Project information

The Jumbulance Road Trip

A group of Disabled people on a European Road trip to Lourdes, Rome & Santiago Compestella in a Jumbulance; a mix of faith and non-religious disabled people (and carers) hire a Jumbulance (coach-size ambulance) and film their road trip on a pilgrimage of discovery about themselves & others

3 - 6 months

Charity information: Outside Centre

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  • Need


    Disabled people, who are often severely disabled, lack the opportunity to travel in a safe and secure way - especially with other disabled people - and, as such, this is an exciting, original, innovative project to challenge the misconception about disabled people and how they feel about travel, pilgrimages and togetherness (as a group with and without faith). This is a non-religious project about disability and not religion; an exploration of the joy of disabled people doing things together.


    By providing the opportunity to hire a Jumbulance for a group of disabled people to travel to a number of Pilgrimage locations in a safe, secure and fun way that will be filmed as a record of the journey for others to see, enjoy and learn from. Creating a positive image of disabled people being life-time pilgrims in the journey of life.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To secure the financial support for a filmed Jumbulance journey with a group of disabled people.


    » Plan a journey around Europe with a group of disabled people to visit key pilgrimage places in Jumbulance that is filmed for subsequent community use.

    What success will look like

    Success will be … the taking of a trip across Europe in a Jumbulance, that is filmed, of disabled people exploring themselves and other disabled people's cultures across Europe.

  • Impact


    Apart from the personal fulfillment of each person on the 'Road Trip' - the enhancement of each persons life and the engagement and sharing with other disabled people across Europe - the film made from the trip will be a testament to the joy of disabled people's lives and distributed as widely as possible to show the pleasure and the pain of being a pilgrim for life as a disabled person - a journey of humanity encapsulated in a single trip (however long or short).


    The primary risk is the failure to obtain the finance to undertake the trip or any additional element such as filming it. This would put back the objective of the quality promotion of disabled people as equal, creative and articulate as human beings. Issues such as insurance and liability will be met by Outside Centre to ensure that the 'Road Trip' is a freely available to disabled individuals in order to fulfill our vision as organisations.


    Donors would be kept informed by regular up-dates via email and the organisational website plus the potential to be involved - directly or indirectly - with the projects of those who gp on the 'Road Trip' (individuals) to participate near them in their region and or nationally and internationally.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £40,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £7,500 Jumbulance Hire (including medical staffing)
      £5,000 Accommodation Additional Accommodation
      £5,000 Travel (et al) Support Team Costs
      £10,000 Camera / Crew Filming
      £5,000 Food / Drink Subsistence
      £2,500 DVD / Sound Dissemination
      £5,000 Contingency Insurance /Contingency / Emergencies

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Outside Centre £5,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    We are based in Wolverhampton, in the West Midlands of England, but participants will be from across England and the project will travel across France (i.e., Lourdes), Spain (i.e., Santiago De Compestella) and Italy (Rome) - as well as other places to be identified (e.g., Walsingham - UK, Nevers - France, and Germany and/or Belgium). We will meet other disabled people along the way and explore issues and realities of disabled people across Europe - along the pilgrimage of life as disable.


    Disabled people from across the UK but primarily those, initially, in Wolverhampton and regionally. But also young unemployed people in the City of Wolverhampton and across the region who can be volunteers on the journey. It is important that Outside Centre make the best use of the trip in order to ensure that we can develop skills, self-esteem and a pride in the places people live, communities they inhabit and get that message across all communities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Outside Centre are a small disability run and controlled organisation with a desire to be as creative as they are in the delivery of the work that is needed to change the value and self esteem of disabled people in the City of Wolverhampton and the region of the West Midlands whilst also being flexible and seeing that the project can be as helpful to other groups (such as young unemployed people) in the area (subject and location) in a way that is multifaceted and built upon many partnerships.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Dr Paul A. Darke - CEO Of Outside Centre

    Dr Paul A. Darke, has a PhD in disability and film and is its creative force in project development, delivery and evaluation.