naomi, will be donning an Action for Children top and running 10K every day over the three months that they are away. 

There is also a ‘Tikka’s Walking & Climbing Challenge’ involving members of RNAS Yeovilton walking and climbing in Scotland on the Cape Wrath Trail, a distance equivalent to climbing Mount Everest.

To support Tikka's Travel - Text Harry to 70080 to give £5 or donate online.