From John O’Groats to Lands End…
Former student Dave Redmond plans to walk over 1,000 miles in 50 days to reach his end destination for three charities
On 30 June 2014, alumnus Dave Redmond will be travelling from John O' Groats to Lands End by foot to raise money for three chosen charities: Macmillan Cancer Support, MS Society and Help for Heroes. Dave graduated with an LLB in 2005 and is now working as a Criminal Barrister in St Albans, whilst currently studying a PhD part-time.
His aim is to brave the entire journey on his own completely unsupported, which includes carrying his own kit and sleeping in a tent every night. He hopes to achieve this in approximately 50 days.
When asked why he decided to take the challenge, he said: 'In recent times so many of my family members and even a few friends have either died from, been affected by, diagnosed with, or had a health scare concerning cancer. I have spent so much time getting emotional and depressed by all that has been going on over the last decade that I felt, for my own sanity, that I needed to do something positive about it. If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, then change your attitude. So I set about changing my attitude by getting something done.'