Our Journey

In 2015, we completed a journey between Orihuela court and London Royal Court of Justice on foot. 44 marathons in 44 days with the hope of raising awareness of parental child abduction and parental alienation and also, on a very personal level, to show my daughter that I would travel the world for
her.

http://walkacrossborders.blogspot.com/

On that occasion, we raised funds for the Reunite
International Child Abduction Centre Charity

This time, with our cycle, as well as having another attempt at raising awareness of these issues, we hope to help to raise funds for another charity which is close to our heart and in memory of an inspirational young lady Alice Pyne (Alices Escapes (1146011))

I am aiming to raise £5000 to fund the upkeep of one of their caravans.

The charity offers complimentary holidays for families with seriously-ill-children, along with breaks for those who have lost their child. Please read more about this amazing charity on the link.

https://www.alices-escapes.co.uk/

The link for donating to this charity is :

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tandemacrossborders1

The second charity is Parental Alienation Awareness (1187738) who aim to raise awareness, educate, & campaign against this form of child abuse that needlessly disconnects children, parents, & their extended families.

This, many of you know, I can directly relate to...

We are hoping to raise £2000 to help with publishing and distribution costs in the production of parental alienation awareness brochures.

www.paawareness.co.uk

The link for donating to this charity is :

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tandemacrossborders-paa

I understand the covid situation has caused financial hardship for many.. Charities like this are also finding these times extremely testing.

If you cant help financially, thats ok. But could I ask that you share my JustGiving page links so others can help to support one or both of these worthy charities?

Thanks all xx


Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Can you help with Tandem Across Borders?


Hi all.. I really need your help here.

In Aug/Sept, I am cycling from Cabo Roig, Spain to UK and in doing so, trying to raise some funds for the Alice's Escapes Charity and also the Parental Alienation Awareness Charity.




I also wish to raise awareness of the impact of Parental Child Abduction, parental alienation and how parents, families AND children can be so badly let down in the family courts in various juristictions.

II have created Facebook Events pages for each stage so you can follow my route (see below)

You can help in several ways. Some without even leaving your chair! ANY help would be extremely appreciated:

1) By simply sharing some of my posts prior to and during the cycle. This will help me reach my fundraising target for Alice's Escapes and/or Parental Alienation Awareness charities and help me to promote these causes

2) Help me contact people en route as I would really hope to have people there not only for cycling but also as as emergency contact should we get into any difficulties.

I would like to replace the (?) with names below of people who live close to the end point each day.

3) Help me find company sponsors for each day of the journey who I can promote on my blog/vlog.


4) If local to the area I am passing through, why not cycle with me as my named Stokers from part of a stage (or more of course). Or cycle alongside on your own bike.

II DONT expect people to travel out of their locality to cycle but you CAN help by trying to make contact with people from those areas that might cycle with me.

5) PA / PCA focus groups, PLEASE help me raise awareness of these issues by posting relevant information onto my Tandem Across BORDERS page


6) Sponsor us on either of the Justgiving pages at the bottom of this post

These posts will be under approval control.

Below is my route plan

21st August

Cabo Roig to Alcoi (via Orihuela) - Day 1 (approx 139km)





Co-Riders/Stokers: Sue Turner
Emergency Contact: Michelle Wollage 0034 651 574 682
Company sponsor: ?

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22nd August

Alcoi to Valencia - Day 2 (Approx 121km)




Co-Riders/Stokers: Sue Turner
Emergency Contact: Michelle Wollage 0034 651 574 682
Company sponsor: ?
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23rd August

Valencia to Torreblanca - Day 3 (Approx 111km)





Co-Riders/Stokers: Sue Turner
Emergency Contact: Michelle Wollage 0034 651 574 682
Company sponsor: ?
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24th August

Torreblanca to Miami Platja - Day 4 (Approx 126km)





Co-Riders/Stokers: Sue Turner
Emergency Contact: Michelle Wollage 0034 651 574 682
Company sponsor: ?
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25th August (Aleyah's 16th birthday)

Miami Platja to Barcelona - Day 5 (Approx 132km)





Co-Riders/Stokers: Sue Turner
Emergency Contact: Michelle Wollage 0034 651 574 682
Company sponsor: ?
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26th August

Barcelona to Palafrugell - Day 6 (Approx 129km)





Co-Riders/Stokers: ?
Emergency Contact: ?
Company sponsor: ?
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27th August

