Thousands raised for children's charity by 260-mile skateboard trip

Thousands raised for children's charity by 260-mile skateboard trip

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Anthony Organ

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Thousands raised for children's charity by 260-mile skateboard trip

Nearly £3,000 has been raised for seriously ill children thanks to a 260-mile skateboarding marathon from Maidenhead to Newquay.

Dominic Kolodziej, from Blackamoor Lane, decided to skateboard the entire way from Maidenhead Town Hall to Newquay, in aid of Dreamflight.

The 24-year-old said: “I’ve had a really good time.

“My legs were stiff for a week and I wouldn’t do it again, but it was great to raise money for such a fantastic cause.”

Dreamflight, based in Amersham, takes ill and disabled children on holiday to Disneyland, Florida.

Jenny Hillam, fundraising and events manager, said: “We are so amazed and can’t say thanks enough.”

The trip took eight days starting on June 1, with bed and breakfasts offering free accommodation each night.

Dominic met people who didn’t believe such a feat was possible and who were eager to donate.

The sales manager at Momentum Coach Hire in White Waltham, was joined for part of the journey by his friend and colleague Johnny Newel, who roller bladed.

Tony Wood from Globe Skateboards also filmed part of the journey.

Other sponsors included Dominic’s employer Momentum, national skate park manufacturer Freestyle Skateparks and Henley’s Yeuk skate shop.

Dominic has since promised to run the 2014 Brighton Marathon, again for Dreamflight.

Visit justgiving.com/skate2newquay to donate.

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