Dominic Keeley will be setting off on April 22nd to hitch hike across Europe, but the big challenge for him will be to arrive in Budapest without spending any money at all on transport.
He will be stopping off in France, Belgium, Germany and Austria before arriving in Hungary, covering over 1000 miles in four days. Dominic aims to arrive in Budapest on the 25th April and will certainly have to use his initiative to get there. Dominic explained "I will hitch rides, persuade train drivers, jump onto boats and walk miles if I have to." Challenge number two will be to join a team taking part in the 24 hour Relay for Life in Ferndown on 12th and 13th July. Many of the team members are students at Ferndown Upper School where Dominic was himself a student, and they will be walking, running or even crawling round a running track for 24 hours in aid of Cancer Research.
Challenge number three will take Dominic to Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon to undertake the three peaks, in three days. A combined height of over 11,000 feet!
The final challenge for Dominic will be closer to home. On the 5th October he will be running in the Bournemouth Half Marathon, aiming to cross the finish line in under 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Dominic, a recipient of the John Thornton Trophy on graduation from Ferndown Upper School, is a remarkable young man. The JTYAF are extremely grateful for his support and wish him all the very best for his fundraising challenges. Dominic is aiming to raise a total of £1000 to be split between :-
The Amelia Grace Rainbow Fund, Cancer Research, The John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation and the Association of International Cancer Research (AICR)
Surely all this is worth a pound or two, so why not visit Dominic's JustGiving page and make a donation.