Sales manager takes on 260 mile skateboard challenge for charity

Sales manager takes on 260 mile skateboard challenge for charity

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Emma Billingham

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Sales manager takes on 260 mile skateboard challenge for charity
Dominic Kolodziej (right) with Johnny Newel

Fifteen years of skating experience will be put to good use when Dominic Kolodziej  travels 260 miles on a board in the name of charity.

Preparations are underway for the 24-year-old who will start his Maidenhead to Newquay journey on June 1. He hopes to complete it in just seven days.

Dominic, a former Desborough School pupil, said: "I haven’t been to Newquay before so I thought it be nice to finish there and have a day on the beach and then come back to work."

He won the National Go Skateboarding Day in June in Marlow and has skated in Europe with friends. They have made videos of their tricks.

This time his latest adventure will be in aid of Dreamflight, a charity which gives seriously ill and disabled children the chance to go on holiday to Disneyland in Florida.

Dominic hopes to raise £4,000 for the charity which he got to know through his friend Jose Revez, a long-standing supporter of the organisation.

"I have helped Jose with fundraising barbecues and evening events for the charity in the past," said Dominic, who lives in Blackamoor Lane.

He added: "I know how important Dreamflight is for Jose so choosing this charity seemed obvious."

The ground during the trip will be very different from where Dominic usually skates in Windsor at the Vansittart Estate skate park. The sales manager for Momentum in White Waltham will be travelling on a wooden long board cruiser deck.

He added: "These boards are more durable than others but I will be taking a few spares just in case."

He has planned his route with paved areas in mind.

Friend and colleague Johnny Newel, 23, will join Dominic for part of the trip on rollerblades.

Visit justgiving.com/skate2newquay to donate.

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