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Dan Motterham is hoping to raise at least £2,500 for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and kicked off his fundraising with a sponsored chest wax on Saturday.
The 25-year-old hasn’t had any personal experience with the cause, but decided it is a worthy one to help out.
He said he had never been a selfish person but has also never gone out of his way to get on karma’s good side, so decided to use this year to raise as much money as he can for a charity which relies on donations.
The waxing took place at Ginger Body and Soul, Hope Street, Sheerness, and has given him a good start to his campaign – having collected £451.
He also ended up having his armpits done by the staff, which he said was very painful.
It looks set to be a very busy year for him as other fundraisers already planned include a 12km assault course, eating and drinking on just £1 a day for a week, a sky-dive, growing a beard, a 12-mile obstacle course, biking from Sheppey to Brighton and back in a weekend and a half marathon.
He has also signed up to take part in the Great North Run and is hoping to add more events throughout the year.
He said he has already started training for the fitness activities.
Former Cheyne Middle School pupil Dan is currently living in Rainham but hopes to be moving back to the Island in the near future.
“There isn’t any charity that is really close to my heart, but I thought all those little kids don’t really know any better,” he said.
“And it doesn’t just help them, it helps their families through a stressful time. GOSH pretty much relies on public donations.
“I’m looking forward to this year and I just hope everything comes off and I will get through them all.”
To sponsor Dan or read more about his challenge, go to www.justgiving.com/danmotty
Alternatively, you can text MOTT88 and the amount you want to give to 70070.
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