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Dom Blakey

Dom Blakey's MDS 2016 adventure for WWTW

Challenge complete

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page.[/p][p]On April 8th 2016 I am headed to Marrakech, Morocco and from there on to a remote spot in the Sahara desert, where together with my old friend Guy, I will be lining up alongside a thousand other athletes and foolhardy souls to begin what is widely regarded to be "the hardest footrace on earth"....the Marathon des Sables.[/p][p]The race is staged over seven days and across varying terrain in the Sahara. We will run, walk and at times I am certain, crawl, a distance of somwhere between 250 and 260 km, the equivalent of 6 marathons but over scorching sand, rocky tracks and huge dunes in temperatures that can reach 50 Centigrade at the height of the day.[/p][p]To make the race still harder, we have to be self sufficient in everything but water, carrying our emergency equipment, food, spare clothing and sleeping gear on our backs. [/p][p]I am raising money for Walking with the Wounded, an amazing charity working on behalf of some amazing people...our veteran servicemen injured mentally or physically in defense of our country. WWTW work to rstore their self confidence and get them back into work so that they can continue to support themsleves and their families. Please give as much or as little as you are able. [/p][p]I do not expect this to be easy but I intend to finish and hopefully in one piece! Your support and generosity for my endeavour will harden my resolve and ensure I do...and will be very gratefully appreciated! [/p][p]Best wishes[/p][p]Dom[/p][p][/p]

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May 26, 2016

Patrick Williams

Well done you old fart


May 9, 2016

Donald Heller

An impressive goal and commitment


May 5, 2016

Jason Middleton

Great effort Dominic!


Apr 29, 2016

Marco Da Silva

Jaw dropping awesomeness!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2016

The Walkers

In utter awe - you're amazing!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2016

Robert and Lizzy Haldane

Mad but well done!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2016


Hi Dom, Great achievement. What a race and journey.. Hope to catch up soon to hear more.. Veronique xx

Apr 22, 2016

Natasha Duffield

Congratulations my friend x

£500.00 plus £125.00 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2016

Gifford Wright

Well Done


Apr 22, 2016

Sophie Dillon

Genuinely astonishing effort Dom! Well done doesn't even start to cover it.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid