Its a long walk from Rome to London but all in aid of charity ‘CALM’

Dan Keeley is walking from the Coliseum in Rome to the London Eye, a walk of 1250 miles.

Dan who suffers from bipolar himself is running in support of men’s mental health. The charity is called CALM (Campaign against living miserably)

Dan lived in East Hoathly and went to the primary school and then Ringmer Community College. His father still lives in the village.

He is due to arrive in his home village on Wednesday the 25th October between 1 and 2pm and is hoping as many people will turn out to greet him on his final leg to London.

Dan has asked on his Facebook page for anyone who can to run or cycle alongside him on his journey on his final days into London on ‘The Home Leg’

Here’s the plan:

Tuesday 24th October – run 15 miles from Newhaven to Eastbourne (via the South Downs). Starting at Newhaven Port, finishing at Eastbourne Pier. 11am start, 2pm approximate finish.

Wednesday 25th October – run 15 miles from Eastbourne to East Hoathly (via Hailsham). Starting at Eastbourne Pier, finishing at the Kings Head. 10am start, 1pm approximate finish.

Thursday 26th October – run 17 miles from East Hoathly to Tunbridge Wells. Starting at the Kings Head, finishing in Calverley Grounds opposite Tunbridge Wells train station. 10am start, 2pm approximate finish.

Friday 27th October – run 25 miles from Tunbridge Wells to Bromley (via Sevenoaks). Starting in Calverley Grounds, finishing in Bromley High Street (pedestrianised area) 100m from the train station. 10am start, 4.30pm approximate finish.

Saturday 28th October – run 6 miles from Bromley High Street to Greenwich Park then 6 miles along the Thames to finish at The London Eye! 10am start, 11am arrival/gathering at Greenwich Park (directly downhill from the Royal Observatory in the centre of the park) 12pm set-off from Greenwich Park for a 1pm approximate finish at the London Eye!

He added ‘Whether you’d like to run the whole route with me, just one section or perhaps the final 6 mile blast from Greenwich Park to the London Eye, I’d love to have you with me’

‘If you are planning to join me and would like to fundraise (with all donations contributing towards the overall Rome To Home efforts for The Campaign Against Living Miserably) you can set up & customise your own dedicated fundraising page in just a few minutes here:

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