Karl Lokko


Big Change
Big Change has a fundamental belief in the UK’s young people. They’re our priority, our passion, and our inspiration. And everything we do is designed to help them be the very best version of themselves. Helping them rise above and beyond their circumstances, and giving them the opportunity, motivation and courage to see the positive differences they can make for themselves, for others, and for their community. How do we do it? By identifying, partnering with and connecting like-minded organisations and individuals who are all striving to accelerate positive change. We raise money and awareness around key issues for youth in the UK. We support the people and projects at the heart of communities that are doing important, innovative work at ground level to make a real difference. And they’re people who are not afraid to work together to bring brilliant ideas to life.

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Karl Lokko

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Why am I doing this? Why is it Important?

I remember my youth and the struggles I faced. I remember the journey to be where I am now and I understand the importance of doing that which has not been done to get results that have never been seen.

This challenge is not just physical but it is mental encouragement that allows you to see past your average potential and channel a new motivation which is not only to accomplish this testing and daring journey, but bring change to the lives of young people.

The steps I take and pedals I push will be with the ultimate purpose to produce an impact that encourages and allows the new generation to strive! 

My motto for this year is #IStriveYouStrive


What is Strive?

STRIVE is a philosophy: that growth happens when you step out of your comfort zone to achieve bold ambitions; magic happens when you do it with others.

STRIVE is about more than a physical challenge. It is the coming together of people bound by a common set of values and a belief in the power of a growth mindset to help young people thrive in life.


What is Big Change?

Big Change was created to think differently about the role that charity can play in driving change for young people in the UK.

Change only happens if you do things differently. That is why funds raised from STRIVE provide early stage funding for innovative projects that can drive long term change in the way we support young people- setting them up to thrive in life, not just in exams.


What am I doing?


As a part of the strive core team I will be hiking into Northern Italy from the base of the Matterhorn, cycling the entire length of the country, swimming from Italy to Sicily, mountain biking to the foothills of Mt Etna and then running a half marathon to the summit of the active volcano.

The swimming is questionable 'lol' & I know this will take a tremendous amount of willpower. But I know it's worth it! 

Thanks in advance 

This is going to be a great year and a great experience. I hope that you all are inspired to give. 100% of your donation goes over to the team at strive to give children across the UK a chance to strive!

 Those of you who donate I truly give you a hug from my heart and appreciate you!

Recent donors

10.10.16 Congratulations on a fantastic achievement Karl, you're an inspiration.

01.10.16 Amazing achievement. Respect!


29.09.16 YEAH BUDDIE!! xxx

27.09.16 Go Karl, You've got this!

16.09.16 On behalf of Talent International Ltd we would like to wish you all the best on your challenge for a great cause. Good luck and be safe!


11.09.16 Good luck, Karl!!! You can do it! Min xx

11.09.16 The Father is before & behind you always

09.09.16 Karl, my man, Rebekah and I are looking forward to joining you guys at the end of the month. Kick some butt out there. Strive on brother. Lots of love, N&R

08.09.16 Good luck Karl!!

24.08.16 Go for it!!


Running total

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Josh Bayliss
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