He set off on 22 April to hitch hike across Europe, but the big challenge for him will be to arrive in Budapest without spending any money 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 25 April and will certainly have to use his initiative to get there. He explained “I will hitch rides, persuade train drivers, jump onto boats and walk miles if I have to.”
Challenge number two is to join a team taking part in the 24-hour Relay for Life in Ferndown on 12 and 13 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 5 October he will be running in the Bournemouth Half Marathon, aiming to cross the finish line in under 1 hour 35 minutes.
Dominic is aiming to raise a total of £1000 to be split between:-The John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation (JTYAF), The Amelia Grace Rainbow Fund, Cancer Research and the Association of International Cancer Research (AICR).
Linda Thornton, secretary of the JTYAF said, “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.”
To sponsor Dominic visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DominicKeeley