Palafrugell to Le Barcares (France) - Day 7 (Approx 124km)





Co-Riders/Stokers: ?
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28th August

Le Barcares to Sete - Day 8 (Approx 128km)




Co-Riders/Stokers: ?
Emergency Contact: ?
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29th August

Sete to Avignon - Day 9 (Approx 124km)





Co-Riders/Stokers: ?
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30th August

Avignon to Valence - Day 10 (Approx 130km)





Co-Riders/Stokers: ?
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31st August

Valence to Lyon - Day 11 (Approx 111km)





Co-Riders/Stokers: ?
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1st September

Lyon to Le Creusot - Day 12 (Approx 147km)




Co-Riders/Stokers: ?
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2nd September

Le Creusot to Montbard - Day 13 (Approx 113km) 




  
Co-Riders/Stokers: ? 
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3rd September

Montbard to Lesmont - Day 14 (Approx 108km) 





Co-Riders/Stokers: ? 
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4th September

Lesmont to Soisons- Day 15 (Approx 157 km) 




  
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5th September

Soisons to Arras - Day 16 (Approx 121 km) 





Co-Riders/Stokers: ? 
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6th September

Arras to Calais - Day 17 (Approx 114 km) *This will include the Calais to Dover Ferry Crossing. 





Co-Riders/Stokers: ? 
Emergency Contact(s) : - Calais : ? - Dover :? 
Company sponsor: ? 
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7th September

Dover to Basildon- Day 18 (Approx 121 km)





Co-Riders/Stokers: Nick Chambers 
Emergency Contact: Michelle Wollage 0034 651 574 682
Company sponsor: ? 
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8th September

Basildon to Stowmarket - Day 19 (Approx 105 km) 





Co-Riders/Stokers: Michelle Wollage 
Emergency Contact: ? 
Company sponsor: ? 
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9th September

Stowmarket to Harlow (via Red Lodge) - Day 20 (Approx 127 km) 





Co-Riders/Stokers: ?
Emergency Contact: ? 
Company sponsor: ? 
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10th September

Harlow to Peacehaven (VIA ROYAL COURT OF JUSTICE) - Day 21 (Approx 146 km) 





Co-Riders/Stokers: (RCJ to Peacehaven) Michelle Wollage 
Emergency Contact: Michael Lunn +447894 062727 Company sponsor: ? 
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From the bottom of my heart, thank you for ANY support you can give. Donations can be made via my JustGiving pages

Alices Escapes 





Parental Alienation Awareness




My contact details: 
Steven Monk-Dalton 
s.monkdalton@gmail.com 
+34 622 92 57 54

Saturday, 26 December 2020

2020 Christmas Message



Another Xmas come and gone.. Once again, it hasn't been easy but thank you so much to all close to me who made a difficult time of year as enjoyable as was possible... In particular, Michelle, who really is my rock.




Thanks also to family and friends who I really do appreciate the messages of support and for the cards that include Aleyah even though she has been absent now for over 10 years.. I keep every single message for her so she will see for herself how much she is loved and missed xxxx

I hope my daughter Aleyah had a wonderful day despite the covid restrictions... I hope with all of my heart that 2021 will be our year to be reunited...

I pray that abducting/alienating parents (and families) are given a conscience and realise how wrong their behaviour is and put a stop to it for their children's sake!!

Thoughts with all good parents who are so wrongfully alienated and/or restricted from being with their children and of course to the children who are wrongfully stopped from being with a parent and one side of their family..

This madness won't go on forever.. Stay strong and don't be beaten.. whether it's tomorrow, in the near future or further in time, your children will need you so don't give up!

ALWAYS loving you Aleyah... FOREVER your Dad.. One more day closer xx

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Best Wishes for Xmas and the new year

Wishing everybody a happy & wonderful Christmas / holiday season. Im sure it has been such a difficult year for some.. Let us hope that 2021 is as kind as possible to us all.




For those who are parents who are not able to see their children through parental child abduction/parental alienation/retention, my heart goes out to you and empathise with the hurt that you will undoubtedly be feeling.

I plead to any alienating parents and their families to please PUT YOUR CHILDREN FIRST and stop this!!.

#ParentalChildAbduction #parentalalienation #parentalalienationawareness

The best Christmas present you could give to your child is to allow them to love and be loved by BOTH parents without frustrating any contact, gifts etc and/or without trying to poison their minds against a parent that loves them wholeheartedly. It is NEVER too late to change these behaviours.

