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Tom In Land's End to London Challenge

A huge well done to alumnus Tom Harrison (1988-94), who has recently undertaken the mammoth challenge of walking from Land's End to London, a staggering 263 miles, with no money.

Tom was inspired by the millions of Ukrainians who are relying on the kindness of others, fleeing their homes with nothing , and is raising funds for the British Red Cross who are doing vital work to support the Ukraine during the war. Tom is no stranger to a challenge and has previously crawled the London Marathon dressed as a Gorilla.  

Tom set off, Ukrainian flag flying from his rucksack, from Land’s End on 12 September, gaining national press attention for his efforts, and hitting the £2600 mark in donations before beginning. Cornwall, Devon and Somerset provided stunning scenery and weather, with strangers offering accommodation and food in a range of places; from a pub, to a summer house, and even a yurt! The trip continued with many similar examples of kindness from people who were keen to support Tom in this endeavour, and by the time he finished the challenge on 29 September the donations had reached a brilliant £4.8K and growing.  

Tom describes the challenge as “The most bonkers thing I have ever done” and says that arriving in Parliament Square, London, at the end of the trek felt “an enormous relief”. On the efforts of the British Red Cross and his motivation for supporting them, Tom says ”The Red Cross have done such good work in Ukraine and the UK to support thousands of refugees. Their vital ongoing work inspired me to help on a suitably large scale”.

Here at RGS, Tom, now a Metropolitan Police Officer, was involved in “Rugby and CCF, the rigours of which prepared him well for the challenge”. Tom remembers his days at RGS and the impact it had, saying “RGS taught me to remember what I have done, but above all, what I am going to do next”.

A huge well done to Tom on this incredible effort and achievement. If you would like to find out more about this challenge or to support Tom’s fundraising efforts, you can do so here.

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