CRF Spotlight

  • Download - Safer Travel App

    Download our free 'Safer Travel App' for iPhone and iPad - With increased knowledge and awareness comes safety and happy travels.
  • The 8th September 2012 was a big day for CRF. We held our 10th Anniversary Around the World Dinner event at The Royal York Hotel in York.

    It was the perfect venue, we had a beautiful sunset for all guests having a ride on the York Wheel, the meal was lovely and atmosphere brilliant, Elly was a fantastic host. To everyone who worked so hard to make it happen we offer our greatest thanks.

    Please check out our Facebook page for photos and comments.
  • The service at York Minster was beautiful, a very fitting tribute to Caroline, she would have been very proud of what we have all achieved over the last 10 years. Everyone at Caroline's Rainbow Foundation would like to offer our greatest thanks to everyone who attended the service and offered thoughts and prayers for Caroline.

    Caroline wanted to live in a world where people have the freedom to for-fill their dreams and encouragement to do so.

    Please Click to watch the Service

  • Objective Gap Safety

    Safety Course which teaches young people how to prepare for their gap year and how to deal with problems they may face...

    Prepare and be safe. Our intention is to help students recognise danger by teaching them to think on their feet and interpret situations confronting them - without terrifying the living daylights out of them.

    For more details www.objectivegapyear.com

  • Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation has received a rainbow of support from across the world...
     
    In 2005 a rainbow mosaic was carved into the pavement at the Coppergate Centre in York in memory of Caroline. Now five years on Caroline’s family have been contacted by locals in Bundaberg, the Australian town where Caroline lost her life, with the touching news that a similar mosaic has been carved into the pavement at a local Bundaberg park in tribute to Caroline. A beautiful park popular with backpackers located within 100 metres of 3 hostels.

Caroline's Rainbow Foundation

Caroline's Rainbow Foundation is a registered UK charity working to raise awareness of the importance of safe travel to young people, whether they are going abroad for independent travel, gap year placements, organised tours or simply thinking about visiting a different country.

Caroline's Rainbow Foundation was established after the tragic death of Caroline Stuttle in 2002 in Bundaberg Australia whilst travelling on her gap year.

Aimed at young travellers, CRF works with the education sector, The Foreign Office and other organisations, trusts and charities to provide easily accessible and helpful information about safe travel. In particular the charity provides information about personal safety abroad and encourages young people to recognise and prioritise life’s values wherever they may be in the world.

Latest Charity News

  • 2012 we are celebrating our 10th year anniversary, to keep up with the busy lives of travellers we created a Travel Safety Awareness App for iPhone and iPad hand held devices. The App is available free to download and use.

    The Safer Travel App offers specific travel and safety information for destinations around the globe. Giving travel safety tips, information about the country or city, highlights and attractions, useful and emergency phone numbers, helpful website links that travellers might need, local and annual events in the area, places to go and avoid, season to travel, interactive maps, current population, ethnic groups and languages spoken, Local news, political situation and currency exchange rates.

    The Safer Travel App offers specific travel related information, safety tips and useful contacts for destinations around the globe. Our aim for this project is to provide information for popular travel destinations. Over the following year we plan to expand to cover popular destinations and favoured backpacking routes. Ultimately we are working to cover every travel destination around the world!

    Most people take mobile phones with them wherever they go, now users will be able to access relevant travel safety information on our Safer Travel App anywhere in the world.
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  • Get Involved with Caroline's Rainbow Foundation to make the world a safer place for Backpackers and World Travellers.

    We are expanding our website to make it as informative and user-friendly as possible; with useful information to enable travellers to explore the world in a safer environment. We believe that through Knowledge and Awareness comes Safety and Amazing Experiences.


    This year we have created a Safer Travel App that is free for people to download to their hand-held device. The App offers specific information for world travel destinations; safety tips, information about the culture and countries events, maps and useful phone numbers that travellers might need. Now we are looking to add new destinations and always on the look out for new tips and travel safety advice, if you can help get in touch!

    If you have been travelling on a gap year or holiday and would like to share your experiences, places you really enjoyed and the places you didn't, let us know. By sharing Travel Stories and tips we can help inform people of the potential risks and work to make the world a safer place for everyone to explore.

    If you would like to help Caroline's Rainbow Foundation and our Travel Safety Awareness Campaign please send us an email. Our aim is to become the most comprehensive and accurate guide to personal and travel safety information on the internet. Please email the charity at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • The Twitchy Feet Club' is the brain child of Mark Mattinson and is a music fundraising event to help raise funds for Caroline's Rainbow Foundation and our Safer Travel App project. The launch night of ‘The Twitchy Feet Club' was held on Saturday 14th of September 2013.

    The purpose of the event was for people to enjoy excellent, local and live music in a great York venue and raise awareness of CRF and travel safety to our next generation of world travellers. The event was a huge success and we would like to thank The Peacock Suits, Stonewater and Brother Darwin for amazing music and their support.

    We would also like to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended we couldn't have done it without you... see you at the next event!!


    Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation Golf Day 11th Annual Golf Day 2013 was held on Thursday 12th September held at Sandburn Hall Golf Club.

    The event was a huge success raising over £800 for CRF and our Safer Travel App, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and hope you all enjoyed the day. Look forward to seeing you next year. Many thanks from everyone at Caroline's Rainbow Foundation.

    For another memorable day at Sandburn Hall Golf Club and more information on next years event please; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    or Phone: 01759 304 425
    Sanburn Hall Phone: 01904 469922
  • 18th September 2014

    Anyone for a round of Golf?

    Our 12th Annual Golf Day at Sandburn Golf Club, Flaxton, York. This year we are launching our travel safety App for mobile devices that will offer specific travel safety information for destinations around the globe.

    Sandburn Golf Club, a beautiful venue and amazing course near Flaxton is hosting this years CRF Golf Day, we are raising funds for our Safer Travel App project.

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    Teams of four players are £200 per team. There is a ‘shot gun’ start meaning players will all start together on different holes. Click Here for more information.

Alfredo's Travel Blog

AlfredoHi! My name is Alfredo Castro and I am from Cordoba in Spain. I am 26 years old and although I studied for my degree in Journalism in my country, life allows me to live and travel around the United Kingdom. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to tell you about my travels and experiences; all of them with a consideration of Travel Safety.

I have always thought the world is too big for only unique lifestyle and culture, read my thoughts on an ever shrinking world... Click Here

Jessica's Travel Blog

Jessica Blog picJessica here, a 22 year old student with a major love of travel. I'm currently studying at York St John University for a degree in Media, and hope to put my passion for travelling to good use in the future, and become a travel journalist. Over the years, I have visited some of the most amazing and beautiful countries and cities across Europe, and had some unforgettable experiences. After graduating, I plan to continue my travels and explore the rest of the world.

Aside from making memories that will last a lifetime, it is so important to stay safe and in-the-know wherever your travels take you, and to be aware of the potential risks you could face when abroad.

I hope this blog will be an interesting, enjoyable, and informative insight into my previous travels, and hopefully inspires you to go out and see what the world has to offer. - Click Here

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