Also, I have so much thought for those who are suffering the bereavement of their children or any family member through illness or accident.

It must be such a very traumatic time and must hurt so much in particular on these key dates.

Please stay strong and try to enjoy the season as much as possible and contact the people around you that are important in your life.

This year is going to be additionally harder with Covid restrictions but please... Dont be alone... If any of my friends and contacts need to chat, My mobile / contact details are:

0034 622 925 754
s.monkdalton@gmail.com

If you know anybody that is going through a difficult time or is on their own, check in on them. Involve them where you can - even if this year, it might have to be remotely..

These holidays are a celebration but also additionally difficult for some especially during these restrictive times.

If you have your children / grandchildren with you this year, treasure every single moment with them. They will never be this age again.. You are very blessed..xx

As always, thank you to all who have stayed the distance, inspired me and helped me to stay focused and positive when I have needed it most.

Also to the crazy loons I call friends who keep me smiling (and for putting up with my really bad jokes).

In particular, I must thank Michelle for the love, support and belief she always has in me .. love ya loads!!!!

I really can't put into words how much I appreciate you all. I'm blessed to have some amazing people around me and I never take that for granted

Wishing my own daughter Aleyah a wonderful Christmas and pray that we are reunited very soon



Always loving you... Forever your dad.. One More Day Closer!! xx

Friday, 13 November 2020

Parental Alienation Awareness Charity (1187738)

We have set up the JustGiving page for the second charity that we will be supporting on our cycle

Parental Alienation Awareness (1187738)





The aims of the Parental Alienation Awareness Charity are to raise awareness, educate, & campaign against this form of
child abuse that needlessly disconnects children, parents, & their
extended families.  

www.paawareness.co.uk

info@paawareness.co.uk

Parental Alienation Awareness Registered charity number 1187738

Through this cycle, we would like to try to raise enough funding to help to produce and distribute awareness information in relation to the effects of parental alienation on children and families. Our target for this is £2,000




Please help us to reach our fundraising goals

Thank you so much to those who are helping us to reach our fundraising targets for this tandem cycle. Whether its through donating or sharing the links, it really is appreciated xxx

You can find the route and schedule on our events page Tandem Across Borders - Spain to UK




One of the charities I wish to help is Alices Escapes (1146011) where I am aiming to raise £5000 to fund the upkeep of one of their caravans.




The charity offers complimentary holidays for families with seriously-ill-children, along with breaks for those who have lost their child. Please read more about this amazing charity on the link.


The link for donating to this charity is :


The second charity is Parental Alienation Awareness (1187738) who aim to raise awareness, educate, & campaign against this form of child abuse that needlessly disconnects children, parents, & their
extended families.




This, many of you know, I can directly relate to...

We are hoping to raise £2000 to help with publishing and distribution costs in the production of parental alienation awareness brochures.


The link for donating to this charity is :


I understand the covid situation has caused financial hardship for many.. Charities like this are also finding these times extremely testing.

If you cant help financially, thats ok. But could I ask that you share my JustGiving page links so others can help to support one or both of these worthy charities?

Thanks all xx

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Alices Escapes Charity (1146011)

This is one one the charities that we will be supporting in Tandem Across Borders - Spain to UK next August (2600km in 21 days). Please read more about this wonderful charity on the links below


If you would like to support our efforts, please donate on my justgiving page

And/or sharing this link would be a fantastic help.. Come on guys. I want to try to raise £5000 to help to maintain one of their caravan units.
Love and thanks xxx

Videos of Aleyah's 15th Birthday in August

 It was Aleyah's birthday on 25th August (2020). She is now 15 !!

We put together a couple of videos for her. I hope she likes them


 


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Aleyah... If you are reading this, know that you are ALWAYS in my heart and in my mind.
Reach out to me when you can. I am extremely sad that the extreme tactics that were used to keep us apart but we have time in the future to look forward to.

If you feel cautious because of untruths that might have been told, please, look at the comments of the plea page and who some of the comments are from. They were very close friends of your Granny and Grandad.

http://www.aleyah-monk-dalton.com/plea-to-maternal-family.html

Some were neighbours who stepped away because they did not agree with what was happening...

Please seek your own truths and be in touch when you are ready.

I miss you so much

ALWAYS loving you. Forever your dad

Mobile: 0034 622 925 754

email: s.monkdalton@gmail.com

Shani Ormiston Concert - 2nd Oct - Torrevieja

Our good friend Shani is playing an acoustic concert at Torrevieja on 2nd to present her new EP "Bunker"..
Please support her if you can..




Shani is an extremely talented bi-lingual singer/songwriter from Torrevieja. I have placed links to some of her music below. I am sure you will agree that this lady has real talent..

Talent like this with original music really need supporting!

On a personal note, she and her husband Carlos and her father Andy Ormiston have been THE best friends to us and have helped to support us in various events including those for the Reunite International Child Abduction Centre Charity.

There is a limited capacity of 300 for this event due to Covid-19 restrictions so get your tickets soon. Only €7

tickets available on her website www.shaniormiston.com

Monday, 24 August 2020

Aleyah's 15th birthday

Happy birthday to my beautiful daughter Aleyah. She will be 15 tomorrow !! (25th Aug)



Thank you to those family members and friends who have sent messages, cards etc again (as every year) ... It really means a so much to me that her birthday is remembered and acknowledged and it will to Aleyah I am sure.. Even if she might not be able to show that right now xxxx

As we do every year, we will still try to "celebrate" her birthday in her absence and go to a few places she loved to go to when she was home such as Rio Safari and the Torrevieja boat. And of course, we will have cake..

We put all gifts and cards in a memory chest for her each special day in the hope that one day she will see them to know that I, and people close to me have never.. and WILL never give up on her...

One day closer!!!

www.aleyah-monk-dalton.com

s.monkdalton@gmail.com
0034 622925754

Xxx

#aleyahmonkdalton #15thbirthday #alwayslovingyou #foreveryourdad #onedaycloser

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

“Abuse of the family court systems” article

I remember when I wrote this, it got a mixed reception as it was a very sensitive subject to parents affected by parental alienation and parental child abduction and a few comments argued that it is providing an instruction guide for the alienator. I understand totally, as many parents affected by these behaviours can relate closely to a number of points in this article.




If you have NOT been through the family court processes, these points collectively might seem hard to believe.. After all, the courts work in the best interest of the child right?? There is no smoke without fire right?

This article highlights some tactics used in the hope that people can understand how easily the family court systems can be manipulated..

There are no winners in these cases other that the financial gain of legal professionals.. Least of all the child who stands to be separated from one side of their family (who love the child wholeheartedly) for many years, if not for a lifetime.

It can be a cause of psychological damage and even suicide for both the family and child..

Please read the article and comment if you can. Feedback - positive or negative is appreciated.


“Abuse of the family court systems” by Steven Monk-Dalton

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Shani Ormiston - Bunker CD Project

Hi guys.. Supporting a good friend of ours with this post..



Message from Shani on this link

You are NOT donating here, you are preordering what Shani considers her best work yet. You wont be disappointed.. Lets try to hit her target as soon as possible


€10 (Butterfly) - Digital download of Bunker. Your name on booklet of the album.

€20 (Bunker) - CD Bunker signed. Your name on booklet of the album.

€25 (Peony)- CD Bunker signed. Bunker cloth bag. Your name on booklet of the album.

€35 (Hummingbird) - CD Bunker signed. Cool Bunker T-shirt. Your name on booklet of the album.

€50 (Rainbow) - CD Bunker signed. Bunker cloth bag. 2 tickets to the presentation concert. Your name on booklet of the album.

€80 (All of Me) - 2 Bunker CD´s signed. 2 Once Upon a Time CD´s. Single You Gotta Let It Go. Lyrics of the songs for collection. 2 Bunker cloth bags. 2 cool Bunker T-shirts. Your name on booklet of the album

€250 (Wings) - Concert at your home or event (1 1/2 hours). 5 signed Bunker CD´s. Your name on booklet of the album.

€390 (Miracle) - Sponsor a single.
5 signed Bunker CD´s. 25 copies of the single. Your name or business appear a sponsor of one single and videoclip. Also, at the concert held on October 2nd at the Torrevieja Theater I will do some publicity if you’re a business and/or we can "meet and greet" at the backstage.

For us, we are so happy to give our support not only because of the amazing support and friendship she has given to us personally and in charity events etc (parental child abduction / parental alienation) for several years ; but also because she is an extremely talented young lady and we appreciate how difficult is can be to fund the production of new, original music especially in these difficult times.

Links to some of Shani's original songs to date... 







Thanks